Ear Wax Removal
Ear wax is naturally produced by the glands in the first third of your ear canal, to lubricate and protect the skin in your ears. Sometimes it can build up in your ears which can be irksome and affect your hearing.
Why you should have ear wax removed professionally:
It is not advisable to clear ear wax by using cotton buds, as this often pushes it towards the eardrum and can be even more problematic; the lining of the ear is very delicate and can easily be damaged!
At The Nottingham Hearing Practice we offer simple and effective ear wax removal services. This is done using specialist equipment to gently remove wax from the ear canal. We remove wax using three different methods: manual removal, micro-suction and irrigation. Video imagery is used so you can see before and after. It is painless and usually takes under 20 minutes to do.
Micro suction fees: one ear £55, both ears £80 (fully trained and insured NHS, or HCPC staff). Out of hours extra charge £25. Home visits cost more (up to £150).
It is normally advisable to use olive oil prior to your visit.
Call us to discuss your ear examination…
Our staff are also able to attend to you in your own home or workplace. There is a slightly higher charge made, dependent on location. This could mean you’d be charged from £95 to £150 (dependent on mileage) for micro-suction to both ears.
Free 2nd appointment if advised
If it is not safe to remove excess ear wax on day 1, or if our clinician advises that the removal should be done over two sessions, then the second session is not chargeable.
We advise (in most cases) that this product is used to soften the wax for a few days before we visit. This is available from us or your local chemist.