Audiology

This treatment is only available in our Calne clinic.

Ear wax is only a problem when there is too much

Ear wax is not actually a bad thing, in fact it is a protection mechanism for the ear canal. The issue only occurs when there is too much. As the ear wax builds up, it blocks the canal causing some issues with hearing. If the ear wax becomes impacted against the ear drum, it can even be painful.

Typically, the first time many realise they have a problem is when they have a shower or get out of a swimming pool. Suddenly, they can’t hear out of one or both ears. This is because ear wax is like a sponge, it soaks up the water and expands within the ear canal, completely blocking it.

If you suffer from any of the following symptoms, it may be time to get help:

  • A feeling of fullness in the ear
  • The sensation of hearing everything muffled
  • Mild tinnitus
  • Sudden hearing loss after swimming or showering

Visit a professional at the Wellbeing Clinic. A professional from Imperial Wax Solutions will examine your ears to confirm that there is earwax present. They will then explain the procedure in detail so that you understand what will take place.

You will be asked a few questions about your ear health, perforations of the eardrum and any previous experience you have had with the procedure.

They will then advise which route is best for the removal of your wax.

Irrigation Ear Wax Removal

We offer a safe and gentle ear wax removal service by our professional clinical wax care specialists. We use a spray type ear wash machine, which is commonly used in the medical setting. The irrigation solution is carefully warmed to body temperature. Water is gently streamed into the ear to remove the wax.

Irrigation may need to be repeated a couple of times. When the wax has been removed we use a special mopping apparatus to dry out the ear canal.

Micro suction Ear Wax Removal

This straightforward process uses a fine tube connected to a suction machine and does not require water to remove the wax. The procedure is safe, comfortable and painless. We view your ear canal with the aid of a microscope which allows us to see exactly what we are doing at all times. This removal process is very thorough and is particularly suitable for smaller ear canals and for those who may have suffered problems with their ears such as ear drum perforation.

This process can take from 5 to 20 minutes depending on the amount and position of the wax. Once the earwax is removed we will again check the ear canal to make sure it is clear and healthy.

For more information, go to www.earwax.co.uk or book an appointment, please call 0800 4220 156.