Ear wax removal Kensington
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Microsuction ear wax removal
Microsuction ear wax removal is a safe and effective method for removing excessive or impacted earwax. The process involves using 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 methods such as ear irrigation or ear syringing, as it is less invasive and less likely to cause damage to the delicate structures of the ear. At Verified Hearing, microsuction ear wax removal is performed by a trained and qualified professional, typically an audiologist or an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctor. The procedure is quick, painless, and naturally relieves symptoms associated with earwax buildup.
What is ear wax?
Cerumen, also referred to as earwax, is a secretion produced by glands in the ear canal. This natural substance acts as a barrier, shielding the ear from dust, debris, and harmful bacteria. Despite its protective role, excessive buildup of earwax can result in blockage and impaction, leading to symptoms like impaired hearing, discomfort, ringing in the ears, and a sensation of fullness in the ear.
What causes excessive ear wax production?
Common causes of excess ear wax production include genetics, aging, use of hearing aids, ear canal blockages from foreign objects, and skin conditions such as eczema or dermatitis.
Symptoms of excess wax buildup
Excess earwax build-up can cause a range of symptoms that can affect hearing, comfort, and overall quality of life. Some of the common symptoms of earwax blockage include:
- Hearing loss: A blocked ear canal can lead to muffled or diminished hearing, making it difficult to hear people and sounds around you.
- Ear pain: Impacted earwax can cause discomfort, pain, or pressure in the ear.
- Tinnitus: A ringing, whistling, or buzzing in the ear can be a symptom of earwax accumulation.
- Dizziness: A feeling of unsteadiness or imbalance can be caused by earwax buildup.
- Fullness in the ear: A sensation of fullness or pressure in the ear can be a symptom of impacted earwax.
- Itching: An itchy ear canal can be a sign of excessive earwax production.
If you experience any of these symptoms, it is essential to see a healthcare professional for a proper evaluation and treatment.
Ear candling in Kensington
Ear candling is not a scientifically proven or safe method for removing earwax and has been discouraged by healthcare professionals. At our ear clinic, we prioritize evidence-based practices and the safety of our patients. As a result, we do not offer ear candling as a treatment option.
Ear syringing in Kensington
Ear syringing, also known as ear irrigation, is a procedure in which water or a saline solution is used to flush out earwax. While it was previously a common practice, ear syringing has fallen out of favour in recent years due to concerns about its safety and effectiveness. In addition, more effective and less invasive methods for removing earwax, such as microsuction are now available. At our ear clinic, we prioritize evidence-based practice and the safety of our patients. As a result, we do not offer ear syringing as a treatment option.
How can I book an ear wax removal appointment in Kensington?
Escape to instantaneous ear relief in just 25 minutes. Start by strolling to High Street Kensington(Stop B) bus station, then hop on the bus 23 from Westbourne Park to Marble Arch/Edgware Road. Our Verified Hearing Clinic in just 9 minutes of walking. Check out the map for additional guidance.
How much is ear wax removal in Kensington?
We charge £85 for one or both ears.
Where can I book an ear wax removal Kensington appointment?
We’re just a stone throw away.
Travel from Kensington to our 126 Wigmore St clinic to get instant Ear relief in 25 minutes.
Can you recommend an ear wax microsuction clinic Kensington?
Yes, however, you may need to make a quick trip out of Kensington to our Wigmore St clinic. We have checked and it’s only a 25-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).