Professional Earwax Removal in Sarasota & Bradenton

Earwax buildup is a leading cause of conductive hearing loss, and if unaddressed, it can become worse and lead to symptoms such as dizziness, pain, infections, and ringing in the ears.

Hearing specialist performing ear cleaning at Gulf Gate Hearing Aid Center in Sarasota, FL

However, attempting to remove earwax on your own can be dangerous, running the risk of pushing wax further into the ear or damaging delicate parts of the hearing organ.

Gulf Gate Hearing Aid Center offers professional earwax removal and ear cleaning in the Sarasota & Bradenton, FL area. We are the longest standing group of independent hearing care specialists in the area and have helped thousands of individuals and families better care for their hearing health.

To learn more about our safe in-office earwax removal services or to schedule your appointment, reach out today.

About Our Ear Cleaning and Earwax Removal Services

There are several earwax removal methods we utilize to ensure the process is as effective and safe as possible. These methods include:

  • Manual Removal: Using specialized tools and instruments, we can carefully extract an impacted mass of earwax.
  • Irrigation: An earwax removal specialist can use an ear syringe or a jet irrigator to insert warm water into the ear canal and soften the impacted earwax.
  • Microsection: This method uses a binocular operating microscope and a medical low-pressure suction device to carefully remove earwax.

All procedures are completed by earwax removal specialists at our hearing centers in Sarasota and Bradenton, providing fast relief and peace of mind for our clients.

Hearing Care Professional Performing Earwax Removal Service

Signs of Earwax Buildup

Earwax (or cerumen) serves a critical function for ear and hearing health. It prevents infection by trapping dust, bacteria, and other germs in the ear canal and preventing them from damaging the inner parts of the ear.

Typically, earwax clears itself when a person chews or talks, but sometimes it can build up or become impacted, leading to a range of health issues that include decreased hearing, headaches, and pain.

Symptoms of earwax buildup also include:

  • Feeling of fullness in the ear (aural fullness)
  • Ringing in the ear (tinnitus)
  • Muffled hearing
  • Dizziness, vertigo, or balance issues
  • Earaches

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to see an earwax removal expert or ear cleaning specialist.

They can help you understand the extent of the earwax buildup, ensure there are no foreign objects trapped in your ear canal, and safely and painlessly remove earwax.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Earwax Buildup

What causes earwax buildup?

There are a number of factors that can lead to earwax buildup, including the overproduction of earwax, narrow or hairy ear canals, swimmer’s ear, wearing hearing aids, and excessive use of earbuds/earplugs.

Is earwax removal painful?

When completed by an earwax removal specialist, earwax removal should not hurt. However, you may feel a slight pressure or an unfamiliar sensation in your ear, depending on the removal method used.

Should I use a cotton swab to clean my ears?

You should never insert anything into your ear canal, including a cotton swab, as this can cause earwax to impact even further and can damage the sensitive inner parts of the ear and eardrum.

How do I know if I need earwax removal?

If you are noticing symptoms such as ringing or a sense of fullness in the ear, dizziness, headaches, or earaches, you may need to have your ears cleaned and earwax removed.

Is earwax removal covered by insurance?

One of the common questions we are asked is, “How much does earwax removal cost?” Depending on your health insurance policy, earwax removal may be a covered service. Gulf Gate Hearing Aid Center is in a network with a number of insurance providers, including Aetna, United Healthcare, and Humana. If you have questions about whether your health insurance will cover earwax removal, contact us today.

See an Experienced Expert Specialized in Earwax Removal

Gulf Gate Hearing Aid Center has been serving Sarasota & Bradenton area residents for more than 45 years. We specialize in earwax removal, hearing screenings, hearing aids, and other services. If you suspect you might have impacted earwax or want to get your ears checked, reach out to us today.

Don’t want to wait? Call us on (941) 922-5894

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