Specsavers in Worthing is adding to its wide range of services by offering ear wax removal to customers from 11 January.

The audiology team at Specsavers Worthing are now fully trained to professionally remove excess ear wax, which may be causing discomfort or difficulty hearing.

Loud and clear

Mark Henderson, hearing director at Specsavers Audiologists in Worthing, 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.

Clearer hearing

Mark added: ‘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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