Ear Wax Removal

Although ear wax removal is essential, it is a normal product of healthy ears that protect the skin from water and infection. Individuals vary greatly in the amount and consistency of ear wax. When a patient has too much ear wax, it can plug up their ear causing hearing loss and an uncomfortable feeling. Ear wax can also obscure the doctor’s vision of the ear canal, masking other more serious problems. For those patients with hearing aids, ear wax is the leading cause of hearing aid malfunction.

Ear wax removal can be performed in a variety of ways including the use of a curette (a tool used to scoop or pull wax out of the ear), suction and flushing the ear with water.

Will my insurance cover ear wax removal?


Q-tips can further impact ear wax causing an increase in discomfort when wax removal is performed.


Happy Patients:

We want to thank Dr. Johnson and the staff at the South Scottsdale office, for their prompt service, when I had a problem, with one of my hearing aids. They saw me within an hour of my call to their office and resolved the problem, in a few minutes. We appreciate a business that is so helpful and caring.

Lisa B.

As a person who was just diagnosed with tinnitus and some hearing loss, I decided to see Dr. Gary Johnson and discuss if hearing aids would be beneficial to me. Dr. Johnson gave me a thorough examination and evaluation and recommended hearing aids for me to help with the hearing loss and help quiet the tinnitus. I have been wearing my new hearing aids for about 2 months now and I am so happy with them. Dr. Johnson did a wonderful job evaluating what would work for me. He is very pleasant, listens to the needs of the patient, answers all questions and makes you feel very comfortable. I have been helped with the hearing aids for both my tinnitus and hearing loss. Don’t hesitate to go see Dr. Johnson if you are in need of someone who can help with your tinnitus and hearing problems. He is the best in the business.

Laura S.

I had a hearing aid quit on me. I went into the Mesa location and was greeted by a pleasant young lady and was promptly helped to get my hearing aid working again. And there was no charge !!Great service and pleasant staff. What a great experience !!

Gordon O.

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Ear Wax Removal was last modified: December 14th, 2018 by Olivia