Earwax Removalavailable to book
Why do you have ear wax?
Earwax, also known by the medical term ‘cerumen’ is a yellowish waxy substance secreted in the ear canal. It protects the skin of the human ear canal, assists in cleaning and lubrication, and also provides some protection from bacteria, fungi, insects and water.
Earwax doesn’t usually cause problems, but if too much earwax is produced it can lead to a blocked and painful ear or hearing loss. Earwax can also affect the operation of hearing aids, causing them to whistle, produce feedback noises and reduce the quality of sound.
Professional Ear Wax Removal
Using a finely calibrated suction device, we are able to safely remove excess wax without the introduction of any materials or liquids. A typical appointment to remove 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 piece of mind that your ears are clear from wax.
£65 for 1 or 2 ears . No wax, no charge
How to book an earwax removal appointment
Before your appointment….
Please call us before your appointment if you’ve experienced any of the following:
Any current or recurrent ear infection
Any fluid or discharge from inside your ear
Any past 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.
Softening wax before your appointment
It may take more than one attempt to remove your wax. It’s important that the wax has been softened to make the procedure as comfortable and effective as possible – so to prepare for your appointment, we would recommend using olive oil to soften it.
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.