Ear Wax Removal Service Toronto, Vaughan, Richmond Hill
Are your ears blocked with ear wax?
Very often we get asked if we provide ear wax removal services, and the answer is yes!
Depending on the severity of blockage we may be able to assist you with its removal. For severe cases where wax has built up over time and hardened, it is best if the person softens the ear wax with cerumol (which can be purchased in store) over a week or so before coming in for the procedure.
For any other questions please contact us.
*Ear wax removal service only available for patients aged 18 and above.
In the section below we try to answer the most commonly presented questions pertaining to earwax removal.
What is your ear-wax removal service?
Simple ear-wax removal is when the procedure takes 15 minutes or less. The cost is $45 per ear. We will inspect your ear canals and recommend whether ear-wax removal is necessary. You will only be charged if we actually conduct the entire procedure. Approximately 80% of earwax removal cases fall in this category.
However, occasionally we see patients with significant ear wax buildup that requires multiple treatments. Procedures that last longer than 15 minutes are classified as complex and are charged at a rate of $75/ear.
What are the costs?
Simple earwax removal: $45/ear
Complex earwax removal: $75/ear
How long does it take?
A simple earwax removal treatment lasts 15 minutes.
Complex procedures can take up to 30-40 minutes. Typically involved administering Cerumol and permitting time for earwax to dissolve. Multiple flushing treatments may be required.
Are there any safety considerations?
If you have diabetes, sensitive skin in the ear canal, a current bout of infection in your ear canal or had one in the recent past we can unfortunately not perform ear wax removal.
For a better outcome, we recommend you use Cerumol / Audiologist Choice oil for a few days before the treatment. The oil is available for purchase here.
What does the procedure involve?
The first step is to inspect your ear-canals with an otoscope — some of our locations are equipped with digital otoscopes permitting you to see exactly the extent of earwax buildup. Initial viewing will determine if earwax removal is necessary or possible. In many cases small buildup is natural and is part of the body’s natural defence system — in which case we will not perform earwax removal.
If earwax buildup is significant and deemed required, we may start by using an oil to dissolve hardened earwax. The oil we use is called cerumol and may be available for purchase in our clinics.
Removal is then typically performed using a gentle irrigation method. With the help of a special irrigation tool we will flush out any excess earwax. We may also use special grasping tools such as alligator forceps to grab and pull out portions of earwax. The specific method is highly case dependent.
Who performs the procedure and what are their professionals qualifications?
Earwax removal is performed by our professionally trained and certified Audiologists or Hearing Instrument Specialists. All clinicians that perform this procedure have undergone training and are certified. Certification & training is provided by Phonak, AHIP, or other reputable organizations and manufacturers.
Will I notice a difference in my hearing after earwax removal?
If your ear-canals were blocked due to excessive buildup of wax you will likely notice an immediate and significant improvement in your hearing. For severe cases you may also feel a relieved sensation after pressure from buildup has been cleared.
What Should I Do Next?
Depending on your situation, you may have more questions or you may want to book an appointment to assess your needs. Either way, give us a call and we’ll assist you on the next step to hear better!
Five Convenient Locations in the GTA!
Vaughan / Maple: 975 Major MacKenzie Dr W unit 4
Call: (905) 832 9095
Toronto / North York: 2367 Finch Ave W. Unit A
Call: (416) 546 7281
Richmond Hill / Mackenzie Health Hospital: 10 Trench St unit 2234
Call: (905) 763 0460
Concord / Vaughan Mills: 3175 Rutherford Rd Unit 4
Call: (905) 597 1114
North York: 1275 Finch Ave. W. Suite 208
Call: (416) 516 3332