The store is encouraging people to take a more proactive approach to their hearing health by offering customers a new ear wax removal service to complement existing hearing services.
Professionalism in Store
The safest and easiest way to get rid of excess or stubborn earwax is to see a professional in Specsavers Donegal Town. Although your ears are designed to be self-cleaning and will normally produce enough earwax to prevent problems occurring, sometimes, if you experience sudden or partial hearing loss it may be a direct result of a build-up of wax in the ear. By having your ears cleaned professionally in store, it can help ease discomfort and improve your overall hearing.
The wax removal technique used in store is microsuction. Ear microsuction is the quickest and safest method of earwax removal, including hard or impacted wax. The process is much more comfortable as it avoids touching the sensitive skin of the ear canal and has no contact with the eardrum. The medical suction device used by the team in store will quickly and carefully remove the earwax while maintaining vision of the ear canal using a microscope.
Ear Health Problems
For many people, problems with ear wax and overall ear health can arise when items such as cotton buds or earplugs are inserted into the ear, causing irritation. Using cotton buds can interfere with the natural cleaning process and can push wax and debris further into the ear, which can, in turn, cause a build-up or a blockage of the ear canal.
Audiology director, Martina McNulty, says: ‘Earwax is a good thing to have in your ears, that’s why your body naturally produces it. The sticky texture prevents bacteria and germs from moving further into the ear, where they can cause infections. Eventually, the earwax containing any trapped dirt or bacteria will simply fall out without you noticing, cleaning as it goes. An earwax build-up can cause itchy ears, discomfort, or earache, tinnitus, hearing loss or infections. At Specsavers Donegal Town, an audiology professional will assess the extent of the build-up to decide which method is suitable for you and treat the problem accordingly.’
The hearing centre at the store is open six days a week for screenings and repairs with a late opening on Thursday until 7 pm. An audiologist is available every Monday and Friday for full hearing assessments and fittings. The wax removal service will be available every second Thursday.