Ear wax removal Baker Street
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How can I book an ear wax removal appointment in Baker Street?
You are 6 minutes away from instant ear relief. You can easily take bus 113 from Marble Arch and stop at Orchard Street/Selfridges. We are then only a 4 minutes walk from Orchard Street/Selfridges.
See the map on how to get to us by bus or just walk 8 mins to our clinic
What is the Purpose of Earwax?
Earwax, also known as cerumen, is a natural substance produced by the glands in the ear canal. Its primary function is to protect the ear from dust, debris, and foreign objects. The waxy substance acts as a barrier, trapping these particles and preventing them from reaching the eardrum.
Earwax also has antimicrobial properties that help to prevent infections in the ear. Additionally, it helps to keep the skin in the ear canal moisturized, preventing it from becoming dry and itchy.
When ear wax accumulates and becomes impacted, it can cause discomfort and hearing problems. It is important to seek the help of a healthcare professional if you are experiencing symptoms of excessive earwax buildup.
What causes earwax blockages?
Earwax blockages occur when the wax produced in the ear canal accumulates and becomes impacted, leading to a buildup of the waxy substance in the ear. This can cause a variety of symptoms, including pain, ringing in the ears, hearing loss, and an unpleasant feeling of fullness in the ear.
There are several factors that can contribute to earwax blockages, including:
- Narrow or bendy ear canals: People with narrow or curved ear canals are more prone to earwax blockages.
- Use of hearing aids or earplugs: These can push earwax further into the ear, leading to blockages.
- Age: As we age, the production of earwax increases and can become harder, leading to blockages, etc.
If you are experiencing symptoms of a blockage, it is important to seek the help of a healthcare professional.
Microsuction is the preferred method of earwax removal in our clinic. This is because microsuction is considered a safer and more effective method of removing earwax. In microsuction, a small suction device is used to gently remove earwax, whereas ear syringing involves flushing the ear with water, which can be messy and cause discomfort. Additionally, ear syringing can sometimes push the earwax further into the ear canal, making it more difficult to remove.
If you are experiencing symptoms of a blockage, it is important to seek the help of a healthcare professional for an ear microsuction near Baker Street.
Ear candling in Baker Street
At our clinic, we do not offer ear candling as a method of earwax removal, but rather microsuction. This is because microsuction is considered a more effective and safer option for removing earwax. Ear candling, also known as ear coning, involves the use of a lit candle that is inserted into the ear canal. The heat from the candle is supposed to create a vacuum that removes earwax. However, there is no scientific evidence to support the effectiveness of ear candling, and the procedure can be dangerous as it can cause burns, blockages, and injury to the ear canal.
How much is ear wax removal in Baker street?
We charge £85 for one or both ears.
Where can I book an ear wax removal Baker Street appointment?
We’re just a stone throw away.
Get quick and effortless ear relief by making the 6-minute journey from Baker Street to our clinic at 126 Wigmore St.
Can you recommend an ear wax microsuction clinic in Baker Street?
Yes, however, you may need to make a quick trip out of Baker Street to our Wigmore St clinic. We have checked and it’s only a 6-minute journey. And if you’d like an even more convenient option, we can offer you an ear wax removal home visit.
What is ear microsuction?
Ear microsuction can be likened to an ear vacuum. It is essentially the process of cleaning out your ear wax safely with a suction machine whilst using a microscope as the primary viewing equipment. The suction machine is used at calibrated pressure levels to remove ear wax safely from your ears. “Micro” refers to the microscope used to look into your ears during this procedure, while “suction” refers to the machine used to draw out the ear wax, hence “microsuction”.
Endoscopic wax removal is a more advanced option for looking into your ears during ear cleaning as it provides a real-time view of your ears. We always offer our customers endoscopic wax removal as a first option because it is the most advanced technique. Most of our clients enjoy seeing the video recording of the ear cleaning process. We use our CE-marked endoscope called VerifEYEd View.
What is the best way to remove ear wax?
Various techniques can be used for professional ear cleaning. The best technique depends on the nature of ear wax to be removed.
Our preferred method at Verified Hearing is endoscopic wax removal using a suction machine because this is the most advanced technique. However, in some cases, we would need to use a sterilised instrument, such as a Jobson Horne or ear hook, to remove the ear wax gently. Patients sensitive to loud sounds or who suffer from tinnitus may find the sound of a suction machine unpleasant. So, we tend to avoid using it in such cases.
Although ear irrigation is becoming less and less popular, there are times when this is the most suitable technique for ear wax removal. In such cases, we do not hesitate to employ it, using only the safest irrigation machine.
Does Verified Hearing offer children’s ear wax removal services?
Yes. We have a senior paediatric audiologist who is part of our team. We can safely clear ear wax from your child’s ear(s).