Ear Wax Removal
Confident, Careful, Efficient and Safe.
We will not perform unnecessary treatments and will only go ahead if it is safe to do so. Complete our triage form before your appointment please. This provides us with a comprehensive understanding of your ear health history.
At our clinic, we prioritise the safety and well-being of our patients. That’s why, before proceeding with ear wax removal, we conduct a thorough assessment, including a video inspection of the ear canal. We will only perform the procedure if it’s safe to do so and after gaining your informed consent.
We use Micro Suction, the NICE (The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) recommended method of removing wax from a patient’s ear.
In cases where Micro Suction isn’t feasible, we may use irrigation or manual extraction. This method of ear wax removal has replaced syringing as an alternative method where no perforation or other reasons are present which prevent its use safely.
In rare cases, manual extraction may be performed if deemed safe. Our team of experts has performed thousands of successful ear wax removal treatments and has a great track record.
You will be able to see the results for yourself on screen. For best results, we recommend applying olive oil to your ear before your appointment. Earol Olive Oil Spray is an effective option.
Do not attempt to remove the ear wax yourself as this can be dangerous. The smallest thing that you should put in your ear canal is your elbow.
The cost of ear wax removal is £50 for one ear and £70 for both ears.
(If there is no wax the consultation fee will apply £ 30)
We have performed thousands of successful treatments and have received positive reviews from our patients. However, in the event that we find a condition requiring further attention during the removal, we may need to refer you to your GP or schedule a follow-up appointment.
Unfortunately, we do not treat infected or painful ears. If you experience any ringing or throbbing in the ear, dizziness, or ear pain, we advise you to see your GP.
Symptoms of earwax
IImpaired hearing (not always)
Obstruction in the ear canal
Plugged or full sensation in the ear
Whistling hearing aids
If you experience ringing or throbbing in the ear, dizziness or ear pain, please see your GP.
Preparation for Ear Wax Removal
Apply olive oil to the ear before your appointment (Earol Olive Oil Spray is recommended).
Do not try to remove the wax yourself.
Allow 45 minutes for the treatment of both ears.
Confirm with a healthcare professional that you have ear wax before your appointment.
During the procedure, you will be asked to sign a form confirming that you have provided all relevant information and have been given a full explanation of the procedure and the risks.
Terms & Conditions
Complications due to ear wax removal and or impression taking are uncommon; however possible complications, side-effects and risks inherent in the procedure include, but are not limited to: Incomplete removal of ear wax requiring a return, minor bleeding, discomfort, dizziness, ringing in the ears, perforation of the ear drum and hearing loss.
Failure to provide an accurate account of your medical history and / or not disclose to the clinician anything which may have a bearing on the procedure, may increase the risk complications. Patients need to remain still during the procedure, as sudden movement may significantly increase the risk of injury.
Better Hearing Clinic and all employees follow best practice and cannot be held responsible for complications arising from treatment, as risks inherent in the procedure cannot always be foreseen.