Earwax can be the reason why you can't hear - with or without hearing aids

Earwax is one of the most common causes of hearing loss
Earwax can block your ears and cause a certain degree of hearing loss or total deafness. If your hearing aids don't work anymore, it could be wax. 

But don't worry - there are quite a few solutions to your challenge. You can use certain remedies to soften it up or contact your GP.
Blocked ears
Your ears could be blocked from earwax causing a gradual hearing loss.

How to get rid of really hard excess earwax
Gentle application of olive oil into the ear could be the solution. Be patient as it may take time for the earwax to soften.

Really hard wax
If you have really hard impacted wax you should consult your doctor or a private hearing aid audiologist who offers this service. The hearing specialist will be able to help with at free hearing test if hearing loss is still an issue after removing the wax.

If you have any questions about earwax removal please contact your GP.


Earwax and temporary deafness
Some people mistake wax build up for actually going deaf
You could be suffering from both, but you need the excess wax removed before you can be checked for a natural hearing loss.

We actually do need wax  - but not too much! 
Our body creates it all the time to keep ears healthy. It's only when we get excess wax build up that we have to do something about it.
If your aids don't work it could be wax
Earwax in your aids
One patient we saw suffers from excess wax, mainly in one ear. His hearing aid for that ear was the one that periodically needed a clean up.

If this happens to you, visit your bloom hearing specialist for a check up. (Even if you did not buy your hearing aids from us.)

How can the hearing specialist help you?
  • They will clean up your hearing aids and get them working properly again. No charge. 
  • They can show you how to maintain your hearing aids so that you can prevent this happening again. 

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