Understand that ear wax is normal and should be left alone, unless it is causing you symptoms such as; blocked ear, aural fullness, reduced hearing, itching, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), decrease in the sound quality of hearing aids, or whistling hearing aids (feedback).
Seek medical advice if you have; otalgia (ear pain), otorrhea (discharge coming from the ear/s), bleeding from the ear/s or if you are concerned that you have something in your ear that is not ear wax.
Clean your ears yourself. This may irritate your ear canal and increase the risk of an ear infection and the risk of ear wax impaction.
Put anything smaller than your elbow in your ear. This makes sure that you don’t injure your ear canal, tympanic membrane (ear drum) or middle ear bones.
Use ear candles. This ‘alternative method’ for wax removal is ineffective and can potentially be dangerous.
Ignore symptoms. Book an appointment at Clear Ears Perth if you are experiencing any ear health symptoms and we can recommend the most appropriate treatment.