Ear Wax (or cerumen) is a normal and natural bodily substance produced in your ear canals. It is designed to be there to help protect your body. Like most things in this life, though, moderation is crucial. If there becomes too much ear wax, then there’s a problem. Luckily, Ear Wax removal is one of the many services offered at Visalia Hearing Center.
While there are several methods to remove Ear Wax, such as flushing with water (an “ear lavage”), using a suction device or the infamous ear candle, Visalia Hearing Center uses the mechanical removal method. Under light and magnification, Dr. Finnegan uses curettes, forceps and speculums, to remove the ear wax as gently as possible. In our opinion, this is the safest, cleanest and most effective method of ear wax removal. This method does require the highest level of skill and Dr. Finnegan has over a decade of experience in this procedure to hone his skills.