Ear Wax Removal for West Auckland Residents
We are your trusted choice for Ear Wax Removal, serving West Auckland residents from our Epsom, Auckland clinic.
At Family Hearing Centre, we warmly welcome residents from the West Auckland community and would love to assist you with our ear cleaning services.
Understanding Ear Wax
If you are a West Auckland resident looking for ear wax removal, you have come to the right place. We believe that understanding the intricacies of ear wax formation is crucial for those contemplating ear wax removal.
Ear wax, an integral element in the ear's innate self-cleaning process, is naturally generated to safeguard and cleanse. Produced by glands within the skin lining the outer portion of your ear canals, this wax, combined with microscopic hairs in these passages, serves as a trap for dust and other external particles. This protective mechanism plays a vital role in averting potential harm to internal structures, including the delicate eardrum.
Recognising Signs of Excessive Ear Wax Production
While ear wax is crucial for maintaining ear health, some individuals may undergo overproduction, resulting in discomfort and a spectrum of symptoms. These may include ear pain, diminished hearing, a sense of fullness, itchiness, bouts of dizziness, and the onset of ringing in the ear (tinnitus).
Experience Safe and Effective Ear Cleaning with Our Innovative Ear Suction Solution.
For residents in West Auckland seeking expert ear wax removal, you've found the perfect destination. At Family Hearing Centre in Epsom, we offer a secure and effective solution for ear cleaning, prioritising the well-being of your ears. Our recommended method, ear microsuction, is widely acknowledged as the gold standard by medical professionals, surpassing traditional approaches like ear syringing.
When you schedule your ear wax removal appointment, our experienced audiologists will conduct a thorough examination tailored to your individual medical history and the specific characteristics of the ear wax in question.
Our approaches to ear cleaning for ear wax removal encompass:
Ear Microsuction: Employing gentle ear suction (vacuum), we skillfully eliminate debris or wax from the ear canal. This precise procedure is performed under magnifying loupes for optimal precision.
Instrumentation:This method is utilised for the delicate removal of ear wax near the ear canal entrance. Carefully inserted instruments clear the debris or wax while being closely observed through magnifying loupes.
In situations where the wax is impacted, adhering to the canal walls, we may use almond oil or saline to soften it. Depending on the severity, a follow-up appointment with our audiologist may be required.
Book a visit to our Auckland ear cleaning clinic for your ear wax removal service. Choose Family Hearing Centre for a personalised, gentle, and effective approach to ear wax removal in Auckland.
Read what our satisfied patients have to say about their experiences at Family Hearing Centre for ear wax removal services.
Details for ear wax removal appointments:
Cost of ear wax removal: $65 including GST.
Duration of appointment: 15 minutes.
Contact Family Hearing on 09 217 6944 to make a booking or book an ear wax removal appointment online. Unleash your full hearing potential at Family Hearing Centre. From diagnostic hearing tests that go beyond the basics to the latest hearing aid solutions in Auckland, we have everything you need to hear what matters most.
Our ear clinic is open from Monday to Friday 9am to 4:30pm.
Closed on weekends and public holidays.
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FAQ about ear wax removal for our West Auckland residents
Explore our frequently asked questions to learn more about the comprehensive ear wax removal service we offer in Auckland.
What does an Audiologist help with?Audiologists are highly trained healthcare professionals who specialise in diagnosing and treating various hearing and balance disorders. They provide comprehensive services to individuals of all ages, addressing concerns such as hearing loss, Tinnitus, Auditory Processing Disorder, ear wax build-up, and other hearing and ear--related issues. Additionally, they play a crucial role in the selection and fitting of hearing aids, offering support to enhance your hearing and overall well-being. Get in touch with your Family Hearing Centre Auckland audiologist, to discover comprehensive ear health solutions. For more information about our hearing system, read our blog about how we hear the sounds that pass through our ears.
Can an Audiologist do a hearing test?Yes, audiologists are fully equipped to perform thorough hearing assessments. Our audiology clinic in Auckland offers a wide range of hearing tests for all ages. We utilise a range of advanced diagnostic tools to assess your auditory function and identify any hearing challenges or abnormalities. We are fully set up to conduct hearing tests for infants and children. Read about the signs of hearing loss in infants and toddlers for information about hearing loss and young children.
What can an Audiologist tell from a hearing test?During a hearing test, an audiologist can obtain valuable insights into your hearing health. They can determine the degree and type of hearing loss you may have, providing a clear picture of your hearing and ear health. This information can guide them in offering tailored treatment options or further referrals as necessary. Schedule a hearing test appointment with our Auckland audiologist today.
Can an Audiologist detect and diagnose ear problems?Audiologists are trained at detecting a variety of ear problems, including conditions such as ear infections, ear wax buildup, and more. Their expertise enables them to provide early detection and appropriate referrals to other specialists when required, ensuring comprehensive ear care. At our Auckland audiology clinic, we offer a wide range of audiology services to ensure that your ear health is expertly cared for.
What is the difference between an Audiometrist and an Audiologist?The distinction between an Audiometrist and an Audiologist lies in their qualifications and scope of practice. Audiologists in New Zealand hold a Master of Audiology degree or equivalent overseas qualification and possess in-depth training, allowing them to diagnose and treat a wide range of hearing and balance disorders. On the other hand, Audiometrists may have varying levels of training, which may not encompass the same comprehensive expertise as Audiologists. MNZAS Audiologists are Full Members of the New Zealand Audiological Society, the professional body for Audiologists and Audiometrists in New Zealand. They are able to access all funding options that you may be entitled to. MNZAS Audiologists maintain continual professional development to stay current.
Can an Audiologist manage Tinnitus?Yes, at our Auckland audiology clinic, we can indeed provide management and treatment options for tinnitus. While tinnitus may not always be "fixed" in the sense of a complete cure, Audiologists offer strategies and therapies to help individuals cope with and reduce the impact of tinnitus in their daily lives. These approaches may include education, sound therapy, and the use of specialised devices. Book your Tinnitus appointment with our audiologist today.
Can a GP refer you to an Audiologist?In many cases, your General Practitioner (GP) will refer you to an audiologist for a hearing assessment or further evaluation and treatment of hearing issues. We work closely with GPs and Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialists, ensuring a collaborative approach so that you receive the appropriate care for your hearing health needs.
How much is a Hearing Test in New Zealand?The cost of a hearing test in New Zealand can vary depending on the audiology clinic and the specific services offered. Review our hearing test pricing for the specific tests and assessments you are after. Alternatively, feel free to contact our audiology clinic directly for accurate pricing details and any potential subsidies or funding options you might be entitled to.
What is the difference between a hearing specialist and an Audiologist?In many cases, the terms ‘hearing specialist’ and ‘audiologist’ are used interchangeably. ‘Audiologist’ is the correct or official term for ‘hearing specialist’ as we are specialists in hearing. However, audiologists deal with more than just hearing. We are experts in assessing, diagnosing, and treating various ear-related issues. Refer to ‘What does an audiologist help with’ for more information on the role of an audiologist.
What Auckland regions do Family Hearing Centre serve?Whether you are looking for an Auckland audiologist in New Market, Blockhouse Bay, North Shore or other areas in Auckland, we welcome patients from all over Auckland and would gladly help you with your hearing needs.
Can an Audiologist clean ear wax?Yes, certain audiologists are skilled in performing ear wax removal. Your audiologists at Family Hearing Centre have completed the training to safely and confidently remove ear wax. They employ safe and effective methods, such as micro-suction or instrumentation, to remove excess ear wax, contributing to improved hearing and ear health. Book an audiologist appointment to get your ear wax removed today.