Do you find yourself reaching for the cotton buds to clean your ears on a regular basis, thinking that its going to leave your ears clean, clear and remove any earwax that’s lingering in them? The idea that cotton buds are good for our ears is one of the biggest misconceptions when it comes to our ear health, and earbuds can actually cause our ears a lot more damage than good. If you’re that person that reaches for the cotton buds on a regular basis, then stop.

We have put together this post, to share with you why you should avoid using cotton buds to clear your ears and how they can damage your hearing and ear health. The Hearing Hub are hearing specialists, providing some of the safest and most effective methods of ear wax removal from our state-of-the-art clinics in Essex, London and Slough. To learn more, read on and for further information on our Microsuction ear wax removal in Datchet – visit our website today. 

Pushes the Ear Wax Further Down Your Ears 

Although cleaning our ears with cotton buds feels great momentarily, all it actually does is push the ear wax further down our ears. This will cause the ear wax that is pushed down to harden and solidify, creating a bigger blockage of ear wax in our ears. This blockage can then lead to further issues like a clogged feeling in our ears, ear pain, hearing loss, Tinnitus and many more problems that can be permanent. So to avoid your ears becoming more blocked and clogged, keep away from the cotton buds as they’re just going to make your blockage worse.

They Can Cause Hearing Loss

Cotton buds can also cause hearing loss, which can become permanent. When we try to clean our ears using a cotton bud, we can end up perforating or bursting our eardrum which can lead to permanent hearing loss. You can also cause temporary hearing loss just by regularly cleaning your ears with a cotton bud. So if you feel like you have an ear wax blockage, don’t reach for the cotton bud and book an ear wax removal appointment instead. 

They Can Heighten Your Risk of Ear Infections

As well as pushing the ear wax further down our ears and causing potential hearing loss, using cotton buds can also heighten the risk of developing ear infections. Ear infections can leave us with a wide range of problems, including hearing loss, intense pain, discharge coming out of our ears as well as many more issues. So to avoid the potential risk of developing an ear infection, be sure to put the cotton buds away. 

Keep Your Ears Safe and Healthy with Microsuction Ear Wax Removal in Datchet 

If you feel your ears are blocked and you could benefit from an ear wax removal procedure, then why not visit us at The Hearing Hub? If you are based in the Datchet area, then our Slough clinic is less than a 20 minute drive away making us ideally located for your ear wax removal needs. 

Here at our Slough clinic we provide clients with a range of ear wax removal methods, one of which being Microsuction. Microsuction is generally accepted to be the safest and most effective method of ear wax removal, and in the majority of cases provides instant relief and restores full hearing immediately. It doesn’t take long to complete, and is virtually painless so requires absolutely 0 downtime too. 

Our ear wax removal prices in our Slough clinic are £65 for both ears, and just £20 if no ear wax is found upon examination. When you visit us our team of fully trained audiologists will examine your ears and determine if you have an ear wax blockage, and what the best method of ear wax removal is for your ears. 
Interested in booking your Microsuction ear wax removal appointment in the Datchet area at our Slough clinic? You can visit our website and use our online booking tool, and schedule your appointment for a date and time that suits you best.