What is cerumen?

A diagnostic hearing evaluation is a collection of tests that require the patient to respond to frequency-specific auditory stimuli and speech.

Why are these important?

Diagnostic hearing evaluations not only provide information about your ear-specific hearing sensitivity but will provide important information in order to help determine the best course of action for treatment.

Is cerumen removal right for me?

If you answer “Yes” to any of these questions, you may be a candidate for cerumen removal. Schedule a consultation
  • Do you have difficulty following conversations in noisy or crowded environments?
  • Have you found yourself frequently asking others to repeat themselves?
  • Have you been told that you speak too loudly when speaking?
  • Have you experienced pain or ringing sensations in one or both of your ears?

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use standard Q-tips to clear the cerumen in my ear?
It is important that patients do not to use q-tips as a means of removing cerumen from the ear canals. In some cases, it can cause the ear wax to move further down into the ear canal, making extraction more difficult and risking potential damage to the ear drum.