Many often overlook earwax as a harmless substance that is easily removed via various methods, the most common being cotton swabs. Ideally, you won’t have to worry about your earwax if everything is functioning correctly. But for some, this is not the case.
Earwax helps to keep our ears safe and our hearing sharp. Our bodies naturally produce it, and despite its unpleasant appearance, we need it.
However, like anything else in life, too much of anything can be harmful. Your earwax is no different, as millions of Americans experience a temporary hearing loss due to impacted earwax.
This is not a problem that any kind of hearing device can fix. You must come to see us and let us safely perform the extraction. We have many methods to do so, but the latest procedure using the OtoSet ear cleaning system by Safkan is very effective.
What Is Earwax, and Why Do We Need It?
Earwax is essential to the health of our hearing. Its primary objective is to protect the inner ear from dust and debris that could bring with it harmful bacteria.
As your body produces more, the current wax makes its way to the outer ear and eventually falls out. Actions such as chewing and yawning facilitate this process.
Sometimes during everyday life, this system breaks down, and excess earwax builds up. If enough builds up, it can affect your hearing and even cause you not to hear anything if it’s severely impacted.
How Does Safkan’s Process Work?
Removing earwax can be dangerous. There are a lot of delicate bones and tissues within your ear that make hearing come naturally. If you disturb any of that, your hearing could be damaged beyond repair.
Safkan Health has developed a new system that not only removes your impacted earwax but also does it safely to ensure your ear’s health.
These state-of-the-art earmuffs bear a striking resemblance to headphones and fit your head in the same way.
They contain water that is gently directed into your ear, which works to loosen your earwax slowly. The wax is then flushed out into the receptacle that is connected to the headset.
The process is painless and is much quicker than previous flushing methods.
Who Benefits Most?
Anyone with impacted earwax will find solace in this procedure. Please visit us immediately if you’re struggling with a mild hearing loss. If you discover that impacted earwax is the issue, we can remove it immediately using the Otoset ear wax remover.
Treating it yourself or hoping it goes away on its own is a recipe for disaster. We see patients all the time come to us with issues they have been dealing with for years. If they come to us sooner rather than later, the number of solutions increases.
Old Earwax Removal Techniques
Here are the older methods that you are probably familiar with. Thankfully, you don’t have to employ these archaic methods any longer.
The number one cause of impacted earwax is the tool that most people would say removes it – cotton swabs. Many believe that these are used for cleaning your ears when in actuality, their design is what causes impacted earwax in so many patients.
The motion of inserting a baton into your ear without being able to see what you’re doing is inherently dangerous by itself. We urge that you avoid this at all costs.
A popular technique used for decades is applying olive oil to your blockage.
This is very safe, but the results of its effectiveness are inconclusive. It may take several days for the olive oil to loosen the wax enough to fall out.
Always use this in small quantities. The only caution would be if you have any olive oil allergies or a ruptured eardrum. Do not use this method if you have either of those conditions.
Over-the-counter ear drops are safe, but if you are experiencing a hearing loss, your blockage is past the point of ear drops being able to solve the problem.
The low price of ear drops is attractive and may work for patients with minimal wax buildup, but seeking advice from an audiologist can professionally confirm your suspicions.
How to Determine If You Have Impacted Earwax
The only way to know for sure is to have a comprehensive hearing assessment. This will tell us right away if your problem is earwax or something more complex. No matter your issue, we can start treatment and get your hearing back on track.
If you have any questions regarding your specific situation, feel free to call us anytime. We are always standing by, ready to help.