We see patients aged 16 and above. Patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Is a wax removal technique using a head loupe, allowing depth perception and magnification. A very fine, sterile suction device is used to gently remove the ear wax. Microsuction is the method preferred by medical staff and patients alike for effective removal of ear wax.
Ear irrigation involves using a pressurised flow of warm water to remove the buildup of ear wax. An electronic ear irrigator is used, rather than a metal syringe (used in the past), to avoid damaging the ear.
Occasionally we may need to use other instruments to remove hard ear wax. The technique means that we can always see what we are doing and can avoid touching the skin of the sides of the ear canal.
The charge is payable upon a successful ear wax clearance. This is regardless of whether one, or both ears are treated. We do not charge for unsuccessful attempts to remove ear wax.
Video otoscopy is used throughout the procedure, and patients are welcome to view the progress of the wax removal on a large screen if they wish.
It is essential for the ear wax to be treated with olive oil drops (Earol or Cerumol) in the week leading up to the appointment. This is to ensure the procedure is as comfortable and safe as it can be, and to ensure complete wax clearance.
Home visits are available to patients who are housebound.
Please call us on 07762 819917 for further information.