What To Do About Ear Wax (Cerumen)

Ear Wax removal in Kankakee and Steger, IL

Treating hearing loss can sometimes be as simple as getting your ears cleaned. Earwax can become impacted and press against the eardrum, which can affect your hearing.

Earwax (cerumen), a waxy substance secreted in the ear canal, is there for a reason — to clean and protect the skin of your ear canal from debris, bacteria and water. Over time, wax can build up in your ear canal, harden and become stuck, despite your best efforts to clean it out. Using a cotton swab can actually make the situation worse by pushing the wax in deeper. You can’t feel this buildup, but it can lead to temporary hearing loss.

We can remove ear wax safely



Our doctors will look inside your ears and remove any extra ear wax buildup manually, using a special scraping instrument called a curette.


If your wax buildup is significant, we may use an instrument called The EARIGATOR™ to clean your ears. This ear cleansing tool uses pressurized water, at a controlled temperature, to clear your ears of wax buildup.

At the Hearing Rehabilitation Center, we can help you remove the earwax safely with Earigator™ ear irrigation technology. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

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