Professional ear wax removal in Leicester. Using a finely calibrated suction device, we are able to safely remove excess ear wax without the introduction of any materials or liquids. A typical appointment to remove ear wax from both ears should take no longer than 30 minutes.
With the use of video otoscopy we will demonstrate the blockage to you prior to your appointment and post procedure to give you peace of mind that your ears are clear from wax.
3 Easy steps to clear ears…
Using a video otoscope the Audiologist will demonstrate on screen the blockage in your ear
The microsuction procedure is then conducted to remove the blockage
The Audiologist will demonstrate on screen your clear ear
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Do we have Earwax?
Also known by the medical term ‘cerumen’, Earwax is a yellowish waxy substance that protects the skin ear canal, assists in cleaning and lubrication, and also provides some protection from bacteria, fungi, insects and water.
Earwax does not usually cause any problems, but if too much earwax is produced it can lead to a blocked and painful ear or hearing loss. It can also affect the operation of hearing aids, causing them to whistle, produce feedback noises and reduce the quality of sound.
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Does it hurt?
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Do I need to use olive oil before attending my appointment?
What happens if you cant remove the blockage?
Microsuction vs ear syringing
Advice before your appointment….
Please call us before your appointment if you’ve experienced any of the following:
- Current or recurrent ear infection
- Fluid or discharge from inside your ear
- Previous operations in or around the ear
- Suspect you have any foreign bodies in the ear canal
- Suspect you have a perforated eardrum
- Are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19
- Are required to isolate after travelling
- Have been contacted from NHS Test and Trace
During your appointment, you might be required to wear a mask to reduce any risk of transmission.
A spray known an Earol is ideal for this. Read the instructions leaflet carefully and use for 2-3 days between 1-2 times daily before your appointment. Other sprays or drops are not always suitable and may prevent us from being able to carry out the removal.
You can purchase Earol spray from our online store.
Your ears might feel more blocked up after using olive oil and might reduce your hearing – this is because the wax will soak up the oil.
For some people, olive oil use might cause some mild discomfort or irritation. If you have any doubts or concerns, just give us a call or speak to your GP or pharmacist.