Next up in our weekly spotlights: Sean!
Hi, my name is Sean Brac, one of the audiologists here at London Audiology Consultants (LAC), since 2010. Some of you may already know this, but I have been a part of the LAC team/family literally my whole life. Now I may be skipping a few positions but I have worked my way up from manual paper shredder to filing expert to administrator to audiologist to being a co-owner. While being an audiologist is very dynamic, one aspect of my job is of special importance to me: cerumen management, or more commonly referred to as earwax removal.
Cerumen naturally occurs in the external auditory meatus, or ear canal, of humans. For many people this cerumen works its way out on its own and is never an issue. For others the cerumen builds up and leads to earache, feeling of fullness in the ear, tinnitus, decreased hearing and in some cases dizziness or coughing. For hearing aid wearers, cerumen can become an issue with frequently plugging the hearing aid, or interfering with its proper function.
Consulting an audiologist, we can often remove the cerumen, easily and safely, at one appointment, OR come up with a plan to soften the cerumen for easy removal at a later date.
Pictured you can see my go to cerumen removal tool, the Bionix Lighted Ear Curette, which provides amazing illumination of the ear canal for safe removal.