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Things to think about before booking ear wax removal.

Ear wax is normal, and everyone has at least some ear wax in their ears. It plays a very important role in keeping our ears clean, healthy, and protected from foreign objects. Although, too much earwax can cause problems. There are a few things to think about before booking in for wax removal at Helix Hearing. If your ears are feeling blocked and you have noticed your hearing is reduced, it may be an indicator that you have too much wax in the ears blocking sound getting through the ear. It is important not to try and remove the wax yourself as this can cause harm to the ear and also...

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Best Hearing Aids to Combat the Effects of Tinnitus

Just like any technology, there are many different hearing aid manufacturers out there. It is reassuring to know that Helix Hearing and Helix Hearing are independently owned and operated clinics. This means that we are not obligated to prescribe any specific hearing aid manufacturer or nor do we have sales commission. We have access to any hearing aid manufacturer on the market and are able to recommend the best suited device to our patients hearing and communication needs.  Hearing technology is rapidly advancing, and our audiologists remain up to date with the newest hearing technologies...

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Microsuction Ear Wax Removal

Microsuction and curettage wax removal performed at Helix Hearing is a safe and effective way of removing problematic excessive ear wax. It is the method of choice used by audiologists and Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Specialists.Microsuction involves the use of a thin suction tip (like a tiny vacuum) to gently suction wax out of the ear canal and curettage involves the use of a small loop tool to mechanically move wax out of the ear canal. Audiologists and ENT Specialists are trained to do this procedure under a special scope used to visualise the inside of the ear canal. These procedures are...

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What is ear candling?

Some of you may have heard of ear candling as an alternative way of ear wax removal. You may have seen this product at the chemist or health food store alongside wax removal sprays, drops and other ointments. But what exactly is ear candling? Does it really work and is it safe? What is ear candling? Ear candling involves placing a long hollow candle into the ear canal. This candle is often made out of fabric that is coated in a mixture of substances such as, beeswax and soy wax and is approximately 15-20cm in length. The tip of the ear candle is then lit and left to burn for about 10-15...

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