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Simon wearing Loupes and performing microsuction ear wax removal on a patient

Microsuction Ear Wax Removal

Considered the safest method. Simon has completed over 30,000 procedures. Qualified for 23 years in Audiology. Fully insured. Registered with HCPC.

Clinic

One Ear £45

Two Ears £50

Call 01772 719873

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Home Appointment

One Ear £60

Two Ears £70

Call 01772 719873

First

Provided there are no contra-indications add olive oil drops 2-3 days before the appointment

Second

At the appointment a case history is taken

Third

The ear is examined with a camera and an image is taken

Fourth

The ear wax is removed

Finally

The ear is re-examined with the camera and a completion image taken

Before Ear canal occluded with wax

Ear canal full of wax. unable to see the ear drum

After Ear canal clear, revealing a healthy ear drum and hearing is restored

ear canal clearedof ear wax and ear drum following microsuction ear wax removal

Microsuction Ear Wax Removal

Earwax, also known by the medical term cerumen, is a yellowish waxy substance secreted in the ear canal. It protects the skin of the ear canal, assists in cleaning and lubrication, and also provides some protection from bacteria, fungi, insects and water.

Earwax consists of shed skin cells, hair, and the secretions of the ceruminous and sebaceous glands of the outer ear canal. Major components of earwax are long chain fatty acids, alcohols, squalene and cholesterol.

Excess or compacted cerumen can press against the eardrum and block the outside ear canal or hearing aids, potentially causing hearing loss. Hearing aids may be associated with increased earwax impaction. It is also estimated to be the cause of 60–80% of hearing aid faults.

Micro-Suction is the safe, modern method of earwax removal as recommended by the NHS. It is suitable for perforated ear drums.

Firstly the outer ear is examined to determine the extent of the wax build up and a picture taken which the patient is welcome to view. The earwax is removed via a small suction tube (no water is used) and a further image taken of the cleared canal. Disposable sterile equipment is always used.

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