Ear wax removal Brixton
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Book your ear wax removal in Brixton now and experience crystal clear sound.
How can I book an ear wax removal appointment in Brixton?
Relieve your ear discomfort in just 24 minutes! Simply take the Victoria line from Seven Sisters to Green Park, transfer to the Jubilee line at Stanmore station, and alight at Bond Street station. Our clinic is just a 6-minute walk from Bond Street station, making it easy and convenient for you to access.
Microsuction ear wax removal in Brixton
Microsuction ear wax removal is a safe and effective method for removing excessive or impacted earwax. During the procedure, our trained and qualified professional, typically an audiologist or an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctor, uses a gentle suction device combined with specialized equipment and techniques to carefully and precisely remove earwax from the ear canal. This method is preferred over other techniques like ear irrigation or ear syringing because it is less invasive and less likely to cause damage to the delicate structures of the ear. Microsuction is quick, painless, and provides relief from symptoms associated with earwax buildup. It is a highly recommended solution for anyone experiencing hearing difficulties or discomfort due to excessive earwax accumulation.
What is Ear wax?
Earwax, or cerumen, is a waxy substance produced by glands in the ear canal. It acts as a natural barrier, trapping dust and debris and protecting the delicate structures of the inner ear. The ear naturally moves the wax towards the opening of the ear where it eventually dries up and falls out. However, in some cases, excess earwax can build up and cause blockage, leading to hearing difficulties, discomfort, ringing in the ears, and a feeling of fullness in the ear. It’s important to address excessive earwax buildup to avoid any potential hearing problems. This can be done through professional removal methods like microsuction.
Symptoms of excess wax buildup
Excessive earwax buildup can lead to various symptoms, including impaired hearing, discomfort, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), and a feeling of fullness in the ear. In severe cases, earwax accumulation can even cause pain and infection. These symptoms can be caused by a blockage in the ear canal, which prevents sound from properly reaching the eardrum. If left untreated, excessive earwax buildup can lead to more serious hearing problems, so it’s important to address it promptly. Common signs that you may have a buildup of earwax include muffled hearing, ear pain, itching, ringing in the ears, and discharge from the ear.
Ear candling, also known as conching, is a method of earwax removal that involves lighting one end of a hollow candle and inserting the other end into the ear. The idea behind this technique is that the heat from the candle will create a vacuum that will pull the earwax out. However, this method is not recommended as it can be dangerous and ineffective. There is no scientific evidence to support the claims made about ear candling and it can even cause damage to the ear canal or eardrum.
The heat from the candle can also cause burns to the face and hair.
Instead of trying ear candling, it’s best to book an appointment for microsuction ear wax removal.
Ear syringing in Brixton
Ear syringing is a method of earwax removal that involves flushing water into the ear canal to loosen and remove the earwax. This method is not recommended as it can be dangerous and ineffective. Flushing water into the ear canal can cause damage to the delicate structures of the ear and increase the risk of infection. Additionally, ear syringing can push the earwax further into the ear canal, making the blockage even worse.
If you’re experiencing symptoms of earwax buildup, it’s best to book an appointment for microsuction ear wax removal.
How much is ear wax removal in Brixton?
We charge £85 for one or both ears.
Where can I book an ear wax removal Brixton appointment?
We’re just a stone throw away.
Enjoy fast and easy ear relief by traveling from Brixton to our clinic at 126 Wigmore St in just 24 minutes.
Can you recommend an ear wax microsuction clinic in Brixton?
Yes, however, you may need to make a quick trip out of Brixton to our Wigmore St clinic. We have checked and it’s only a 24-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).