Ear wax removal Shepherd's Bush
Discover the soothing relief of clear, wax-free ears. Book your ear wax removal appointment today from Shepherd’s Bush and hear the difference.
What is Earwax?
Cerumen, also known as ear wax, is a yellowish, waxy substance that is produced in the ear canal. It is made up of a mixture of skin cells, hair, and secretions from glands in the ear canal. Ear wax acts as a natural moisturizer for the ear canal, trapping dust, dirt, and other particles to protect the ear from damage. It also helps to prevent infections by trapping bacteria and fungi that may enter the ear.
Earwax build-up refers to the accumulation of cerumen, a waxy substance produced by the glands in the ear canal. Excess earwax can cause a blockage that can affect hearing and cause pain, itching, and ringing in the ears. It is generally considered a harmless condition, but if symptoms persist, it may need to be removed by a healthcare professional.
Signs of an impacted Ear wax
Earwax build-up can cause the following symptoms:
- Decreased hearing in one or both ears.
- Earache or pain in the affected ear.
- Ringing or buzzing in the ear (tinnitus).
- Itching in the ear canal.
- Dizziness or vertigo.
- Fullness or pressure in the ear.
- Discharge from the ear.
E-microsuction is a technique used to remove earwax (ceruminous impaction) from the ear canal. It is a gentle and safe method that uses a low-pressure suction device to remove earwax without the need for water or instruments that could potentially damage the ear. The procedure is performed using a endoscope to visualize the ear canal and the earwax, ensuring maximum precision and safety. E-microsuction is an effective alternative to traditional ear irrigation and is widely used by audiology and ENT professionals.
Ear syringing Shepherd's Bush
Ear syringing, a procedure where a fluid or water is used to flush out earwax, is not commonly offered by healthcare providers due to the risk of complications. This procedure can cause damage to the ear canal or eardrum, leading to infections, hearing loss, and pain. Additionally, there is evidence that suggests that ear syringing is not effective in removing all of the earwax and can even push it further into the ear canal. Instead, it is recommended to use earwax softening drops and then have a professional remove your ear wax using the microsuction technique.
How much is ear wax removal in Shepherd’s Bush
We charge £85 for one or both ears.
How can I book an ear wax removal appointment in Shepherd's Bush?
You are 22 minutes away from instant ear relief. Simply take a 7-minute walk to Shepherd’s Bush train station, get on the Central line towards Epping to Bond Street(10 minutes), and our location is just a 5-minute walk away. Check out the map for easy navigation.
Where can I book an ear wax removal Shepherd's Bush appointment?
We’re just a stone throw away.
Travel from Shepherd’s Bush to our 126 Wigmore St clinic to get instant Ear relief in 22 minutes.
Can you recommend an ear wax microsuction clinic in Shepherd's Bush?
Yes, however, you may need to make a quick trip out of Shepherd’s Bush to our Wigmore St clinic. We have checked and it’s only a 22-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).