Ear wax is a substance produced by the glands situated within the ear canal. It has the task of stopping small dust particles and bacteria from reaching the eardrum which could possibly cause additional issues, including damage to the eardrum itself.
It is natural to have wax in the ear, in-fact we need some to keep the ears healthy, lubricating the skin and preventing dust and bacteria from entering. The amount of ear wax that is produced can vary a great deal from one person to another.
In most cases wax will leave the ear naturally, however, sometimes this doesn’t occur leading to a build-up of wax, which may lead to discomfort, pain and hearing loss.
In this instance, you will require some help to completely remove it.
How do I know I have a build up of ear wax?
Some symptoms associated with an ear wax build up include:
- A feeling of fullness in the ear
- The sensation that everything sounds ‘muffled’
- Mild tinnitus ( Ringing in the ear)
- Ear pain
Remember, you should never ignore these symptoms or attempt to remove ear wax yourself by pushing anything into your ear. The lining of the ear is extremely delicate and can be damaged very easily.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and feel that you may need professional help you should ask your GP or nurse practitioner to check your ears to confirm that this is required. We strongly advise this to ensure that there is no sign of infection in the ear.
Please then contact us to arrange an appointment. We run wax removal clinics weekly and can usually offer an appointment within a couple of weeks.
We are extremely busy at the moment so if you are unable to attend your appointment we politely request that you let us know as soon as possible so we can offer the appointment to someone else.
Ear irrigation is method of dry removal and low-pressure irrigation.
The procedure is carried out using an electronic ear irrigator where the pressure is easily controlled. This is safe and extremely effective in the removal of earwax.
Our audiologist will explain the process step by step when you arrive for your appointment and answer any questions or concerns you may have.
The cost is £85.00.