Earwax is produced inside your ears to keep them clean and free of germs. It usually passes out of the ears harmlessly, but sometimes too much can build up and block the ear canal. The commonest cause of ear wax blockages are attempts at home removal, frequent use of earphones and being elderly.
If your ears become blocked by wax it can affect your hearing and make your ear feel uncomfortably full. If this is the case, then the safest and most effective option is microsuction clearance. This is a quick and painless procedure where a small device is used to suck the earwax out of your ear. To minimise the risk of any damage this is done while looking down a microscope.
If your ears are blocked, or if you would regularly have your ears syringed, we recommend you try microsuction as a quick, safe alternative.
Dr Blyth has a special interest in ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat problems) and has undergone additional training in ear canal microsuction. He undertakes this procedure at the Cobo Surgery both for the clearance of wax and also for the removal of debris caused by certain infections such as a swimmers ear.
If you would like to book an appointment please contact the Cobo Surgery on 01481 256404