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You may benefit from ear wax removal if you have...
Earache is a common cause of compacted earwax as it puts pressure on the eardrum and ear canals.
Commonly a phantom noise presenting as a ringing / buzzing or humming sound in one or both ears.
This can be a spinning / dizzy sensation that can affect your balance.
Sensation of fullness in the ear is a common cause of compacted ear wax as it causes a change of pressure in your ear and surrounding anatomy.
BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT
Add olive oil to your ear(s) 2 - 3 days before your appointment
We recommend adding some oil to your ears before your appointment to help loosen the ear wax build up before removal.
Our Ear Wax Removal Service
With the latest technology you’ll get to see the inside of your ears and an explanation of your anatomy.
Olive Oil Drops
Olive oil drops can be provided as part of your treatment depending upon your medical assessment.
We want to ensure we’re accessible to everyone! Come and visit us at our clinic or we can come to your home for convenience.
Our team are experienced specialists, we’ll ensure you receive the best treatment as per your medical condition.
MICROSUCTION EAR WAX REMOVAL
How we do it
Ear wax removal techniques have advanced in recent years. Ear Syringing used to be the most common method but it can lead to infections and sometimes increased pressure in the ear canal.
We use the latest in micro-suction technology which gently sucks the wax out of your ear canal. Think of it as a mini-vaccuum for your ears!
Micro-suction is the recommended method by the BSA and acknowledged by hearing specialists as the safest and most painless method of ear wax removal, so it’s the only method we use.
Before and after photos of ear wax removal at Earful.
EAR WAX REMOVAL
What to expect at your appointment
Ear Health Assessment
At your appointment, the clinician will first assess your overall ear health. If you need your ear wax removing they will explain the micro-suction treatment and show you the equipment they'll be using.
Ear Wax Removal Treatment
The micro-suction treatment on both of your ears should be painless but can be a little uncomfortable and noisy.
Hearing Health Check
Finally, you’ll receive a complimentary hearing check to assess your hearing levels at the end of the appointment.
Answers to some frequently asked questions
WHAT IS EAR WAX?Ear wax is produced by the ear to clean and protect itself. It’s secreted by glands in the skin that line the outer half of your ear canals. The wax and tiny hairs in these passages trap dust and other foreign particles that could damage deeper structures, such as your eardrum.
ISN'T EAR WAX GOOD FOR YOU?You can have too much of a good thing. An Ear canal blocked up with ear wax can cause infections, earaches, deafness, a sensation of fullness in the ear, tinnitus and other problems. It’s important to get your ears checked regularly by a trained and experienced professional to preform an ear health check.
HOW DO I LOOK AFTER MY EARS?It’s incredibly dangerous to stick anything inside your ears as it can damage deeper structures. Additionally foreign objects inside the ear will only push the wax further into your ear canals and causing compaction. We always recommend to use natural methods such as Olive oil drops or other drops recommended by a medical professional.
HOW DOES IT WORK?Microsuction ear wax removal is a very small but gentle vacuum that is used to remove the wax from your ear. It can often take up to 30 minutes to remove the wax as the suction method is very gentle to ensure your kept in comfortable and safe hands.
WHO IS THIS FOR?Anyone aged 5+ can benefit from our ear wax removal service - just book in for an appointment and you'll be hearing better in no time!
DO YOU TREAT CHILDREN?Yes - we can treat anyone aged 5 and over!
IS IT PAINFUL?For the majority of our customers, Ear wax removal dosen’t cause any pain and can actually be quite a satisfying experience! However we always want to ensure our patients do feel at ease. If your uncomfortable at any point, you’ll be asked if you’d like to take a break or to re-arrange your appointment so that it can give you some time to settle.
DO I NEED TO DO ANYTHING TO PREPARE FOR MY TREATMENT?If you do get a build up of ear wax, visit your GP or local medical practitioner to have it checked out. You’ll often be advised to use ear drops to loosen your ear wax. Generally you’ll apply these drops morning and night for three days prior to your appointment. However you should follow advised instructions provided by your pharmacist.
HOW DO I FIND MY NEAREST EARFUL CLINIC?We have 11 clinics across the northwest so you're sure to find one near to you! You can search for a clinic on the Find a Clinic page or you can call us on 0330 175 8887 and we can direct you to your nearest clinic.
HOW DO I BOOK?To book your ear wax removal appointment, either click on Book My Appointment or you can call us on 0330 175 8887
COULD YOU COME TO MY HOME/WORKPLACE?We always want to accommodate our customers and contribute to providing the best customer service! We are able to make home visits in certain locations, this service is subject to availability. You will find if we make home visits in your area on your Clinic Location page. If you are still unsure please give us a call on 0330 175 8887 and we can advise you.
HOW MUCH DOES EAR WAX REMOVAL COST?Our prices start from £50 for one or both ears. This includes: Visual display of your inner ear Ear health check FREE Hearing check (worth £30) Microsuction ear wax removal treatment NHS trained audiologist Book online now or call 0330 175 8887
WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE ANY EAR WAX?If at your appointment we don't find any ear wax to remove we'll refund you £20 and perform a hearing check to make sure your hearing is ok.