Ear Wax Removal Toronto
We offer safe and effective methods for ear wax removal. Our staff are trained and certified in ear wax removal.
Very often we get asked if we provide ear wax removal services, and the answer is yes!
Depending on the severity of wax buildup we may be able to assist with its removal. For severe cases where wax has built up over time and hardened, the procedure can be made easier if a mineral oil is applied to the ear to soften the wax. The mineral oil is available for purchase in our clinics. For a better understanding of what is needed in your specific case, please book an appointment at your nearest clinic.
What are the types of ear wax removal services?
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 conduct the entire procedure. Approximately 80% of earwax removal cases fall in to this category.
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 for ear wax removal?
Simple earwax removal costs $45/ear.
Complex earwax removal: costs $75/ear.
How long does it take?
A simple earwax removal treatment lasts 15 minutes.
Complex procedures can take up to 30-40 minutes and typically involves administering Cerumol or Audiologist’s Choice followed up by gentle flushing. 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 have 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. Please make sure that you do not have an infection or a hole in your eardrum prior to applying this solution.
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 allowing 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 part of the body’s defence system — in which case we will not perform earwax removal.
If earwax buildup is significant and deemed necessary, we may start by using an oil to dissolve hardened earwax.
Removal is then typically performed using a gentle irrigation method. We may also use special grasping tools such as alligator forceps to grab and pull out portions of earwax. The specific method is case dependent.
Who performs the ear wax removal 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.
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 the buildup has been cleared.
Call our office if you have any questions about our services. We are here to answer any questions you may have.