During the recent COVID-19 lockdown, we experienced a huge change to our daily lives. The normal buzz of activities and work slowed to a more pedestrian pace and it gave most people a chance to return to a simpler, family life. That is, if both of your ears were working!
When your main activities are chatting to the family and watching TV, you very quickly realise how important your hearing is and how much we take this for granted.
While locked down, Hear Again received many calls from desperate people whose ears had become blocked with wax and had no options for getting this removed.
For some people, this meant a very frustrating several weeks wait until clinics were allowed to re-open and provide the relief they needed.
This resulted in many people saying, “At last! I can Hear Again!”.
Managing Director Steve Foster explains, “Wax production in your ears varies greatly from person to person”.
“Wax is your ears’ natural cleaning mechanism and is mostly made up of dead skin cells. Some people never have wax blockages forming, but for others it is a regular occurrence. This will not normally cause much of a problem until the ear canal becomes fully blocked, at which point it sounds like you have gone underwater in that ear! It is always best to have excessive wax removed before this occurs, as it is the difference between a routine and pretty urgent procedure.”
Hear Again can remove ear-wax easily and comfortably using the very latest micro-suction techniques.
This involves using a small vacuum tube to gently pull the wax out of your ear canal.
The procedure takes only a few moments and gives instant relief from a blocked ear. For anyone who has had ear syringing previously, this is very different; as it places no pressure or strain on your ear drum.
Ear blockages can also be things other than wax. Steve recalls, “We have removed many interesting things over the years: sand, insects, glitter, beads, seeds and even some 20 year old Play-Doh! Ear infections are also quite common and tend to stick around for many months if not treated correctly. These can cause itching or burning sensations in the ear and can result in a rather unsavoury discharge leaking out of the ear. Medication to cure these infections rarely work well if the ear is blocked with discharge, so removal of the blockage by micro-suction is the best way to prepare an ear for effective medication.”
The friendly team at the Hub in Hornby are happy to check your ears at no cost to see if you need them cleaned and the cost for two ears micro-suctioning is only $45. Include ear cleaning as part of your annual medical warrant of fitness.