When we say that, we don’t mean how they look on the outside, but on the inside. It is possible too that your ears do look different to everyone else’s, especially if you are Mr. Spock!
We often get asked how often our clients should come in for ear cleaning by microsuction, but unfortunately, the answer is not as simple as the question, because although the short answer is simple enough, that just leads to a longer answer!
The short answer is - as often as is required.
The longer answer is much more complex because many factors influence how often you should have your earwax cleaned out, including the following:
- Canal shape (genetically defined unless there has been some trauma, an ear operation, exostosis, stenosis or ongoing periods of otitis externa).
- Exposure to noise or extreme environmental factors in the workplace, from leisure pursuits or living environments e.g. steam, wind, water, heat, dust etc.
- Health of the canal in general.
- Stress or anxiety.
So when you visit us at Ear Suction Hawkes Bay at one of our six Hawke’s Bay clinics we start by taking a good history & then we view your ears through a high powered microscope. Once the canal is clear, we can then determine more accurately your personal level of need.
We like to set a plan of action with our clients which may mean that we add you to our recall list (at a time determined by you) or we make a plan that you let us know when you get the feeling you require your ear wax removed again.
At Ear Suction Hawkes Bay our clients come first, not the other way around, and we work with all our clients to keep their ears waxed free and healthy.