This is a very controversial subject and is not a treatment experienced audiologists will recommend. In fact there is no good evidence that this treatment is successful, but there is evidence that it has caused damage to some people’s ears using this treatment.
Although Hopi ear candling claims to be effective, audiologists continue to remain concerned that it will not help the majority of people with tinnitus.
What are the clinical methods to remove ear wax?
Most of us will have heard of ear syringing which is one of the most common ways to remove ear wax build up. However you should be aware that this procedure cannot be done if you suffer from dizziness or have had any kind of ear surgery. It should also not be done should you have a perforation of the ear.
We only use the Microsuction technique as the traditional water irrigation method can be dangerous even at low water pressure levels.
Never try to remove wax yourself with an instrument or device.
We recommend a treatment called Micro-suction which is a painless, easy and safe option for wax removal. During this treatment the technician uses loops which can easily see in your ear canal. The small probe gently sucks out the ear wax. It may feel a little tickle but this is normal.
If at any time you feel uncomfortable or uneasy during any of the ear wax treatments, please tell the technician immediately and he will stop immediately.