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.
DO NOT USE COTTON BUDS
You should NEVER poke anything into your ears in order to try to remove the wax; this includes cotton buds, hair pins or any other device. This can result in pushing the wax further down the ear which could cause further problems.
PROFESSIONAL MICRO-SUCTION EARWAX 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.
All our micro-suction earwax removal procedures are conducted by a qualified Audiologist, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists.
Appointments are available at our Birstall clinic.
Appointments for micro-suction wax removal are charged at £85.
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