Ear wax removal
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The production of ear wax is a normal bodily process that helps to keep the eardrum protected against any dust or particles which have the potential to cause damage. As part of the process, the ear wax dries up and falls out of the ear before new ear wax is generated. Any disruption to this routine can lead to excess ear wax which can affect hearing and requires safe ear wax extraction to restore the full function of the ears. You may notice an issue with an ear wax blockage following a bath or shower as the ear wax absorbs water. This can cause the wax to expand, blocking the canal completely and leading to a reduction in your hearing ability.
For issues with blocked ears and concerns about hearing, our team of ear care practitioners are experts in ear wax extraction and are available for same day ear wax removal appointments for a fee of £80 at our hearing clinics in London.
When do I Need Professional Ear Wax Removal?
Everyone has ear wax, so when does it get to the stage of requiring professional ear cleaning? Common signs of an ear wax build-up include either partial or complete hearing loss, earache, a ringing sound in your ears and sometimes even feeling dizzy and nauseous. There are various reasons that this build-up can be caused and most are out of your control; small or damaged ear canals, excessive hair, regular swimming and a build-up of dry skin are all common factors.
It can be tempting to take matters into your own hands and try using cotton buds or your fingers to budge the blockage but we strongly advise avoiding this. Pushing objects into your ear to try and clear them can cause further damage and ear wax extraction should always be carried out by a professional. Our ear care specialists are highly trained in ear wax removal and have access to all of the latest technology to help them undertake the process safely and effectively. The process of ear wax removal is simple and painless, helping to clear any blockages that are obstructing your ear canal. We even offer same-day appointments to help you sort out the issue and get back to normality in no time.
Effective Ear Cleaning Methodologies
Our team of ear care practitioners are fully qualified clinical audiologists who are able to offer a full range of techniques for ear wax removal in London, helping you achieve the best results through safe practices.
Carried out with precision accuracy using high-spec examination microscopes, the process allows us to see the inside of the ear before using a small suction tube to remove the wax. This ear wax extraction method is painless yet thorough, allowing the ear care practitioner to accurately see what is happening within the ear and carry out effective ear cleaning. This method is appropriate for those who have suffered from ear problems such as drum perforation and small canals as it uses small equipment and does not require water.
Also known as syringing, this form of professional ear cleaning uses a machine that sprays water into the ear to dislodge the build-up of ear wax. The irrigation solution is warmed to the ideal temperate in line with the body’s temperature, avoiding the risk of side effects from solutions that are too warm or cold. During this form of ear wax removal, the irrigation or syringing process may be required a second time to remove all of the wax build-up and following the treatment and the ear canal will be professionally dried out afterwards.
Preparing for Ear Wax Removal in London
To achieve the best results from professional ear cleaning, we recommend using softening drops or olive oil prior to your appointment. This makes it much quicker and easier to remove any hardened wax and clear the build-up.
Once you arrive for ear wax removal in London, your appointment will be held with one of our fully qualified clinical audiologists who offer a full range of effective ear cleaning techniques which will be decided on according to your personal preference. All of our treatments are priced at £80 per appointment. If you wear hearing aids, please bring these along to your appointment as we are able to check and clean them for you.
If you wish to book an appointment, we offer ear wax removal in London at the following clinics, that are available to book on the day or in advance. Please advise on the location you would prefer to visit during your call.
- 2 Harley Street, London W1G 9PA
- North London Hearing, HCA Healthcare Golders Green Outpatients & Diagnostics, 296 Golders Green Road, London, NW11 9PY
If you have any questions about professional ear cleaning or would like to discuss the best approach for your situation, do not hesitate to get in touch. Our team are on hand to offer friendly advice on ear cleaning techniques to help you achieve the best results so give us a call on 020 7486 1053 today.
Please be aware that we are not able to issue prescriptions; if you suspect that you may have an infection, please seek the advice of your GP.
“Having had microsuction on numerous occasions from both private and NHS practitioners, some of which have included some fairly esteemed ENT consultant doctors – I can genuinely say that the care, attention and precision of Matthew was without parallel. I will definitely be making a return visit to the clinic! Kind regards Arthur Woodward BA ACA”