Ear Wax Removal

Ear wax is good for the health of your ears and it plays a vital role in preventing infection and removing debris from the ear canal. However, some people produce more than others, making them prone to a build up over time that can become hard and impacted, leading to irritation, hearing loss, or infection, if not removed. If you have a hairy, narrow or S-shaped ear canal, you may suffer more from blocked ears due to ear wax. Certain skin conditions, like eczema, can also contribute to excess ear wax.

Using ear plugs or earphones can encourage wax to build up and if you use cotton buds (never recommended), you could be pushing the wax further down the ear canal causing it to harden and become impacted, potentially leading to permanent damage.

If you are prone to ear wax build up, or you use hearing aids, you should get your ears checked annually.

Symptoms of impacted ear wax

If you’re suffering from any of these symptoms, you could have excess ear wax:

Itchy ear | Discharge from the ear | Sensation of fullness in the ear | Sounds are muffled | Ringing sounds (tinnitus) | Dizziness | Vertigo | Ear-ache | Coughing

We’re here to help with any concerns you have about your ears, and to offer relief from ear wax.

Suffering from itchy, aching or blocked ears?

We offer effective & safe ear wax removal
  • Ear wax removal with a qualified hearing care professional using micro suction, or irrigation for those with very narrow ear canals.
  • No ENT referral needed.
  • Ear wax removal is no longer available on the NHS.
  • If micro-suction wax removal is chosen, no liquids are used. It’s clean, non-invasive and allows your Audiologist to clearly see into the ear canal.
  • Quick, safe and effective wax removal.

Micro suction wax removal explained

This pain-free method of wax removal uses a low-pressure suction probe inserted into the ear, without any water being needed, to remove excess wax and debris. It’s safe, quick, comfortable and effective.

We also offer the alternative method of irrigation for those with very narrow ear canals. We do not however, offer ear syringing, as it has been recognised as potentially harmful by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, and is no longer recommended.

Affordable relief from ear wax

Patient care is at the heart of what we do. And now that ear wax removal is no longer available on the NHS (since September 2020), it’s important that patients can get the relief they need from ear wax – quickly and affordably.

That’s why we’ve kept our prices low – just get in touch with your local practice to find out more. It’s recommended to use an olive oil based spray, like Earol, for a few days before your appointment to help soften the wax and make it easier to remove.