Ear Wax Removal

Do you suffer from excess Ear Wax? 

Ear wax  (Cerumen) protects your ear and the skin around the ear,  from dust, foreign particles, microorganisms and water.

Ear Wax removal may also be called:

 

  • Syringing
  • Ear Syringing
  • Blocked Ear
  • Wax removal
  • Irrigation
  • Microsuction

Earwax is produced by the ear to clean and protect itself. It’s secreted by glands in the skin that line the outer half of your ear canals. The wax and tiny hairs in these passages trap dust, skin debris and other foreign particles that could damage deeper structures.

ear wax removal

Cleaning inside the ear isn’t necessary as most of the wax washes away naturally. In fact cleaning inside the ears can cause the wax to be pushed deeper, impacting the wax, blocking the ear and causing temporary hearing loss.

 

 

Other causes include: frequent use of earphones and hearing aids. Both of these prevent the natural cycle of wax removal from the inner to the outer ear. Over 60% of hearing aids sent back because they were supposedly faulty, have in fact been found to be because of wax blocking the canal.   

Typical symptoms of excess wax:

What we do:

Ear Wax Removal

What to expect on the day:

  • Consultation
  • Pre-Otoscopic Examination of the ear canals to examine extent of impaction
  • Ear Wax Removal via i) Microsuction – Gold Standard ii) Controlled Irrigation
  • Post-Otoscopic Examination following extraction
  • Advice & Guidance to help excessive ear wax build-up

 

If it isn’t possible to finish cleaning the ear during this first visit e.g. if there is stubborn wax, or the ear canal is sensitive, then follow-up appointments will be free, until the wax has been cleared successfully.

 

All our prices apply to both ears. We don’t offer a ‘single ear only’ price as our ear care professional has a duty to allow enough time to check the health of both ears and, if necessary, clean both.

Make an Appointment

You can either make an online appointment or call us to make an appointment: 01293 562601/400011