SPECSAVERS in Donegal Town and Letterkenny are encouraging people to take a proactive approach to hearing health by offering customers over 50 a free ear wax removal service throughout October and November.
Although your ears are designed to be self-cleaning and will normally produce enough earwax to prevent problems occurring, sometimes, if you experience sudden or partial hearing loss it may be a direct result of a build-up of wax in the ear.
By having your ears cleaned professionally in store, it can help ease discomfort and improve your overall hearing, and for a limited time only, anyone over 50 can avail of this service free of charge.
The wax removal technique used in store is known as microsuction. It is the quickest and safest method of earwax removal, including hard or impacted wax. The process is much more comfortable as it avoids touching the sensitive skin of the ear canal and has no contact with the eardrum. The medical suction device used by the team in store will quickly and carefully remove the earwax, while maintaining vision of the ear canal using a microscope.
For many people, problems with ear wax and overall ear health can arise when items such as cotton buds or ear plugs are inserted into the ear, causing irritation. Using cotton buds can interfere with the natural cleaning process and can push wax and debris further into the ear, which can in-turn cause a build-up or a blockage of the ear canal.
Audiology director at Specsavers Donegal Town and Letterkenny, Martina McNulty, says earwax is a good thing to have in your ears, that’s why your body naturally produces it.
She added “The sticky texture prevents bacteria and germs from moving further into the ear, where they can cause infections. Eventually, the earwax containing any trapped dirt or bacteria will simply fall out without you noticing, cleaning as it goes. An earwax build-up can cause itchy ears, discomfort, or earache, tinnitus, hearing loss or infections. At Specsavers Donegal Town and Letterkenny, we are delighted to offer the ear wax removal service free of charge to those over 50 throughout the months of October and November.’
There are around 1 in 6 people suffering from hearing loss in Ireland, but unfortunately not all hearing loss can be treated by hearing aids. The National Hearing Implant and Viani Research Centre at Beaumont Hospital is Specsavers Audiologists charity partner and the only facility in the Republic of Ireland that offers cochlear implantation to adults and children with profound hearing loss, who cannot be fitted with hearing aids. Specsavers Audiologists has pledged to fundraise for Beaumont across the month of October, in a bid to raise €25,000 for the charity.
For more information or to make an appointment with one of the team, please call 074 974 2686 for Donegal Town, 074 916 7040 for Letterkenny or visit specsavers.ie/stores/donegaltown-hearing / specsavers.ie/stores/letterkenny-hearing.Tags: