Ear wax removal Tooting

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Microsuction ear wax removal

Are you tired of dealing with the discomfort and frustration of an ear wax blockage?
Don’t wait any longer to get the relief you deserve. With ear microsuction, you can enjoy clear, comfortable hearing once again.
Are you curious about ear microsuction and if it could be the solution to your ear wax blockage problem? Contact a trained professional today to find out more and schedule your appointment.

What is ear wax?

Ear wax, also known as cerumen, is a yellowish, waxy substance produced by the ceruminous glands in the ear canal. It acts as a self-cleaning agent and protects the ear from dust, dirt, and other foreign particles that could potentially damage the eardrum.  Ear wax also helps to keep the ear canal moisturized. Although excessive build-up can cause discomfort and hearing loss, normal amounts of ear wax are healthy and beneficial for the ear.

What causes excessive ear wax production?

Excess ear wax production refers to the overproduction of cerumen, the yellowish waxy substance produced in the ear canal. This can lead to blockages in the ear canal and cause symptoms such as hearing loss, pain, ringing in the ear (tinnitus), and itching.
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 an ear wax build-up

Reasons for excess ear wax production

  • Genetics: Some people are predisposed to producing more ear wax than others.
  • Aging: As people get older, they tend to produce more ear wax.
  • Use of hearing aids: Wearing hearing aids can increase the amount of wax produced as they trap it in the ear canal.
  • Ear canal blockages: Foreign objects such as cotton swabs or earplugs can cause wax to build up.
  • Skin conditions: Certain skin conditions like eczema or dermatitis can increase ear wax production.

Ear candling in Tooting

It is not uncommon for ear clinics to not offer ear candling as a service. This is because ear candling is a controversial and unproven method for removing ear wax. In addition, ear candling can be dangerous and cause serious harm to the ear if not performed properly. For this reason, we choose not to offer ear candling as a method of ear wax removal. Instead, we use a safe and effective method such as Ear Microsuction.

Ear Syringing
Ear Syringing

Ear syringing Tooting

Ear syringing, also known as ear irrigation, is a method of removing ear wax using a water-based solution. In recent years, the use of ear syringes has declined due to concerns over its safety and efficacy.
One reason why some clinics do not offer ear syringing is that it can be dangerous if not performed correctly and
 can push ear wax further into the ear canal, making the problem worse.
Another reason is that there is a safer method available for removing ear wax, which is Microsuction by a healthcare professional.

How do I schedule a Tooting appointment for ear wax removal?

Relieve your ears in just 35 minutes. Start by walking to Tooting Broadway, then take a 10-minute Northern line train from High Barnet via Bank to Stockwell and continue from the Victoria line towards Walthamstow Central to Green Park. Catch the Jubilee line from Wembley Park to Bond Street. We are just a 6-minute walk from Bond Street station.

How much is ear wax removal in Tooting

We charge £85 for one or both ears.


Where can I book an ear wax removal Tooting appointment?

We’re just a stone throw away.
Travel from Tooting to our 126 Wigmore St clinic to get instant Ear relief in 37 minutes.

Can you recommend an ear wax microsuction clinic in Tooting?

Yes, however, you may need to make a quick trip out of Tooting to our Wigmore St clinic. We have checked and it’s only a 37-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).

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