Foreign Body Removal

Foreign Body Removal

What is Foreign Body In The Ear?

When to suspect a foreign body in the ear most children with a foreign body in the ear canal are asymptomatic.

Most objects stuck in the ear canal are placed there by the person themselves. Children who are curious about their bodies and interesting objects are the group most often faced with this problem.
The most common things they put in their ears include:

> Pearls
> Food (especially seeds)
> Paper
> Q-tips
> Rubber erasers
> Small toys
> Marbles
> Small seashells

Insects: Insects can also fly or crawl into the ear canal. This is often a frightening and dramatic event as the insect's buzzing and movement is very loud and sometimes painful.

Can You Treat and Remove a Foreign Body / Ear wax in the Ear at Home?

It is often said that you should never put anything in your ear that is smaller than your elbow. The main reason to avoid blindly putting something into your ear is that it usually results in pushing any object deeper into the ear canal. This not only can damage the eardrum, but also make ultimate removal of the object more difficult.

In the majority of cases, we will be able to assist with the management, if not rehabilitation, of most ear related problems and advise on the best forms of hearing protection and preservation

Medical Audiology Services:

As independent audiologists, we have been established in Cork & Waterford. Our private audiology service can help patients with a variety of concerns about Ear & hearing related problems
> Pure tone audiometry (diagnostic hearing test) for Children & Adults
> Tympanometry (middle ear test)
> Hearing protection
> Hearing aids
> Tinnitus management
> Ear wax removal by Medical
> Micro-suction procedure
> Foreign body removal

Our Services

How can we help you?

Our state-of-the-art equipment allows us to carry out your diagnostic hearing test in world class soundproof booth for accurate test results.

    ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat Consultant) Support Services

    We refer you to ENT consultant both Private & Public when we find perforated eardrum, recurrent ear infections or glue ear, dizziness & balance problems, progressive hearing loss, hyperacusis and unilateral tinnitus (ringing in the ear) along with our diagnostic hearing test report.


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