WAX Our registered nurse is available in Waikanae every Tuesday and Thursday for ear wax suction

Our registered nurse at Kapiti Hearing, Waikanae, will safely remove excess wax from your ears using microsuction.

Service is on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.00am to 1.30pm, run through our Waikanae Clinic at 9A Ngaio Road, next to the Salt and Wood Collective restaurant. Call for an appointment on (04)293-4693.

Cost is $50 per 20-minute session.

We suggest a couple of drops of oil in the ears before bedtime (olive or almond are fine) for two nights before suctioning. Put a towel on your pillow before sleeping! Other drops such as "waxol" or saline solution are also fine to help soften the wax. If you wear hearing aids, leave them out if you are using oil or water treatment. If the wax is very hard, it may take more time to remove, or you may need to come back, so make sure that you have used something to soften the wax prior to coming.

Ear wax helps to kill bacteria and fungus in your ears, as well as keeping them from itching. 

In a normal ear, wax is produced in the ear canal and slowly moves towards the entrance of the ear canal - at about the rate that your fingernails grow. This process can slow down as we age, and wax can get stuck in the ear canal. 

 If you use hearing aids, the aids themselves can push wax back down the canal and cause it to build up. 

Wax can also build up and become impacted if you use cotton buds… but you don't use cotton buds, right? 

 Call through to book your appointment today.