Ear Wax

Ear wax is a completely natural substance, which we all produce. The quantity of earwax produced varies from person to person. For some, the wax does not come out of the ear and forms a blockage or plug which may need removing.

Symptoms of Excess Ear Wax

  • Impaired hearing
  • Dizziness
  • Earache
  • Plugged or full sensation
  • Ringing in the ear

Microsuction Wax Removal

During her career, Lisa became increasingly aware of the difficulties clients had in getting excess ear wax removed, with many people waiting weeks. Lisa feels offering a microsuction wax removal service gives individuals the opportunity of resolving their excess wax immediately!

Microsuction is a wax removal technique which uses a binocular operating microscope. This allows depth perception and magnification while looking into the ear canal. Using a very fine sterile suction device at low pressure, the wax is removed. Occasionally we may use other instruments to remove hard wax.

The technique means that we can see what we are doing and can avoid touching the sides of the ear canal which makes the process safer and more comfortable.

Microsuction is the preferred method of wax removal by medical staff. The procedure is the safest and most effective way to remove excess ear wax. Unlike ‘syringing’ and ‘irrigation’ it does not necessarily require any pre-treatment with oil or drops, although in some instances this can be beneficial. In most cases the wax can be removed safely within minutes.

* Prices correct as at 1/10/19.  There is also a temporary Peace of Mind Surcharge of £20 for each face to face appointment.