Is it wax? Checking for excessive wax or other physical medical conditions is the first step to a hearing test. This is done by using an otoscope to physically look inside your ear canal. At this point, you will be able to see inside your ear, on a large TV screen, as the hearing specialist is looking as well. During this guided tour of your ear, the hearing specialist can answer any questions you may have at this time. This process is completely painless and takes very little time to conduct. If excessive wax is found we may be able to remove it, otherwise we can provide a referral to have it removed.