EARWAX REMOVAL

Are you struggling to hear sounds that you used to hear easily? Do your ears feel blocked, or stopped up? It’s very possible that you simply have wax buildup.

Earwax (or cerumen) is a natural substance that your body produces to trap unwelcomed dirt. Living in West Texas, we have no shortage of dirt! Cerumen has protective properties that prevent bacteria from reaching deep into the ear and could lead to ear infections

Sometimes, however, we accumulate too much ear wax and it can become impacted. Impacted earwax can lead to a feeling of being stopped up, inability to hear, fullness, dizziness, pain and ringing in the ears.

Although there are many myths and misconceptions about removing earwax, the safest and most effective way is to work with an audiologist who has helped hundreds of other local people with the same challenges.

What Is Earwax?

Earwax, also known as cerumen, is made in the outer ear canal.

It is formed by the secretions made by special glands in your ears, which, when combined with dead skin cells, forms earwax.

The earwax then travels through the outer ear canal to the entrance of the canal and over time breaks up as it makes its way through the canal.

As it is very gradual, you often don’t notice it immediately and it usually happens in your sleep.

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What Causes An Earwax Buildup?

There are many reasons behind an earwax buildup, but one of the most common reasons is due to people dangerously cleaning their ears.

Items such as bobby pins or Q-tips can further push the earwax into your ears, making it even harder to extract. People with small ear canals have an increased risk of wax buildup as well.

Also, if you wear hearing aids, your ears are likely to get full of wax without regular cleaning. Wax typically works its way out of the ear on its own, but when a hearing aid is blocking the ear canal, there’s nowhere for it to go!

Your ears are very delicate, so you must be very careful when you are cleaning your ears.

Other conditions, such as eczema or infectious diseases, can cause your ears to produce more earwax than normal.

Earwax Removal Treatment

Our team is well trained with the most advanced cerumen removal systems. Our audiologists use either a curette and otoscope or an irrigation system called the “Earigator” to flush your ears to gently remove the buildup.

If you think you have an earwax buildup, here are some symptoms to watch out for:

  • Hearing loss
  • Earache or a blocked feeling in your ears
  • Dizziness
  • Ringing or buzzing in your ears (tinnitus)

Earigator: A Safe, Effective, Advanced Solution for Earwax Removal

Imagine the feeling of warm water massaging your ears on the inside. Is that the sort of comfort and relief that you’re looking for when your ears are plugged with earwax?

Not only is the Earigator a highly effective and pain free way of removing earwax that has brought relief to tens of thousands of patients with no adverse effects, but it’s more comfortable and doesn’t include any of the lingering pain that sometimes comes as a result of using traditional methods. Better yet, it is the easiest and safest way to deal with earwax, even the most stubborn stuff.

Designed by an Otologist who combined the function of an otoscope (a tapered magnifying glass with a light) and an irrigation system, the Earigator provides the most advanced means of cerumen control with little to no discomfort.

Safety features include: a self-contained temperature control that ensures the water remains at body temperature which eliminates any caloric or vertigo side effects, and pressure regulation that makes it possible to remove impacted earwax without endangering the eardrum. LED illumination and magnification provide your audiologist with a better view of what’s going on inside your ear canal, facilitating more effective and targeted earwax removal that takes no longer than three to five minutes.

Using the Earigator helps encourage those who wear hearing aids, use earplugs, or frequently struggle with impacted earwax to schedule regular earwax removal appointments before stuffiness, ringing in your ears, hearing loss, or pain from earwax buildup begins. The Earigator is the go-to solution for dealing with earwax buildup and impacted earwax at Cornerstone Audiology because it is the safest, most effective solution available and provides the highest level of comfort to our South Plains area patients.

Schedule An Appointment Today!

You don’t have to put yourself at risk by trying to extract earwax at home.

If you’re experiencing a frequent buildup of wax, then it’s likely that you need to seek further assistance.

Our experts have cared for the hearing health of thousands of people in West Texas and have trained for many years – so you can leave your ears in the hands of Cornerstone Audiology.

To take your first step to relief, you can schedule an appointment with one of our experts by filling out the form on this page, and we will be in touch.

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Patient Care Coordinator Required to Join Winning Team

Cornerstone Audiology is in search of a Patient Care Coordinator to join our amazing team in Lubbock, Texas. It’s an opportunity to be part of a nationally respected team of passionate people who have built a stellar reputation as the most caring, trustworthy, and experienced hearing care experts in West Texas.

We’re now seeking someone that wants to join our work family, show us the commitment that we’ll show them and be part of shaping our future, as one of our patient care coordinators.

To join our team, we care much more about you, your personality, and your career ambitions. From our experience, a great patient care coordinator cares more about people than anything else, they feel a duty to help others, and they’re often willing to go far beyond normal expectations to delight their patients.

If this is how your co-workers and friends would describe you, we’d like to meet you:

  • Positive attitude, always a pleasure to be around, great sense of humor
  • Friendly, warm, a people person – and comes across the very first time you meet someone, even on the telephone
  • Patient, compassionate, helpful especially with older people. Even temperament, calm, always pleasant, unflappable. Has a knack for being able to turn a frown into a smile
  • Committed, dedicated, a great teammate, pitches in without being asked, puts team accomplishments ahead of individual accomplishments
  • Accurate, detailed, gets things right, double checks their own work, makes very few mistakes
  • Owns it: accepts responsibility, credits others for successes and accepts responsibility for failures. Always finds a constructive way to solve a problem
  • Coachable, doesn’t get defensive, accepts feedback with a positive attitude. Always looking for ways to grow and improve
  • Reliable, dependable, doesn’t just arrive on time: often comes in a little early to make sure they’re prepared for the day; willing to stay late when there’s work that needs to be done

These statements also describe the people you’ll be working with in our office. It’s the kind of culture we’ve developed, and we’re absolutely committed to maintaining that culture. The person we hire has to be a great fit, and we’re prepared to wait until the perfect match comes along.

This isn’t just a job: it’s a commitment to a team, serving a real purpose, helping people stay connected with their loved ones and enjoy life.

If that appeals to you, and the above description made you say “Hey! That’s me!”, then we’d love to talk. We want to see your resume, so send that along! We are so excited to find the right fit for this position!
Job Type: Full-time, 8-5, M-F, Competitive base salary (depending on experience) plus Commissions/Bonuses, Benefits including 401k available, paid holidays off, PTO included

Experience required in the following areas:

  • Excellent customer service experience is essential!
  • Insurance verification experience is beneficial
4th Year Extern Required to Join Winning Team

Seeking "Go-Getter" 4th year extern for the 2022-2023 school year. Must prioritize patient care and be eager to learn from our award-winning team.

If local, position is available to train/start immediately.

Will gain experience in diagnostics, hearing aid programming and fitting, lyric, cerumen removal and cochlear implants.

Competitive salary and sign on bonus available.

Audiologist/Operations Manager Required to Join Winning Team

Seeking to hire a full-time Audiologist/Operations Manager with hearing aid dispensing and management experience to work closely with our owner to implement business strategy in the clinic. Competitive Salary and relocation/sign on bonus available.

  • Dynamic leader with excellent communication skills
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Audiologist Required to Join Winning Team

Cornerstone Audiology is in search of a dispensing audiologist to join our amazing team in Lubbock, Texas. It’s an opportunity to be part of a nationally respected team of passionate people who have built a stellar reputation as the most caring, trustworthy, and experienced hearing care experts in West Texas.

We’re now seeking someone that wants to join our work family, show us the commitment that we’ll show them and be part of shaping our future, as one of our audiologists.

To join our team, we care much more about you, your personality, and your career ambitions. From our experience, a great audiologist cares more about people than anything else, they feel a duty to help others, and they’re often willing to go far beyond normal expectations to delight their patients.

If this is how your co-workers and friends would describe you, we’d like to meet you:

  • Positive attitude, always a pleasure to be around, great sense of humor
  • Friendly, warm, a people person – and comes across the very first time you meet someone, even on the telephone
  • Patient, compassionate, helpful especially with older people. Even temperament, calm, always pleasant, unflappable. Has a knack for being able to turn a frown into a smile
  • Committed, dedicated, a great teammate, pitches in without being asked, puts team accomplishments ahead of individual accomplishments
  • Accurate, detailed, gets things right, double checks their own work, makes very few mistakes
  • Owns it: accepts responsibility, credits others for successes and accepts responsibility for failures. Always finds a constructive way to solve a problem
  • Coachable, doesn’t get defensive, accepts feedback with a positive attitude. Always looking for ways to grow and improve
  • Reliable, dependable, doesn’t just arrive on time: often comes in a little early to make sure they’re prepared for the day; willing to stay late when there’s work that needs to be done

These statements also describe the people you’ll be working with in our office. It’s the kind of culture we’ve developed, and we’re absolutely committed to maintaining that culture. The person we hire has to be a great fit, and we’re prepared to wait until the perfect match comes along.

This isn’t just a job: it’s a commitment to a team, serving a real purpose, helping people stay connected with their loved ones and enjoy life.

If that appeals to you, and the above description made you say “Hey! That’s me!”, then we’d love to talk. We want to see your resume, so send that along! We are so excited to find the right fit for this position!

Job Type: Full-time, 8-5, M-F, Competitive base salary (depending on experience) plus Commissions/Bonuses, Benefits including 401k available, paid holidays off, PTO included

Texas Audiology Licensure Required

Experience required in the following areas:

  • Diagnostic testing
  • Multi-manufacturer hearing aid experience – fitting, programming, Lyric experience a plus
  • Cerumen management
  • Excellent customer service experience is essential!