How can I book an ear wax removal appointment in South Kensington?
Discover immediate ear relief just 26 minutes away! A quick walk to the Gloucester Road train station and a journey on the Piccadilly line towards Cockfoster to Green Park, then transfer to the Jubilee line towards Wembley Park and stop at Bond Street station. You are now just a 6 minute walk from us. Check out the map to guide you to us by train.
Microsuction is a method of ear wax removal that uses a specialized suction device and a microscope to safely and effectively remove ear wax from the ear canal. The procedure is performed by experienced audiologists or ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialists, and typically takes only a few minutes to complete.
During the microsuction procedure, the practitioner uses a microscope to visualize the ear canal and the ear wax and then uses a delicate suction device to gently remove the ear wax. Microsuction is considered to be the best method of ear wax removal because it is quick, gentle, and typically results in little to no discomfort.
In addition to its safety and effectiveness, microsuction is also preferred by many patients because it does not require the use of any water or other liquids, which can be messy and uncomfortable.
What is Ear wax?
Ear wax, also known as cerumen, is a naturally occurring substance that is produced in the ear canal. It acts as a protective barrier, trapping dust and debris and preventing it from entering the inner ear. Ear wax is composed of oils, dead skin cells, and other substances that help to keep the ear canal moisturized and prevent infection.
Normally, ear wax moves naturally from the ear canal to the opening of the ear, where it falls out. However, sometimes ear wax can build up and cause blockages, leading to symptoms such as decreased hearing, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), and discomfort or pain in the ear. In these cases, it may be necessary to seek medical attention and have the ear wax removed.
Symptoms of ear wax build-up
Ear wax build-up can cause a variety of symptoms, including decreased hearing or muffled sounds, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), itching or discomfort in the ear canal, pain or pressure in the ear, and dizziness or vertigo. If left untreated, ear wax build-up can lead to complications such as hearing loss or infections. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is recommended to seek medical attention and have the ear wax removed.
Ear candling, also known as ear coning or thermal-auricular therapy, is an alternative method of ear wax removal that involves the use of a long, tapered candle. The candle is placed in the ear and lit, creating a gentle suction that is said to remove ear wax and other impurities. However, there is little scientific evidence to support the effectiveness of ear candling, and the procedure can be dangerous, as it has been known to cause burns, perforations of the eardrum, and other injuries. For these reasons, it is generally not recommended as a method of ear wax removal.
Microsuction, on the other hand, is a safe and highly effective method of ear wax removal that involves the use of a specialized suction device and a microscope.
Ear syringing in South Kensington
Ear syringing is a method of ear wax removal that involves the use of a syringe filled with warm water to flush the ear canal. The syringe is carefully aimed into the ear canal, and the water is gently squirted in, causing the ear wax to soften and become dislodged.
While ear syringing has been used for many years as a method of ear wax removal, it can be messy and uncomfortable, and can also be dangerous if not performed properly, as it can push the ear wax further into the ear canal or cause damage to the eardrum. Additionally, ear syringing does not always effectively remove all of the ear wax, and multiple treatments may be necessary. For these reasons, microsuction is generally considered to be the best method of ear wax removal.
How much is ear wax removal in South Kensington?
We charge £85 for one or both ears.
Where can I book an ear wax removal South Kensington appointment?
We’re just a stone throw away.
Get quick and effortless ear relief by making the 26 minutes journey from South Kensington to our Verified Hearing clinic at 126 Wigmore St.
Can you recommend an ear wax microsuction clinic in South Kensington?
Yes, however, you may need to make a quick trip out of South Kensington to our Wigmore St clinic. We have checked and it’s only a 26 minutes 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).