Earwax Removal

When Suffering from an excess of earwax or flaky skin in the ear, it can lead to a blocked feeling that is often painful, frustrating, and can even affect your sense of position or balance. Our ears naturally produce earwax but when you start having  problems, it’s very important to visit an expert.

Our advanced earwax removal services are only ever carried out by fully trained and accredited audiologists and ear care specialists. After a full consultation, we’ll remove the excess wax in your ear using the most appropriate method, for as little as £79. Microsuction is a procedure that is safe, pain-free, and quickly resolves your problem.

Don’t ignore the signs of an earwax build-up. Book a consultation at your closest Meadows & Wood Clinic today.

What is microsuction?

Microsuction is the preferred method of wax removal and must only be carried out by a qualified  expert in ear anatomy and treatment. In the right hands it is a pain-free and safe procedure that aims to remove excess ear wax and relieve symptoms of blockage. Before the appointment, oil based drops should be applied twice a day for a week.  We use a powerful microscope that will enable us to see the ear clearly and find any ear wax build-ups that are present.

Now we have to remove the wax. A gentle suction pump is gently applied to the wax  that allows us to safely and quickly extract it. Sometimes other equipment designed specifically for wax removal is used.

What is earwax & how can it become a problem?

Your ear canal makes earwax as a way of protecting your ear against a variety of irritants, including bacteria and water. Another important function of earwax is that it allows your ear to keep itself clean and lubricated. Most of the time, it’s fine and any excess falls out naturally.

Pain from an ear wax build-up often occurs when the wax becomes  hard or impacted. This can cause your ear canal to become sensitive, leading to discomfort. Another issue can be Tinnitus. By removing this wax the ear is able to return to health and comfort as quickly as possible.

When excessive earwax starts becoming a problem, it’s important that you speak to one of our expert Audiologists. They can conduct a full consultation and give you guidance on how to move forward. Often, this will take the form of a simple microsuction procedure.


Is ear microsuction painful?

In virtually all cases, microsuction is a quick and comfortable procedure. It’s recommended that you use drops for several days before your appointment, as this helps to soften the earwax. Your audiologist will give you more detailed advice on this.

Microsuction can be quite a loud procedure, especially if the wax present is quite hard. Remember to communicate with our practitioners and let them know if you experience any discomfort. They will always take it at your pace.

How regularly should I have microsuction?

There is no set rule for how often someone should have microsuction. It depends on your specific circumstances! Some of our patients have the treatment regularly, but others only require treatment every 1 or 2 years.

After you have your first microsuction treatment, we’ll send you yearly reminders, just in case you’re having any problems. Remember, though, that you can book a consultation at any time by giving us a call or using our booking form!

Are there any people who shouldn’t undergo microsuction?

Unfortunately, there are some people who are unable to undergo microsuction. Patients who have a presence of certain infections, or are currently suffering from a perforation of the eardrum should avoid microsuction as it can cause complications.

Patients who are taking any blood thinning medications should contact us to make us aware prior to attending a microsuction appointment.

We always advise children under the age of 16 to not undergo microsuction. If you’re worried about your child’s ears, bring them in for a consultation and we can suggest an alternative treatment for them.

Finally, if, following a consultation, we are concerned about the severity of your condition, we may refer you to an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) consultant. In extreme circumstances, their medical knowledge and experience will be better placed to treat you.

If you’re unsure about whether or not you should have microsuction, contact us for more information.

Don’t suffer in silence. Book a consultation today.