Why Choose Sheinman
We are committed to providing you with the same high standard of care for your ears that our patients expect from us for their eyes.
We will talk you through the ear wax removal procedure and answer any questions you may have to help you feel comfortable and keep the appointment easy and stress-free.
All of our audiology services are available to anyone over the age of 18. If you’re concerned about the hearing of someone under the age of 18, the NHS provides specialised audiology services for children.
Visit our ‘frequently asked questions’ section for some more useful information about ear wax removal.
To book an appointment please click below, or call us on 01604 62 61 61 or visit the practice and our dedicated, friendly team will be delighted to help you.
State of the art microsuction
Our audiology clinic has been designed and purpose-built with the highest levels of ear care in mind.
Using a premium clinical microscope and suction equipment we are able to provide safe and effective ear wax removal in a relaxed and comfortable environment.
Your appointment will be with our qualified and experienced Audiologist who is fully certified in microsuction wax removal and clinical ear care.
EAR WAX REMOVAL FAQ’s
WHEN SHOULD I HAVE EAR WAX REMOVAL?
A blocked ear can occur at any time, so having your ears checked regularly to assess their health and identify any build-up of ear wax or other concerns is good practice.
It is important that any sudden change of hearing in one or both ears is taken seriously. This could be due to something as simple as a blockage with ear wax, however in some cases urgent assessment and treatment may be required.
Please feel free to contact us if you need any ear and hearing care advice from our Audiologist.
HOW MUCH DOES EAR WAX REMOVAL COST?
The fee for ear wax removal is £70.00 for one or two ears.
Should the Audiologist find no problematic wax in your ears, we can offer a hearing assessment instead. The fee for a hearing assessment is FREE.
DO I NEED TO APPLY OIL OR DROPS BEFORE THE APPOINTMENT?
Yes, olive oil drops can help soften the wax and make the removal of ear wax more comfortable. Microsuction is commonly regarded as the safest and most effective technique for removing ear wax.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE EAR WAX REMOVAL APPOINTMENT?
At the beginning of the appointment your Audiologist will complete a short medical history with you relating to ear and hearing health.
We then inspect each ear using a video otoscope and display this on screen for you to view. This allows your Audiologist to assess your ear wax and select the best removal technique.
Ear wax can be removed using either microsuction or manual instrumentation. Microsuction is our standard procedure, however on some occasions a combination of techniques is required.
Your Audiologist will explain each procedure and ensure you are comfortable along the way.
At the end of the appointment we will inspect your ears again using the video otoscope to ensure they are clear and provide any ongoing ear and hearing health advice as needed.
Your Audiologist will also be very happy to answer any questions you may have.
HOW LONG DOES EAR WAX REMOVAL TAKE?
Your ear wax removal appointment can last up to 30 minutes, although it may take less time depending on the amount of ear wax and the procedures required.
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