How much does ear wax removal cost: A comparison of the cost of different ear wax removal procedures

Microsuction ear wax removal at Verified Hearing

Written by Mr Awajimijana Otana

Awajimijana Otana is the Director of Audiology at Verified Hearing. He leads the team of audiologists who provide you the 5-star hearing service you experience each time you visit us. His professional body (The British Academy of Audiology) has recognised him with national awards for his exceptional contribution to the clinical practice and research within Audiology in the UK.

January 18, 2023

Ear wax, also known as cerumen, is a natural substance produced by the body to protect the ears from foreign materials and bacteria. While it serves an important function, too much ear wax can cause blockages and lead to hearing loss, pain, and even infection.

If you’re experiencing symptoms related to ear wax build-up, you may be considering ear wax removal. However, it’s important to know that the cost of this procedure can vary widely, with prices ranging from £55 to £200 depending on the location and level of expertise of the practitioner.

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Cost of ear wax removal based on procedure

There are several different types of ear wax removal procedures available in the UK, In the table below we compare these procedures based on the cost data gathered from a few ear wax removal websites:

Procedure Description

Cost

 

Ear syringing Flushes warm water solution through ear canal to remove wax £55 – £80
Manual ear wax removal Uses instruments to manually remove wax £65 – £80
Microsuction Uses gentle suction device to remove wax £80 – £180
Endoscopic suction Uses endoscope and suction device to remove wax £80 – £180

How much does ear syringing cost?

While ear syringing may be cheaper than some of the other options, it is generally not considered the preferred method of ear wax removal due to the risks it poses. These risks include:

  • Perforation of the eardrum (a hole in the eardrum)
  • Damage to the ear canal
  • Displacement of the wax further into the ear canal
  • Infection

Microsuction and endoscopic suction are considered the preferred methods of ear wax removal due to their safety and effectiveness and would generally cost you between £80 – £200 at reputable ear clinic. Both methods use gentle suction to remove the wax, minimizing the risk of damage to the ear canal. Additionally, endoscopic suction allows the practitioner to visualize the ear canal, which can be helpful in identifying any underlying issues.

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Conclusion

It’s important to note that ear wax removal should only be performed by a trained and qualified practitioner. If you’re experiencing symptoms related to ear wax buildup, it’s best to speak with an audiologist or ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist to determine the best course of treatment for you.

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