Customers at Specsavers Orpington can now receive a special ear wax removal treatment as part of an all-encompassing ear health check.

Audiology experts in Orpington are fully trained to professionally remove excess ear wax which can lead to either discomfort or difficult hearing properly.

Expert advice

Kiran Kaur, hearing director at Specsavers Audiologists in Orpington says: ‘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.

Regular hearing tests recommended

Kiran adds: ‘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 55 has a hearing test every year as part of a regular health care routine.’

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