Ear Wax Removal
Prior to the initial hearing evaluation, each patient receives an otoscopic examination to determine if there is any earwax build-up. If so, Dr. Prather removes the wax before the Diagnostic Hearing Evaluation either by using an instrument called a "curet" or by flushing the ear with warm water. This ensures greater accuracy in testing.
If you're not having difficulty heaing and just need your ears cleaned, we can do that as well.
Earwax typically falls out of a healthy ear canal by itself. But sometimes earwax can build up. This is particularly true for hearing aid wearers, because the device may block the ear canal. That's why many of our patients come into the office regularly to have their earwax removed. The procedure is painless and quick.
If you are experiencing earwax build-up for any reason, please call us at (630) 305-0537 or click here to request an appointment with Dr. Prather.