EAR WAX REMOVAL
Ear wax removal
We provide Ear wax removal in Fleet, Hampshire for both Adults and Children.
Ear wax removal procedures (Microsuction) are carried out by a Doctor of Audiology, who is fully trained and competent in these procedures.
Did you know?
About 2.3 million people in the UK suffer from Ear wax impaction and require Earwax removal.
The use of cerumenolytics prior to microsuction, assists in relief of discomfort. Cerumenolytics are products that soften ear wax prior to its removal such as olive oil ear drops etc
We offer Low competitive prices at £29.99 for 1 ear and £54.99 for 2 ears and FREE video Otoscopy with microsuction.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is microsuction?
Microsuction is a method of Ear wax removal, that involves the use of a Microscope to obtain a magnified view of the ear canal, while using a suction device to safely remove ear wax from the ear canal.
What is Ear Wax?
Ear wax is a substance secreted by ceruminous “apocrine sweat” glands located in the external ear canal. It is a mixture of sweat secretions and fatty material from these sebaceous glands.
The physical consistency can range from wet, sticky and yellow or brown to dry, crumbly and white or greyish.
Is Microsuction safe for my ears?
Microsuction is a safe method of ear wax removal and well tolerated by most people.
Research shows that 1 out of 1000 ears syringed, face complications such as Otitis Externa, Otitis Media, Injury/trauma to the ear and Perforated ear drums.
Will you use water in my ear during Microsuction?
Microsuction does not require the use of water so it reduces the risk of outer ear infections and safe for perforated ear drums.
Why are you using a Microscope for microsuction?
During microsuction the use of a microscope enables a large view of the ear which reduces the risk of injury to the ear canal and Ear drum
How long does Microsuction take?
Microsuction is a quick method of ear wax removal compared to Ear syringing which takes longer. It can take anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes.
What is ear wax impaction?
The normal ear has a natural self cleaning mechanism whereby ear wax migrates out of the ear canal
Ear wax has a protective role and traps particles that may gain entry in the ear. Ear wax is slightly acidic, and also has antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Earwax begins its journey as skin lining the deeper parts of the ear canal and the eardrum. This skin slowly migrates outward toward the opening of the ear
canal. When it reaches the outer third of the ear canal, it mixes with secretions from sweat and sebaceous glands, and gets its waxy appearance.
EAR SELF CLEANING IS A NO NO NO!
Ear self cleaning is referred to as the insertion of objects such as cotton buds, fingers, pen covers, match sticks etc with the aim of cleaning the ears.
This interferes with the ear’s natural self cleaning process. This is very dangerous and predisposes the ear to certain diseases of the ear.
Symptoms of ear wax impaction
– Reduction in hearing
– Pain in the ear
– Itching in the ears
– Blocked sensation in the ear affected
– Mild Tinnitus in the affected ear
“When the Natural Self Cleaning process is interrupted, it leads to EARWAX IMPACTION ”
” SAY NO TO COTTON BUDS ”The use of cotton buds can cause accidental damage to the ear drum and cause a perforated ear drum which can impact ones hearing, and may lead to a permanent hearing loss.