How to remove ear wax blockage fast?


Ear wax is our ears natural way of protecting themselves from dirt and dust, water, and foreign objects (even insects!). Ear wax is only produced in the outer third of the ear canal and for most people their ears will clean themselves. If your ears need a bit of help there are a few ear wax removal methods, however the fastest, safest and most gentle way in most cases is by microsuction performed by a trained audiologist, doctor or nurse.

Microsuction uses a tiny vacuum that sucks the wax gentle from the ear canal. There is generally less risk of trauma to the ear, such as eardrum perforation, than other methods like syringing where water is flushed into the canal. Sometimes it is surprising to find out that ear wax is not the culprit of your symptoms after all. At Eastern Audiology our audiologists can also provide a hearing test for further investigation if needed. We also work alongside Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Specialists at our Narre Warren and Richmond clinics, which some patients may need to see for medical care of the ears if their symptoms are caused by something other than wax, such as infection or middle ear blockage.


Do I Need to be Tested for Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss may manifest in the following ways:

  • Requests for conversation repeats
  • Hearing speech incorrectly quite often
  • Increasing your TV volume than earlier
  • Straining to hear speech in background noise
  • Social withdrawal
  • Cutting off oneself from everyone

If you encounter any of the above issues or are worried about your hearing ability you should undergo a complete hearing assessment.

At Gippsland Audiology, our trained Audiologists at our Morwell Churchill and Traralgon clinics will understand your ear health and hearing issues fully and carry out a comprehensive hearing test. A detailed hearing test will ascertain the presence of a hearing loss and if so then the extent and the kind of hearing loss that is made known to you. The Audiologist will guide you on available options for managing your hearing problem and one of the solutions recommended may include the usage of hearing aids.

Our Audiologists are not influenced by any brand or manufacturer of hearing aids and will give you an impartial opinion allaying all your fears and concerns.


Hearing Aid- A Remedial Solution for Tinnitus?

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The choice of opting for hearing aids is not an easy one. However, trained Audiologists at Gippsland Audiology offer guidance and support all the way to find the best device fit for you. It entails an appointment where details of your ear health and hearing loss are understood. Your communication needs will be assessed. This is followed by an exhaustive hearing test. Available options are deliberated upon based on your lifestyle, hearing, and budget.

A wide array of hearing aids is available. The prices of hearing aids are determined by their inbuilt technology and range from $1500 to over $7000 for a pair. Different styles are on offer too. The Federal Government’s Hearing Services program may entitle you to subsidized or free hearing aids.

Gippsland Audiology offers transparency in pricing through our segregated pricing structure, which indicates the device cost and service cost for hearing aid fittings. It greatly facilitates the selection of hearing devices alongside the fitting package depending upon your hearing needs and budget. Our Audiologists at our Bairnsdale and Moe clinics are not influenced by any specific manufacturer or brand and offer impartial advice on the best device fit for you.


What will be Your Expenditure on Hearing Aids?

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The choice of opting for hearing aids is not an easy one. However, trained Audiologists at Gippsland Audiology offer guidance and support all the way to find the best device fit for you. It entails an appointment where details of your ear health and hearing loss are understood. Your communication needs will be assessed. This is followed by an exhaustive hearing test. Available options are deliberated upon based on your lifestyle, hearing, and budget.

A wide array of hearing aids is available. The prices of hearing aids are determined by their inbuilt technology and range from $1500 to over $7000 for a pair. Different styles are on offer too. The Federal Government’s Hearing Services program may entitle you to subsidized or free hearing aids.

Gippsland Audiology offers transparency in pricing through our segregated pricing structure, which indicates the device cost and service cost for hearing aid fittings. It greatly facilitates the selection of hearing devices alongside the fitting package depending upon your hearing needs and budget. Our Audiologists at our Bairnsdale and Moe clinics are not influenced by any specific manufacturer or brand and offer impartial advice on the best device fit for you.


Tinnitus – Explained in Brief

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Do you happen to hear a ringing, hissing, or a buzzing sound in your ear? If so, then you may be suffering from tinnitus.

Symptoms

  • You seem to hear a sound though there is none in the external environment.
  • The sound is persistently heard in some individuals, while others perceive it only when there is quiet around.

Impact

  • It becomes a disturbing factor in your life
  • If left untreated, it can lead to stress, anxiety, fatigue, and irritability

Treatment Plan

  • Get an appointment at Gippsland Audiology for a hearing test.
  • Professionally trained audiologists at Warragul and Drouin clinics will note down all your complaints, evaluate your hearing and offer their opinion on probable reasons for your Tinnitus problem.
  • Accordingly, you will be advised on the best strategies for managing tinnitus and alleviate it to the maximum extent.

Which hearing aid brand is best?

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Getting to know that your hearing ability is compromised can be overwhelming, and so is using hearing aids.

However, once you have been diagnosed with hearing difficulties, the next step is to identify the best hearing aid brand to resolve the issue.

The first step is to reach out to an audiologist and discuss with them the available options. Your audiologist will evaluate your ear shape, the extent of hearing loss, and the features you need in your hearing aid.

Gippsland Audiology has no tie-ups with any hearing aid manufacturer or brand. This means that our independent audiologists will only suggest the best hearing aids that meet your specific requirements.

Gippsland Audiology in Morwell and Rosedale has independent audiologists who will help you with finding the best hearing aid and help you enhance your communication and life quality.


Removing ear wax

Wax formation in ears is natural and safe. Ear wax protects your ears with its antibiotic properties and prevents foreign particles from entering the ears. So, having earwax is good, and the ear will clean itself. However, if there is too much wax build up in your ears, you will need to get it removed.

However, do not try to remove earwax with cotton buds or sharp objects. Inserting such objects in the ears may damage your ears and also push the wax further inside. Gippsland Audiology in Melbourne specializes in ear wax removal. Our audiologists have expertise in the safe removal of earwax. Gippsland Audiology’s independent audiologists in Warragul and Leongatha are specially trained and use the latest tools to ensure the best treatment.

If you are experiencing some problems with your hearing, our audiologists at Gippsland Audiology will evaluate your hearing ability through a hearing test and suggest solutions for better hearing management.


How do Hearing Aids Help Hearing?

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Hearing aids identify sounds in the surrounding environment and convert them into a digital signal. The signal is then amplified or increased to generate amplified sound in the ear through the receiver or a hearing speaker.

A skilled audiologist will conduct a hearing test to evaluate your hearing loss and determine the extent of amplification needed for various sound frequencies. While the hearing aids do not treat your hearing loss, it improves your hearing experience by enhancing the sound range as well as offering clarity to sounds and speech.

Several types of hearing aids are available from numerous manufacturers. These vary in styles, features, and functionality. Some are so small that they remain hidden in your ears, while others can be connected by Bluetooth to mobile phones and come with rechargeable batteries.

After your hearing test results, your audiologist will recommend the best hearing aid for your specific needs, budget, and lifestyle.

At Gippsland Audiology in Warragul, Leongatha, and Bairnsdale, we suggest the most appropriate hearing aids to our clients. Since we are not affiliated with any hearing aid manufacturers, our recommendations are purely driven by your specific hearing condition and budget. Rest assured, our audiologists will suggest the perfect solution for your lifestyle and needs.


Kids hearing tests at Gippsland Audiology

Optimal hearing ability in kids plays an important role in their overall development, including speech and language, communication skills and social behaviour. Some symptoms that kids cannot hear adequately include – your child does not respond when someone calls out their name, delay in speech learning and language development, learning difficulties, other behavioural problems, and inability to keep pace with learning at school.

When you go for a hearing test for your child, your audiologist will conduct an in-depth examination of your child’s ears, eardrum movement, and overall ear health. Next, the audiologist will proceed with the appropriate hearing assessment type, kids will respond differently at different developmental stages.

Our audiologists at Gippsland Audiology in Warragul, Bairnsdale, and Trafalgar will assess your child’s hearing ability and will suggest solutions for effective hearing management of your child.

Our experienced audiologists will also prepare an in-depth written report of the consultation that can be sent to yourself, GP and anyone else required. You do not need a medical referral for kids hearing tests.

For all kids hearing tests & diagnosis – book in at your local Gippsland Audiology clinic today.


Can Tinnitus Be Treated?

Tinnitus is a buzzing, whooshing, or ringing sound that an affected individual hears, even when their surrounding environment is completely quiet. Such sounds may be heard in either or both the ears, continuously or occasionally. In severe cases it can cause considerable levels of stress.

While tinnitus cannot be cured, it can be managed with strategies that dilute your tinnitus awareness.

The best tinnitus treatment can be determined by assessing your hearing with a hearing test. Tinnitus and hearing loss are related, and therefore, the first step required is to go for a hearing test.

Audiologists at Gippsland Audiology are experts in tinnitus and offer an in-depth assessment of your hearing ability and recommend the best options for managing tinnitus for you.