If you are feeling blocked up with wax and can't wait to be seen by your GP, then come in for a free consulation. Micro-suction, ENT and water irrigation services ar all available in our clinics.
Should you require a procedure after your consultation, ear wax removal is charged at £60.
Traditionally, medical professionals would use methods such as irrigation, ear syringing, or candling to remove an earwax build-up. We avoid these methods as they can cause additional complications to your ear health, such as infections, tinnitus, and damage to the eardrum.
Microsuction is a safe and comfortable method of ear wax removal. The small suction tube is guided around the inside of the ear canal by a small canula avoiding contacy with the sensitive canal skin. Wax is removed safely and comfortable with minimal risk of complication.*
A more traditional system of ear wax removal, water irrigation has moved on since the days of a large syringe and a kidney dish. We use NHS trained staff and NHS equipment. The propulse irrigator uses temperature regulated warm water to gently melt the wax from the canal. The system takes slightly longer but can often be relied on with stubborn, hard or compacted canals.
The audiologist will use a hand help video otoscope while using specialy adapter picks and jobson horne probes to gently remove stubborn ear wax. This system is often used on clients with a mix of hardened and softened cerumen in the same ear canal.
*As with all medical procedures, there is a level of risk associated. The professional will advise a method of removal and conduct an examination. Prior to wax removal, a questionnaire will also need to be filled out and a signature acknowledging the risks will be required.