It is crucial to take care of your ears and hearing health. Almost half a billion people worldwide suffer from disabling hearing loss. Approximately 2.3 million people in the UK each year have problems with earwax sufficient to require intervention. Many factors can affect our ear health, including age, the misuse of headphones, exposure to very loud noises, and wax build-up. Given advancements in recent technology, we can now offer a full ear care service within our pharmacies.
This involves a digital otoscopy examination to check the health of your ears and, if wax is present, we can quickly and safely remove it using microsuction. We can also perform a hearing screener test to establish whether your hearing is normal or if you have a suspected hearing loss.
Although having some ear wax is perfectly normal, sometimes a build-up of ear wax can occur, which can result in the following symptoms: hearing loss, ear pain, itching, odour or discharge, and dizziness.