We are a team of audiologists with over 10 years of experience in micro suction earwax removal and have been ENT trained to conduct the procedure safely and efficiently for all our patients. We cover clinics all across the West Midlands and dedicate ourselves to ensuring best practice in microsuction procedures. We also train fellow audiologists at our training school providing ear wax removal qualifications and certification for colleagues wanting to add this to a skill set in their practices.
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Micro suction ear wax removal is the gold standard of ear wax removal. It offers a safer and more gentle way to remove ear wax than traditional irrigation methods. The technique involves using a endoscopic microscope or TTL surgical loupes and a medical suction aspirator with a suction pen.The procedure is quick and painless – it can take as little as a few minutes to extract the wax safely from the ear.
Although micro-suction requires very little intervention we always advise a few drops of olive oil in the ear to help soften the wax. We often find the softer the wax the easier it is to remove out of the ear. However in saying that the over use of drops can turn the wax in to a viscous sticky liquid in the ear which can slide on to the eardrum so try not to use drops excessively.
We would recommend olive oil drops for 1-2 days or Otex but this is dependant very much on an individual to individual basis
We also provide water irrigation for the ears. For some patients microsuction is not always stable especially when dealing with particularly soft wax as a consequence of over use of drops. In such cases we use the irrigation method which involves the controlled pressure of water at body temperature in the ear in order to remove stubborn deposits of wax which deposit themselves on th eardrum. Your clinician will determine which would be the better procedure on the day of the appointment
We would not recommend Q Twists, hopi ear candles or any of its derivatives as we have found these to cause wax to be pushed right to the back of the ear. This can cause the eardrum to perforate or at the very least cause trauma to the ear.
Ear wax removal using micro suction is far safer than the old ear syringing method and is now the preferred method of choice under the current NICE guidelines. That said sometimes as you remove the wax from the cavity you do feel a slight tugging as the ear wax is removed. Generally speaking you rarely feel any discomfort and the procedure does not take any longer than 5 minutes per ear.
The price varies depending on your location
Kings heath – £40/60
Sutton – £50/70
Solihull – £40/60
cost varies dependant on location rates
The ear canal or meatus is rich in nerves from the cranial nerves, vagus nerves, and the last third of the canal is made from temporal bone with the lining of the skin only being 0.1mm thick. Abrasive wax which can be quite sharp and jagged consequently putting pressure in the meatus can cause severe pain that can run through the ear and cause headaches tinnitus and jaw pain.
We always endeavour to get patients seen sooner rather then later. We understand the distressing nature of ear wax! We run 2-3 clinics a day so the option is always available to come in on the same day. However sometimes this is not always possible due to very busy clinics, however no px waits more the 1-2 days for an appt.
We have a consultation charge of £20 if no wax is found in your ear. We will always refer if we find other underlying issues with the middle ear. If you feel you are struggling with your hearing and you cannot see a GP we can certainly provide a professional opinion on any underlying issues after examination.
At the Ear Wax Specialist , we pride ourselves on providing exemplary customer care and satisfaction, and use the latest state of the art equipment in helping our patients with their ear-related issues.