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with Every ear wax removal

We are a team of highly specialised NHS audiologists with 20 years of experience in the audiology and ear wax removal procedure. Our audiologists are highly skilled at removing even the most complex cases of ear wax.

Why choose us ?

- Endoscopic ear wax removal with before and after pictures
- All three methods of ear wax removal performed at this site
- Hearing Tests
- State of the art Hearing aids in Hall Green
- Dedicated purpose built ear wax removal clinic rooms
- Middle ear testing to diagnose pathologies associated with congestion or fluid
- Referrals made for appropriate intervention

Struggling to hear

Blocked ears

Painful ears

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Why Choose Us For Hearing Aids

  • We appreciate that every patient comes in with their own unique bespoke hearing aid requirements and this is what we try to facilitate through our patient-centred approach to find them the best hearing solution for their hearing loss.
  • We give you the time you need to make the decision you want to regard your hearing impairment. The company is run by ethical, compassionate audiologists who love what they do and take that culture and passion into the consultation room to give you the best possible experience in helping you understand your ears.
Ear wax removal Hall Green

Where Are We located?

Birmingham Hearing Care
310 Haunch Lane
Kingsheath
B13 0QS

We are a 5 minute drive from Hall Green via Chin Brook Road or Yardley Wood Road and Swanshurst Lane.

You will find us at the bottom of Yardley Wood Road turning onto Haunch Lane.

Onsite parking is available with no parking restrictions at the clinic

Pricing

For Single Ear

£ 40
  • Hearing Aids Available
  • Home Visit Hearing Assessments Available
  • Paediatric Ear Wax Removal Available

For Both Ears

£ 60
  • Hearing Aids Available
  • Home Visit Hearing Assessments Available
  • Paediatric Ear Wax Removal Available

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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 ear wax safely from the ear canal.

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

Ear wax removal drops usually peroxide based including name brands like Otex and Sodium bicarbonate drops are great for breaking down hard abrasive wax in the ear ready for ear wax removal. In some instances they can break down wax sufficiently to the extent were by earwax removal may not be required as the wax has sufficiently dissolved, however we find that this in most cases depends on the size of the cavity. We usually deal with a lot of cases were by the wax has turned in to a semi liquid which slides down the ear canal and settles on the drum completely sealing the canal. and causing complete deafness, our advise is to use drops for 2-3 days before coming in for an earwax removal

We always advice a qualified Audiologist or a practitioner nurse with experience in ear nose and throat. Any other practitioner with a background not in Audiology simply wont have the experience to deal with complex difficult cases and you usually want a audiologist with 100’s of ear wax removal procedures under their belt. We say this because unfortunately due to the unregulated nature of the training you could potentially be having a invasive procedure undertaken by a non audiologist with no previous experience in audiological medicine.

A common complaint we hear is that patients have had a bad experience with a previous procedure.  We use endoscopic cameras ensuring that we do not touch any of the lateral canal walls or the very sensitive bony canal in the last third of the cavity.  This often is a reason why patients feel uncomfortable as the bony canal is very sensitive.  The use of endoscopes allows us to remove wax without touching the delicate and sensitive canal walls making the procedure painless and also quick.

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 can help with vertigo. Your balance organ (vestibular saccule) is connected to your ears and any blockage of the ear canal can affect the compliance of your eardrum and in turn affect middle ear pressure which can make you disorientated and cause vertigo.

We often find when removing ear wax from the eardrum itself px can suddenly become very dizzy as the pressure is released of the eardrum which can cause some very temporary rotary dizziness which lasts for a 1-2 mins before fatiguing.

Ear wax removal drops usually peroxide based including name brands like Otex and Sodium bicarbonate drops are great for breaking down hard abrasive wax in the ear ready for ear wax removal.

In some instances they can break down wax sufficiently to the extent were by earwax removal may not be required as the wax has sufficiently dissolved, however we find that this in most cases depends on the size of the cavity.

We usually deal with a lot of cases were by the wax has turned in to a semi liquid which slides down the ear canal and settles on the drum completely sealing the canal.  This makes for a far more uncomfortable experience for the patient as the symptoms are far more acute. 

We offer Home visit services for ear wax removal  for all our patients who can sometimes find it difficult to leave homes due to mobility and other health concerns.  Our cost for home visits varies depending on location.  Please get in touch with us to get a quote.  

Our audiologist will call you to arrange a suitable time and will come out to you.

For some px’s olive oil works well however for others it can exacerbate the problem further.  The primary reason for this is every ear canal has a slightly different size and orientation.  Narrower ear canals are by design going to get blocked more often then cavities with a larger diameter. 

If you have been using olive oil and there is no relief then it might be sensible to have it professionally removed,  rather then persisting with drops which can sometimes cause the wax to slip on to the eardrum and make the condition worse.

Most kits found on Amazon or heavily advertised are not regulated or endorsed by the medical and health regulation authority in the uk.  We have found som many patients who have come in the otitis externa infections, perforations (tear of the eardrum),  or ear wax pushed on to the eardrum. This is a consequence of using self syringing kits from Amazon or ebay or using tvidlers or Q Twists or its derivatives.

The endoscopic microsuction procedure is only performed by experienced ENT audiologists with decades of experience with the microsuction procedure.  This is vitally important as most cases coming in to clinic are very difficult where quite often ear wax is being removed from the eardrum itself.  It requires significant experience to remove ear wax at this depth with out causing discomfort to the patient

Some patients have very sticky glutenous wax which can be very difficult to remove especially if it has moved on to the eardrum.  In these cases we sometimes have to use water irrigation as it is the safest of the procedures to remove wax residue of the eardrum.  We will always choose the most appropriate method.

We see childrens above the age of 5 years old.  The procedure is performed only by our most experienced audiologists within the team.  The reason being primarily because childrens ear canals are significantly smaller in length and diameter then a adult ear canal. 

The procedure we undertake uses endoscopic microscopes to gently extract ear wax from the ear canal.

A ear wax removal procedure for an experienced practitioner should not take longer then 5-10 minutes.

It is if vital importance that you limit the time you spend in the ear canal due to the risk factors associated with tinnitus or vertigo the longer you are in a ear canal. 

We often get told by patients that the procedure seemed a lot quicker then expected?  The reasons for this are the side effects associated with remaining in the canal longer then required.

The procedure is always shown to you live so you can watch your practitioner effectively remove the ear wax from your ears.  You are always shown a before and after shot to give you the peace of mind that the procedure has been effective?

We provide comprehensive hearing assessments to test you ears after the micro-suction procedure.

We often find most patients have significant age related hearing loss as an underlying issue which is then significantly exacerbated by impacted ear wax.  

We can test your hearing and provide a suitable hearing solution and management with hearing aids if required.  All our hearing assessments are free of charge and we also provide every patient with a free hearing aid trial to assess their acoustic compatibility with bespoke hearing aids.

Every PX is different and every circumstance we see is different.
Some px’s need regular ear wax removal every 6-12 months however it is difficult to identify when a px requires it as they usually cannot see inside their ears to establish if they need  clinical intervention.

A good trick would be to buy a small ear endoscope which can be purchased from Amazon for £5-10 pounds which will allow you to look in you ears regularly and gage when it might be a good idea to come in to have wax removed rather then wait for ears to completely block.

We always advice a qualified Audiologist or a practitioner nurse with experience in ear nose and throat.

Any other practitioner with a background not in Audiology simply wont have the experience to deal with complex difficult cases and you usually want a audiologist with 100’s of ear wax removal procedures under their belt.

We have dealt with so many cases were by patients have had terrible experiences with practitioners who have made glaring mistakes.

Our Audiologists cover most of the West Midlands

We have four clinics in Birmingham covering both North and South Birmingham

We also have clinics in 

Solihull

Sutton Coldfield

Coventry

Leamington Spa

Stourbridge

Wolverhampton

You can call our secretary Jenny to book all appointments Monday- Friday  9-7pm.

Alternatively you can book online using our online diary.  It is sometimes better to call our secretary if you cannot find a suitable online appointment as we always try to squeeze patients in where possible.

Please call her on 0121 369 0780

Every patient comes in with varying symptoms.

The symptoms can be as follow

Tinnitus (new or exisiting tinnitus which has increased in intensity)

vertigo- mild to severe balance issues

otalgia- pain along the back of the neck or jaw either mild or acute in nature.  This sometime presents as a numbness

Reduction in hearing

Itchiness or crackling in the ear

One of the symptoms of impacted ear wax is tinnitus.  Having a ear wax removal procedure with endoscopic microsuction will help relieve the symptoms of tinnitus.