About Ear Care
As individuals age, they may experience a variety of changes in their hearing. Caregivers play an important role in providing ear care for aging loved ones to help ensure their hearing health. Ear care can help -
- remove debris, dirt, and other particles that can build up in the ear canal and cause infection.
- prevent the buildup of earwax, which can cause hearing loss and discomfort.
- detect any changes in hearing that may be caused by medications or other health conditions.
Incorporating simple routine ear care can help our elderly loved ones to maintain healthy ears and improve their quality of life. Consider adding these products to your routine:
- Ear Cleaning - includes products to remove debris and exfoliate the ear, drops to relieve pain, and otoscope sets to view inside the ear canal.
- Earwax Removal - offers kits and individual products to soften, loosen and remove excessive earwax.
- Ear Wash - kit includes bottle, tube, tip and ear wash basin to flush out earwax and debris from the ear canal.
Does ear blockage increase with age?
Yes, ear blockage can increase with age due to wax buildup, changes in the structure of the ear canal, and other factors.
What is an otoscope used for?
An otoscope is a medical device used to examine the ear canal and tympanic membrane. It is used to diagnose ear infections, foreign bodies, and other ear-related conditions.
Does earwax fall out by itself?
Ear wax is naturally expelled from the ear canal due to the natural movement of the jaw during talking and chewing. It also falls out when the ear is washed with water or other liquids.
What purpose does earwax serve?
Earwax helps to protect the ear canal by trapping dirt and debris, lubricating the ear canal, and providing some antibacterial and antifungal properties.
How often should you remove earwax?
Earwax should be removed when it becomes uncomfortable or causes hearing difficulties. Otherwise, it is not necessary to remove earwax regularly.