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Elgin are keeping ears healthy with new service

08 November, 2017

Audiology experts in Elgin are now offering ear wax removal as part of an all-encompassing ear health check.

Specsavers Audiologists in Elgin are fully trained to professionally remove excess ear wax which may be causing discomfort or difficulty hearing.

A word from our hearing director

Dorothy Goodson hearing director at Specsavers Audiologists in Elgin said: ‘Amazingly our ears biologically self-clean and ear wax helps to maintain the health of our ears.

'But problems can arise when items, such as cotton buds or ear plugs, are inserted into the ear. This interferes with the ear’s natural cleaning process and pushes wax and debris further into the ear, which can cause build-up or a blockage of the ear canal.

‘Wax build-up also makes it very difficult to perform accurate hearing tests, so this new service means customers can have everything managed at the same time, and without the need to refer a customer to their GP, relieving pressure on the NHS and taking away the hassle of re-booking a test.

Signs and symptoms

‘If you notice any of the symptoms of impacted wax, including sudden or partial hearing loss, tinnitus, a feeling of fullness in the ear or earache, then we advise you to visit one of our audiologists in store who can help resolve the issue. At Specsavers we also recommend that anyone over the age of 40 has a hearing test every year as part of a regular health care routine.’

For more information or to book a free hearing test call 01343 552 204 or click here.

The Specsavers Hearing Check App is also free to download on the App and Play store on iOS or Android devices, and advises whether a full check in store is recommended.

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