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
- Plugged or full sensation
- Ringing in the ear
Ear 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 or even months. Lisa feels offering an ear wax removal service gives individuals the opportunity of resolving their excess wax immediately!
Ear wax is removed using the safest and most appropriate methods given your medical history and the nature of wax discovered. This may be via:
This is the preferred method of wax removal by many medical staff. The procedure is the safest and most effective way uses a vacuum to clear out any debris or wax from the ear canal. A fine suction tube is gently inserted into the ear canal while being viewed closely through a magnifying Loupe headset. In most cases the wax can be removed safely within minutes.
There are instruments with various tips designed for gentle removal of wax close to the ear canal entrance. In this procedure, the instruments are carefully inserted into the ear canal to clear the debris or wax while being closely viewed through a magnifying Loupe headset.
Water is an effective method to remove debris or wax in cases of a healthy canal and in-tact eardrum, particularly if the wax is lying on or located closely to the eardrum. Low pressure, pulses of body temperature water flush out the ear canal, removing the blockage.
In line with current guidance, we request that you use olive oil / drops for 3 days prior to treatment.
Please note that if we find there is no build-up of wax or there is an infection present which prevents the procedure going ahead, there is a minimum consultation fee of £55. So, if you are not sure that the problem is indeed a build-up of wax, booking a Wax Check appointment can be useful.
Wax Check Appointment
The Wax Check appointment will allow your ear canals to be examined to establish if you would benefit from a Wax Removal Appointment, which would be booked for a later date. The Wax Check is £20.
*Prices correct as at 01/06/21.