How can I book an ear wax removal appointment in Twickenham?
Ease your ear discomfort in just 44 minutes! Hop on the South Western Railway towards London Waterloo from Twickenham station to Waterloo Station, switch to the Jubilee line towards Stanmore at Waterloo station and alight at Bond Street station. Our Verified Hearing clinic is a mere 6-minute walk from Bond Street, making it a breeze for you to reach us.
What is ear microsuction?
Ear microsuction is a medical procedure used to remove ear wax or other foreign matter from the ear canal. It involves using a special suction device, called a microsuction machine, to gently remove the ear wax. This procedure is performed by an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist or audiologist and is considered the most effective and safe method of ear wax removal. It is a quick and painless procedure and does not require the use of any instruments, such as ear syringes, that may cause damage to the delicate tissues of the ear canal. Microsuction is particularly useful for removing impacted ear wax or for individuals with certain medical conditions that make traditional ear wax removal methods inappropriate.
What is Ear wax?
Ear wax, also known as cerumen, is a natural substance produced by the glands in the ear canal. It helps to keep the ears moisturized and protected from foreign particles, such as dust and debris. Normal amounts of ear wax are usually harmless and will naturally migrate out of the ear canal. However, excessive or impacted ear wax can cause symptoms such as pain, hearing loss, ringing in the ear, or dizziness. In these cases, ear wax removal may be necessary.
Symptoms of ear wax build-up
The symptoms of ear wax build-up can vary from person to person, but some common symptoms include:
- Decreased hearing: If ear wax accumulates in the ear canal, it can partially or completely block the passage of sound, leading to decreased hearing.
- Pain or discomfort: Impacted ear wax can cause pressure and discomfort in the ear.
- Tinnitus: Ringing, buzzing, or other sounds in the ear can be a symptom of ear wax buildup.
- Dizziness: The pressure caused by ear wax buildup can cause dizziness or vertigo.
- Itching: Excessive ear wax production can lead to itching in the ear canal.
If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to consult an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist or audiologist for a proper evaluation and appropriate treatment.
Ear candling, also known as ear coning, is a traditional alternative therapy for removing earwax. This method involves the use of a narrow, cone-shaped candle made of wax, cotton, or other materials that is inserted into the ear canal. The candle is then lit and allowed to burn for several minutes, creating a suction that is believed to draw out the earwax. Despite its popularity, ear candling has not been scientifically proven to be effective for removing earwax, and it is generally not recommended by healthcare professionals. In fact, ear candling can be dangerous and can cause serious damage to the ear canal, including perforation of the eardrum, burns, and injury to the inner ear. For these reasons, it is best to avoid ear candling and seek professional medical treatment for earwax buildup.
Ear syringing in Twickenham
Ear syringing is a method for removing earwax that involves flushing the ear canal with a warm, water-based solution. The solution is squirted into the ear canal using a syringe, which helps to loosen and remove the impacted earwax. Ear syringing can be performed by a healthcare professional or in some cases, by the patient at home. This method is generally considered safe but may be uncomfortable and can cause pain if the earwax is particularly impacted. It is also important to note that improper use of the syringe or using water that is too hot can lead to damage to the ear canal or inner ear. For these reasons, many healthcare professionals now prefer to use microsuction earwax removal as a safer and more effective method for removing earwax.
How much is ear wax removal in Twickenham?
We charge £85 for one or both ears.
Where can I book an ear wax removal Twickenham appointment?
We’re just a stone throw away.
Get quick and effortless ear relief by making the 44 minutes journey from Twickenham to our Verified Hearing clinic at 126 Wigmore St.
Can you recommend an ear wax microsuction clinic in Twickenham?
Yes, however, you may need to make a quick trip out of Twickenham to our Wigmore St clinic. We have checked and it’s only a 44 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).