We specialise in safe, quick & comfortable microsuction ear wax removal. Be seen within 4 hours of your call ! Our highly trained audiologists will remove your ear wax, allowing you to function normally again. Only £70 (or £85 for both ears) ! Locations - Harley St, Golders Green, Mill Hill, Whetstone. Call Now To Book
£85 for both ears. £25 for Assessment Only.
This can be dangerous. Ear wax removal is best left to professionals. Cotton buds, candles, Chinese medicine, 'remedies', implements & machines purchased online can all be harmful and lead to pain, infection, vertigo, hearing loss and tinnitus.
Ear Syringing and Ear Irrigation - now outdated
These are older techniques now. Ear Syringing and Ear Irrigation methods use high-pressured jets of water to wash out wax. Consequently, having excessive ear wax removed via ear syringing or ear irrigation carries slightly more risk and is less comfortable. With some patients, ear syringing can assist in the the ear wax removal process, in combination with microsuction, but it's use is becoming rare now. Indeed, the NHS has also scrapped the use of ear syringing in GP surgeries as part of a general dismantling of ear wax removal services nationwide. Consequently, ear wax removal is now increasingly provided by the private market.
Microsuction - Safest Method - The Gold Standard
We use microsuction, which is safer and has now become healthcare professionals preferred method. Unlike water syringing and irrigation, microsuction is comfortable, painless and quick. The procedure is conducted under loupe magnification, ensuring the procedure is exceptionally safe. A low powered, medical suction probe is placed a short way into the ear canal to remove wax. The service is led by a Doctor of Audiology, Gladys Akinseye, ensuring the highest standards, and providing a fully comprehensive, professional service.
We have been using Microsuction technique since 2014 - one of the first hearing centres in London to do so
Standard hearing centres never match the service features we provide at our medical centres. We don't think these features can be considered optional. We see them as essential for your hearing healthcare. Read more by clicking here.
Attempts to clear your own ear wax can be harmful. See this video for more information.
Often, wax can be removed within minutes. Tyoically it takes 15-30 minutes.
A light, blunt probe is inserted a short way into the ear canal. The probe gently suctions wax out. The procedure is carried out in full view, using loupe magnification to see exactly where to suction excessive wax. Microsuction is safe, comfortable and quick.
This is usually not necessary with Microsuction. However, we recommend applying olive oil drops or spray (twice a day) from the day you book the appointment, until the day of the appointment. (Always read the label) This may serve to assist in the quick removal of wax.
Symptoms can be quite wide-ranging but include the following: hearing loss, tinnitus ('ringing in the ears'), itchiness, blocked feeling, earache, irritability and disorientation.
We will look into your ear canals and assess if you have excessive ear wax. If there is not any excessive wax then the reason for your symptoms may be something else. We can then refer you to our in-house Audiological Physician without the need for a referral from your GP (We are clinically fully integrated with the in-house Audiological Medicine department but this is run under a separate company entity.) Or, you can return to your GP and seek medical advice from them. For the assessment, without the ear wax removal treatment we charge £25.
We nearly always remove excessive wax first time. Occasionally, wax needs softening using olive oil spray / drops for a return visit to remove more wax. There is no charge for repeat visits. The £85 charge covers multiple appointments should you need it.
Occasionally, there my be a need to use ear syringe or irrigation in combination with microsuction. We are able to use these methods but we will always use microsuction as the preferred method and will rarely need to use any other technique.