Earcare and Wax Removal
MICROSUCTION & IRRIGATION – WAX REMOVAL SERVICES AT OUR EARCARE CLINICS
Microsuction – £80
A gentle suction device is used to remove earwax under a microscope. It’s quick, safe and painless, and no liquid goes into your ear.
Using an ear irrigator, a pressurised flow of water is sprayed around your ear canal (the water is a similar temperature to your body). Ear irrigation may be a strange sensation but is a painless procedure.
If you need hearing protection any blockage of ear wax will need to be removed before we can make impression of your ears. Call now to book the next available appointment – 020 7486 1053
“I would like to leave some positive feedback from my experience at your clinic today. Having had microsuction on numerous occasions from both private and NHS practitioners, some of which have included some fairly esteemed ENT consultant doctors – I can genuinely say that the care, attention and precision of Matthew was without parallel. I will definitely be making a return visit to the clinic! Kind regards Arthur Woodward BA ACA”
What is Ear Wax?
Wax (or Cerumen) is produced by glands in the ear canal. It is an important part of the ear’s natural defence because it has natural lubricating properties and contains an anti-bacterial agent to help prevent infections. Because it is sticky and moist, it helps to trap foreign bodies and debris. Wax only forms in the outer third of the ear canal and usually, slowly works its way out of the ear, bringing debris with it. Rather like a natural cleaning system for the ear.
When does wax become impacted?
Wax is most likely to block the ear canal when it is pushed into the ear-canal by cotton-buds, hairpins, paper clips and other objects that people put in their ears. The most recognizable symptom is partial loss of hearing but other symptoms include itching, coughing, ringing, fullness and sometimes pain. Wax should only be removed by trained professionals and is not a DIY job. Don’t be fooled by Ear Candles either. Before prodding a hole in your eardrum or dripping hot wax on your face, or even setting alight the curtains, have your wax removed by a professional – it’s cheaper in the long run.
What to do if you have a wax build up
If wax builds-up, your ears may feel dry, itchy or painful and you might experience some hearing loss. If so a couple of drops of olive oil, or softening drops, in the ear canal can help to soften the wax. Repeat the process 2 times a day for a few days and call us for an appointment , our registered Clinical Ear Practitioners can remove it for you safely and painlessly.
If you want to be seen quickly Microsuction is the most effective form of wax removal, it can be removed more effectively if you use softening drops, or olive oil, prior to your appointment.