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Ear wax removal services

EAR WAX REMOVAL SERVICE

If you're experiencing symptoms like blocked, itchy, and uncomfortable ears, or if your hearing is compromised, it could be due to an accumulation of earwax that requires professional attention.

Basingstoke ear wax removal clinic

Basingstoke & Thatcham Clinics

At our Basingstoke & Thatcham clinics, we offer a safe and effective earwax removal service performed by our fully qualified Audiologist. 

We use a state-of-the-art microsuction system to gently and comfortably eliminate earwax from your ears. Depending on the nature of your earwax issue, we use microsuction or occasionally some manual instruments when it's safe and appropriate to do so.

As part of our comprehensive service, we will also conduct a complimentary hearing screening assessment of your hearing and ear health. If any hearing loss is detected, we can guide you with further steps.

Cost :

£55 for one ear

£65 for both ears

No wax: £35 for consultation and further advise

What happens in our Micro-Suction ear wax removal?

Microsuction ear wax removal is a safe and effective procedure used by qualified healthcare professionals, to remove excess or impacted earwax (cerumen) from the ear canal. It involves the use of a specialized medical device called a microsuction unit, which uses gentle suction to remove the earwax.

Assessment

Before the procedure, we will usually examine your ears using a video otoscope or microscope to assess the extent and location of the earwax buildup. This examination helps determine if microsuction is the appropriate method for removal. 

Medical History & consent Form:

You will be asked a range of medical questions to identify if there are any contraindications for the procedure. You will then be asked to sign a consent form.

Preparation

To ensure your comfort and safety during the procedure, you may be asked to sit or lie down, and a protective drape may be placed around your ear to catch any dislodged earwax.

Post-Procedure

After the earwax has been successfully removed, we will usually inspect the ear canal again to ensure all the wax has been cleared. You may immediately notice an improvement in your hearing if the earwax was causing hearing loss

Hearing Screening Advise

After the successful wax removal procedure or if there is no wax you may be offered a hearing screening test to identify if there is any hearing loss. You may be offered our detailed premium hearing test on another day depending on the screening test results.

Question and Answers

If you have any question contact us or see our Questions and Answer Page

Ear Wax Removal 

From Only £55

Why Choose Premium Care Hearing

It is essential to have microsuction performed by a trained and experienced healthcare professional like Livingston to ensure safe and effective removal of earwax. If you are experiencing earwax-related issues or hearing problems, book an appointment for evaluation and appropriate treatment, which may include microsuction if necessary.

Livingston is a certified practitioner skilled in microsuction earwax removal. He received his micro suction training at Aston University Birmingham in 2017 and has successfully performed over 1000 earwax removal procedures using microsuction, ensuring the safety and well-being of his patients' ears.

Why Microsuction?

Microsuction Ear Wax Removal

Microsuction earwax removal has several advantages over other methods, such as syringing or earwax drops:

It is a quick and efficient procedure.

It is considered safer because it doesn't involve the use of water or the risk of pushing earwax deeper into the ear canal.

It can be performed on individuals with ear canal abnormalities or eardrum perforations.

It is generally well-tolerated and minimally discomforting.

What is Ear Wax?

 

Earwax, also known as cerumen, is a natural substance produced by the glands in the ear canal. It serves several important functions in the ear:

Protection

One of the primary roles of earwax is to protect the ear canal and the delicate structures of the inner ear. It does this by trapping dust, dirt, and foreign particles that may enter the ear, preventing them from reaching the eardrum and causing damage or infection.

Moisturising

The ear canal is designed to be somewhat self-cleaning. As new earwax is produced, it gradually moves from the deeper parts of the ear canal towards the opening. As it moves, it carries away trapped debris, effectively cleaning the ear canal.

Self Cleaning

Earwax contains natural oils that help keep the skin inside the ear canal from becoming dry and itchy. This helps maintain the ear canal's health and comfort.

Healthy Ears

Earwax is typically a waxy, yellowish substance, but its appearance can vary from person to person. The composition of earwax includes dead skin cells, hair, and secretions from the ceruminous glands. It's important to note that earwax is a normal and necessary part of ear health.

While earwax plays a vital role in protecting the ear, in some cases, it can build up and cause blockages or discomfort. Excessive earwax can be removed by a healthcare professional like us using specialized tools or irrigation methods. It's essential to avoid inserting objects like cotton swabs or sharp instruments into the ear canal, as this can push earwax deeper and potentially damage the ear or eardrum. If you experience symptoms like hearing loss, ear pain, or a feeling of fullness in the ear, it's best to consult Livingston for proper evaluation and treatment.

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