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FREE Ear Canal Checks

Free Hearing Test Hamilton NZ | Tolbecs Ear Centre      Tolbecs Audiologists | Blocked Ear Treatment

What is it?

TOLBECS offers free ear canal checks. Our receptionists are trained to place a camera gently in your ear while you are watching on a computer screen. Clients find that this service helps determine if an appointment with an Ear Nurse Therapist is required.

If you would like a free ear check, you do not need to make an appointment for this – just pop in during our office hours. However, if you require a consultation with an ear nurse, we do require you to book an appointment. Call 0800 TOLBECS to book or for more information.

PLEASE NOTE: a free ear check does not include microsuction, ear wax removal or diagnosis from an Ear Nurse Therapist.

When might you need a free ear canal check?

  • before any hearing test
  • before beach holidays
  • before diving or snorkelling
  • before air travel
  • anytime ears feel funny or hearing is not clear
  • every six months if you put anything into your ear like hearing aids, ear plugs etc.

Why should ear canals be empty to keep healthy?

A thin layer of wax/debris around the entrance of an ear canal is normal. This wax keeps the ear canal waterproof and is naturally antibacterial and antifungal. It forms a thin sticky layer so any hairs, dust, dirt or insects are caught and are unable to travel further inside the ear.

However, too much wax can cause problems, especially when the ear canal and wax gets wet. Wax has a high content of dead skin cells which can plump up and lead to blockage after being exposed to liquid. The wet collection of wax can also become a soggy home for bacteria and an ear canal infection may develop.

If there is wax obstructing an ear canal it will give inaccurate hearing test results.

If you feel that your ear canals need emptying, or you have any concerns with your ears or hearing, our staff can book you in for a consultation with our Ear Nurse Therapists.

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