Ear wax, called cerumen, is a healthy part of the hearing system. It protects the fragile skin of your ear canals. A small amount of cerumen is preferable to no cerumen or to excessive cerumen. Q-tips and other tools are not recommended, as they push cerumen deep into the ear canal, where it hardens and becomes difficult to eliminate.
At Annik Hearing Solutions, our audiologists have additional training to safely extract cerumen, should it be required. We screen for medical contraindications and use a variety of cerumen removal methods with specialized equipment.