Professional Earwax Removal for Northern Utah

Have voices started to sound far away or muffled? Do you feel a fullness or stuffiness in your ears but don’t have a cold? These symptoms can be the result of built-up or impacted earwax.

Hearing doctor performing ear cleaning and earwax removal

In addition to temporary or sudden hearing loss as well as a feeling of fullness or stuffiness in your ears, impacted earwax can cause dizziness, headaches, balance issues, infections, ringing in the ears, and/or ear pressure and pain when left untreated.

If you’re looking for relief, your first question could be, “Is there a place to get professional earwax removal near me?”

Utah Ear Institute has you covered with the safest, most effective earwax removal by an earwax removal professional at each of our clinics in Bountiful, Tooele, Park City, and West Valley City.

What Are the Common
Symptoms of Earwax Buildup?

When earwax accumulates and/or becomes impacted, it causes blockage and irritation leading to symptoms like:
  • Aural fullness (stuffiness)
  • Earaches
  • Headaches
  • Muffled hearing
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Dizziness or vertigo
  • Balance issues
  • Itchiness or irritation in the ear canal
  • Decreased hearing aid performance
Symptoms of earwax buildup

What Is Earwax?

Designed to lubricate and clean dirt, fungus, bacteria, and other debris from your ear canal, earwax is nature’s way of keeping your ears healthy. Because the sticky, wax-like oil known as cerumen, or earwax, is important to your overall health, it is necessary to maintain a delicate balance between having enough earwax and having too much, which is why it’s best to let a hearing care professional deal with earwax buildup the right way.

What Causes Earwax Buildup and Impacted Earwax?

Excessive earwax buildup can be the result of narrow ear canals, loss of elasticity from aging, living/working in dusty environments, and hearing aid use. The most common cause of impacted earwax is the use of cotton swabs in an attempt to clean out the earwax.

When using a cotton swab or some other long, thin tube (we shudder to think of what that might be), most people push the earwax deeper into their ear canal, packing it tighter rather than removing it as well as increasing the risk of rupturing or damaging the eardrum.

Professional Earwax Removal in Northern Utah

Our earwax removal specialists have the expertise, experience, and equipment to deal with your earwax the right way. Not only can we see what we’re doing better than you can when you’re trying to deal with it on your own, but we also have special training in various earwax removal techniques. If excessive earwax production is an ongoing issue, we are able to recommend specific products designed to reduce earwax without interrupting or upsetting the delicate balance of necessary earwax production.

The primary method of earwax removal used in our clinics is irrigation. Rather than digging and scraping around in your ear with a curette (a long, thin instrument with a wire loop), our specialist will introduce warm water into your ear to soften the earwax and help flush it out.

In some cases, we’ll have to use a curette to fish out stubborn earwax, but our vantage point allows us to do so with the least amount of discomfort and without the risk of doing damage to your ear canal and/or eardrum.

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At-Home Earwax Removal Measures

Although symptoms often resolve spontaneously or without treatment, dizziness treatment and vertigo therapy might include:

Place 2-3 drops of oil in one ear.

Lie sideways for approximately five minutes to allow for the oil to “sit and soak.”

Wipe any excess oil from the outside of your ear with a soft cloth.

Repeat on your other ear.

Continue this treatment for 3-4 days.

Schedule an Earwax Removal Appointment

Impacted earwax can lead to earaches, hearing loss, tinnitus, or other symptoms that can interrupt your daily life. Our earwax removal specialists at Utah Ear Institute have the expertise, experience, and equipment to safely remove built-up earwax as well as help you get control of excessive earwax production.

By submitting the adjacent form, one of our patient care coordinators will be notified to call you back in order to set up an appointment for safe and effective earwax removal by one of our professionals.

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