How can I book an ear wax removal appointment in Pimlico?
Say goodbye to ear discomfort in just 26 minutes! Take the bus 13 from Victoria station (Stop H) to Orchard Street/Selfridges then we are just a 2 minute walk away. Use the map for easy train directions.
Microsuction is a safe and effective method for removing ear wax build-up. It uses a small suction device to gently remove the wax from the ear canal, and is performed by a trained audiologist. Microsuction is a quick, painless, and non-invasive procedure that has a high success rate in removing even the most stubborn ear wax. The method requires no water, so there is minimal risk of damaging the delicate skin of the ear canal or pushing the wax further in. If you are struggling with ear wax build-up, Microsuction is an excellent option for restoring your hearing and relieving discomfort.
What is Ear wax?
Ear wax, also known as cerumen, is a natural substance produced by the glands in the ear canal. It serves to protect the ear from dust, dirt, and other foreign particles, as well as to keep the skin of the ear canal moisturized. Ear wax is typically yellow or brown in color and is formed from a mixture of dead skin cells, hair, and oil. While ear wax is generally harmless, an excess build-up can cause hearing difficulties, discomfort, and even pain. In such cases, professional ear wax removal may be necessary.
Symptoms of excess wax buildup
Excess ear wax build-up can cause a variety of symptoms, including hearing difficulties, discomfort, pain, ringing in the ear (tinnitus), and a feeling of fullness in the ear. Other symptoms may include dizziness, nausea, and vertigo. If left untreated, excessive ear wax can lead to temporary hearing loss, which can affect daily activities such as work and communication. It is important to seek professional ear wax removal if you experience any of these symptoms, as they can be signs of a more serious underlying issue.
Ear wax removal
Ear wax removal is the process of removing excessive or impacted ear wax from the ear canal. This can be done at home using over-the-counter products such as ear drops or ear irrigation kits, or it can be performed by a healthcare professional. Professional ear wax removal is typically done using one of two methods: ear syringing, where a warm water solution is used to soften the wax and flush it out of the ear canal, or microsuction, where a small suction device is used to gently remove the wax. Both methods are effective in removing ear wax, but microsuction is considered to be the safer and more efficient option, as it reduces the risk of injury to the ear and is less painful for the patient. Hence, we offer microsuction as our primary method of ear wax removal. Ear wax removal can relieve symptoms of hearing loss, discomfort, and pain associated with excessive ear wax build-up.
Ear syringing in Pimlico
Ear syringing is a traditional method of ear wax removal, where a warm water solution is used to soften the wax and flush it out of the ear canal. While ear syringing has been used for many years, it is not always the most effective or safest option for ear wax removal. The process can be uncomfortable and can sometimes cause injury to the ear or eardrum if not performed correctly. Additionally, ear syringing may not always remove all of the ear wax, leading to the need for repeat treatments.
Microsuction, on the other hand, is a safe and effective method for removing ear wax build-up. It uses a small suction device to gently remove the wax and is performed by a trained audiologist. Microsuction is fast, painless, and has a high success rate in removing even the most stubborn ear wax. This method is considered to be the best option for ear wax removal, as it is safe, efficient, and has a low risk of injury or discomfort.
How much is ear wax removal in Pimlico?
We charge £85 for one or both ears.
Where can I book an ear wax removal Pimlico appointment?
We’re just a stone throw away.
Get quick and effortless ear relief by making the 27-minute journey from Pimlico to our clinic at 126 Wigmore St.
Can you recommend an ear wax microsuction clinic in Pimlico?
Yes, however, you may need to make a quick trip out of Pimlico to our Wigmore St clinic. We have checked and it’s only a 27-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).