Ear Wax Removal
Unblock your ears quickly and gently with our incredible ear wax microsuction technique.
What is Microsuction Ear Wax Removal?
The microsuction removal treatment is a far more gentle procedure than other types of ear wax removal and you can come back far more regularly for treatment. Suitable for patients who are about to fly, are already hearing aid users, have previous ear drum damage or have impacted ear wax.
Microsuction appointments are 30 minutes and include a free hearing health check. The charge for Microsuction Ear Wax Removal is £60.
We recommend that patients place a couple of drops of olive oil or almond oil in their ears, only at night up to 3 days maximum, before their appointment.
Ear Wax Removal Using Microsuction
Microsuction is the safest, most effective way of removing a wax build
up and any obstruction caused by foreign bodies down the ear canal. The
procedure uses a sophisticated bright and magnified view enabling the
delicate structures of the ear canal to be viewed throughout the whole
procedure, and only removing what can be moved, safely.
The Hearing Clinic UK follows BSA recommended guidelines.
Microsuction Ear Wax Removal
Why would I need Microsuction?
Ear wax usually passes out of the ears harmlessy but sometimes too much can build up and cause blockages in the ear which can start to affect your hearing.
Ear wax that has hardened in the ear canal can become itchy and uncomfortable, in some of the worst cases ear wax can become painful and cause damage to your ear drums.
Solid ear wax can get stuck in the canal and become impacted. When this happens it is essential that the impacted wax to removed.
What causes ear wax buildup?
Earwax or cerumen is a natural secretion and its purpose is to protect the ears by trapping and preventing dust, bacteria and other particles from entering and damaging the ear.
Excess ear wax can happen for many reasons including some health conditions such as swimmer’s ear.
What are the signs of ear wax buildup?
- Sudden hearing loss – Hearing loss normally occurs over a period of time. If it happens all of a sudden it could be because of earwax blocking the ear canal.
- Sharp pain from inside the ear.
- Change in colour – if you earwax starts to turn darker this could be an indicator of infection.
- You experience tinnitus and can hear a sharp ringing sound – earwax buildup is one of the most common causes of tinnitus.
- Your ears feel clogged and your hearing is dull – it is important to never use cotton buds to remove ear wax as it can push the earwax deeper into the ear.
What is involved?
Microsuction ear wax removal is a simple solution to remove stubborn ear wax. Our trained experts will assess your ear canal before gently removing any build up of ear wax using a sophisticated microscope.
All of our Hearing Care Assistants and Audiologists are trained to provide Microsuction Ear Wax Removal by accredited training providers such as Tympahealth.
What is involved?
When you attend your appointment your clinician will ask you a few questions to ensure Microsuction is the correct procedure for you and to understand your concerns.
The clinician will then explain how the appointment will progress and once you are happy you have all the information they will proceed with the earwax removal.
The clinician will have a look inside your ears using an otoscope to ensure the wax is soft enough to be removed.
We always ask patients to use a few drops of olive or almond oil in their ears at night 1-2 days before their appointment to prep the ears.
The clinician will then gently insert the suction tube into your ear to remove the wax.
At the end of your appointment, your clinician will use our highly sophisticated camera technology to show you the inside of your ears and once that has been completed you will be offered a complimentary hearing health check.
The price for Microsuction ear wax removal is £60 and the appointment is 30 minutes.
What Is Earwax?
Earwax is produced by your body and provides the ability to self-clean and protect your ear canal from debris and bacteria. Naturally slightly acidic in pH, earwax lubricates the skin and preserves overall ear health. Your ears should usually produce an average amount of earwax and will normally push it out the ear, meaning there is no need to use cotton buds or at-home methods to remove wax. However, due to some peoples’ ears naturally producing excess ear wax, or conditions such as Swimmers’ Ear, Microsuction Earwax Removal might be needed to clear blockages or excess wax.
Problems Caused By Earwax Buildup
When earwax builds up, there are common signs. These include:
- Itchy ears
- Earaches or discomfort
- Tinnitus or a ringing noise in your ears
When wearing hearing devices, you might notice these signs:
- Whistling from your hearing devices
- Discomfort or feeling as though your hearing devices are ill-fitting
- Damage or a need to regularly clean your hearing devices
Frequently Asked Questions About Microsuction Ear Wax Removal
Please contact our experienced team to find out how we can help. You can contact us through our online form and we’ll get back to you within 2 business days.
Alternatively, you can contact us via phone on:
HEAD OFFICE ADDRESS:
24 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, G1 2EU