Wax Removal Aids Market: Snapshot
Cerumen commonly known as earwax are natural secretions that enable outer ear canals to clean themselves. However, the buildup of earwax if ignored may significantly impair hearing or cause pain in individuals. The prevalence of impacted earwax leading to complications or a hearing impairment is propelling the need for wax removal tools. The rising uptake of hearing aids across the global population is also increasing this prevalence. In addition, a rising elderly population needing hearing aids may need to get their earwax removed prior to the therapy. These factors are bolstering the demand for wax removal aids. Almost unanimously, physicians and ENT specialists discourage the use of cotton swabs as these are largely ineffective and most likely to accentuate the problem further.
Though various wax softeners are suggested as first line of treatment, a variety of cases may call for the use of mechanical methods of removing the earwax by professionals. The rising demand for various mechanical instruments for the removal of wax is a key factor accentuating the market. Contraindication to such methods and complications during and after the procedure are vital concerns that must be addressed before going through such methods. The growing demand for alternative treatments and advanced wax removal devices is catalyzing the expansion of the market.
Ear wax are known as cerumen which is secreted in ear canal which protect the skin of human ear canal, assists in cleaning and lubrication and also provide protection from fungi, bacteria, insects and water. Ear wax usually don’t cause problem but excessive production of earwax lead to the blockage and pain and hearloss. Earwax also affect operation of hearing aids produce feedback noise and also reduce the quality of sound. Approximately 12 million people a year in the U.S. seek medical care for impacted or excessive cerumen [earwax].serious problem occur when excess of wax is being produced within the ear canal and becomes impacted or compressed which lead to ear pain, sound distortion, persistent itching, unpleasant odor, ringing of the ear (tinnitus), discharge (an oozing substance that keeps appearing), persistent cough, hearing loss. Different wax removal techniques are used at home and by the professionals. At home wax dissolving agents are used. Irrigation, Manual removal with special instruments and suction are the removal techniques used by the professionals. Routine wax removal should be done in order to avoid complications and severe problems related to ear. Many home care services are being provided for the removal of ear wax. Ear wax is removed by the doctor with the help of small curved instrument which is known as curet. ear wax can also be removed or flush out using a water pick or a rubber-bulb syringe filled with warm water. Wax-removal medication, such as carbamide peroxide (Debrox Earwax Removal Kit, Murine Ear Wax Removal System) are also used. Hydrogen peroxide is an effective method of softening ear wax blocking the ear canal. Hydrogen peroxide allows ear wax to gradually soften, and removal by an irrigation method.
Wax Removal Aids Market: Drivers and Restraints
The demand of wax removal aids market is fueled owing to introduction of new advanced techniques such as microsuction which is advantageous over conventional technique. Use of microscope headset and calibrated suction device remove excess wax without any introduction of materials or liquids also drive the market of wax removal aids market. Increase in pollution and smoke in the environment and excessive noise which affect the ear and cause hearing loss are the major factor which drive the wax removal aids market globally. However use of cotton buds and other tools used as compared to the wax removal aids hinder the growth of wax removal aids market.
Wax Removal Aids Market: Segmentation
Tentatively, global Wax Removal Aids Market has been segmented on the basis of product type, application, end user and geography.
Based on product type, global wax removal aids market is segmented as below:
- Wax removal kits
- Water syringes
- Suction devices
- Spray devices
Based on end user, global wax removal aids market is segmented as below:
- ENT Clinics
- Audiology Centers
- Homecare Settings
Wax Removal Aids Market: Overview
Global Wax Removal Aids Market is segmented by product type, wax removal kits have the largest share due to more demand of kits in clinics as well as homecare settings. Increase in prevalence of hearing loss and noise pollution and problems related to ear propel the growth of wax removal aids in near future. ENT clinics share the largest share among all the end users owing to increase in number of clinics and awareness among the people in underdeveloped and developed countries.
Wax Removal Aids Market: Regional Outlook
Geographically, Wax Removal Aids Market is classified into regions viz. North America, Latin America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia-Pacific, Japan, Middle East and Africa. North America is leading in the wax removal aids market due to the new techniques available which do not cause pain. Increase in ENT clinics and rise in awareness among the people drive the market of wax removal aids market. Asia Pacific is expected to grow in near future owing to increase in healthcare expenditure and continual upgradation in infrastructure and technology.
Wax Removal Aids Market: Key Players
Some of the key players in the Wax Removal Aids Market are PC Werth, the Hearing Lab Ltd, Medline Industries, Inc.,Service Providers, Hear4U, Clements Hearing Services, Clarity Hearing Solutions Ltd., Audiology Associates. Some of the service provider include Audiology Medical Services, Bryce Hearing Services amaong others.
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