Earwax Removal

A build-up of earwax can affect your hearing. A blocked ear can cause pain and leave you feeling frustrated. Earwax is naturally produced by your ear but once it starts causing problems, it’s time to speak to an expert.

Our audiologists are fully trained and accredited at providing earwax removal services. From as little as £79, we’ll provide a full consultation and carry out microsuction to remove excess wax. Microsuction is a safe, easy, and pain-free way of removing wax from your ear.

Don’t suffer in silence. Book a consultation today by calling your local DigiClear hearing care centre or use our online booking form.

What is microsuction?

Microsuction is a safe and pain-free way of removing excessive ear wax. A microscope is used to show a detailed view of your ear canal and any ear wax build-up present. To remove the wax, a gentle suction pump is used to safely and efficiently extract it.

Hard or impacted wax can often cause pain and other problems. The ear canal can often become sensitive when this kind of wax is present. Microsuction is very effective at removing this in a comfortable way, as it has no contact with the ear canal or eardrum.

Compared to other forms of ear wax removal, such as syringing, microsuction has a minimal risk of further complications.

What is earwax & how can it become a problem?

Earwax is made in the ear canal and is designed to protect your ear against bacteria, water, and other irritants. It also helps your ear canal self-clean and keeps it lubricated. It’s a totally natural product of your ear and, most of the time, you wouldn’t even notice it was there.

Unfortunately, it can build up, leading to excessive ear wax. Occasionally, this can lead to hearing loss, itchiness in the ear, dizziness, or pain. In extreme cases, it can even cause temporary tinnitus or ringing in the ears.

Therefore, it’s very important that, when it becomes a problem, you speak to one of our hearing care experts. They can put you at ease and give you guidance on how to remedy the situation.

FAQ

Does ear microsuction hurt?

In most cases, microsuction is a comfortable and quick procedure. The process can be a little noisy at times, though, and if the wax is particularly hard, there may be some discomfort. This is why we recommend using drops several days before your appointment. Regardless, our practitioners will always take it at your pace.

How often should I have microsuction?

This varies from person-to-person, so it’s entirely up to you. Some people have treatments quite regularly whereas others only require microsuction every few years. Regardless, we’ll send you annual reminds after your first treatment. If you need to see us sooner, you can always book a consultation by calling or through our booking form.

Is there anyone who shouldn’t have microsuction?

Most people can have microsuction, but there are exceptions. We advise children under the age of 16 to avoid microsuction. In extreme cases, we may decide that a referral to an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) consultant, with their medical knowledge and experience, is in your best interest. We also advise that anyone taking certain blood pressure medications, has a perforation of the eardrum, or has any presence of certain infections should avoid microsuction. If you’re unsure about whether you are included in any of these circumstances, feel free to get in touch with us.

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