My Mother (87) wears hearing aids. How can I remove earwax without having to visit an ENT?
Cannot use liquid meds/drops. Thanks. We did visit an ENT in the past and very often. But it has become very difficult for mom to travel. Earwax accumulates behind the inserted hearing aid and the ENT is always very careful to extract the earwax using a special tool/tweezer, He never used water because it would damage the hearing aid once it was re-inserted. However, the sensation of "pulling off" the earwax with the special tweezers was becoming more and more painful for my mother. In addition, loose skin was also being peeled off along with the earwax build-up and this too caused some discomfort.
I was told that earwax has to be removed "dry" because it is safer for the hearing aid and keeps them performing at their best. So, how do I accomplish this? Any suggestions are appreciated. You are all wonderful and thoughtful people.