Safe, Painless & Very Comfortable

What is Microsuction Ear Wax Removal & Is it Safe?

Microsuction is a procedure that uses a gentle suction to remove wax from the ear.

Using specialist equipment, our highly trained clinicians can see directly into the ear canal and use a sterile suction tip to gently remove the wax.

Microsuction is one of the safest and most comfortable methods to remove ear wax. It is a procedure that uses gentle suction to remove excessive or stubborn wax from the ears.

Microsuction is the newest gold standard method for wax removal where no water is used in the procedure reducing the risk of infections and damage to the eardrum.

Microsuction allows the clinician to clearly see the ear canal during the full procedure which creates a much faster than previous methods of wax removal

Eax Removal Cost

Ear Wax Removal & Microsuction Prices

Special Offer!

Adults 1 or 2 ears for £55 (normally £65)

If no wax is found, there will be a £30 charge for the consultation.

All appointments are carried out by fully qualified and registered healthcare professionals, who have carried out specialist training in child Microsuction ear wax removal.

Home Visits

Home ear wax removal appointments start from £165. Please contact us for further information.

Earwax Removal Appointment Process

What to Expect at Your Ear Wax Removal Consultation?

Step 1

Medical History. Your clinician will take your medical history and ask questions related to your ears.

Step 2

Pre Examination of the ears – We will examine your ears using specialist equipment and advise if there is any wax in the ears.

Step 3

Explanation – the microsuction procedure will be explained to you in detail.

Step 4

Procedure – ear wax removal will last between 5-10mins. If the wax in the ears is stubborn it may take slightly longer to remove. Microsuction is pain-free and the safest procedure to remove ear wax.

Step 5

Post Examination of the ears – Once we have successfully removed the ear wax, we will examine the ears again to check the health of your ear drums.

Step 6

Free Follow Up– If we cannot fully remove the ear wax in the first appointment, we will rebook you for a free follow up within four weeks of your original appointment.

Protect Your Hearing

What Happens If Ear Wax is Not Removed?

If you have excessive ear wax it will eventually cause a plug that can block the ear and may result in the following:

  • Sudden hearing loss
  • Pain in the ear
  • Itchiness
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus (a ringing or buzzing sound constantly heard in the ear)

A cough – this is actually an unknown symptom to a lot of people but the pressure on the nerve in the ear caused by the earwax can result in coughing.

If you have any of the above issues and you are unsure of the cause it is advised to get your ear checked out by a professional who will be able to take a look into your ears and if needed can safely and effectively remove any problems using a microsuction earwax removal procedure.

Medh was very helpful in explaining the process of ear wax removal. Hos was cheerful and very professional, and it really helped to enhance my experience of them. I've now told my dad about what they did to aid me and he is also wanting to give them a try. If your looking for professional services, then this is definitely a place you should look into!
Opinion about London Hearing Specialist from Kim From CSS
Kim From CSS
She was pleasant, effective and yet gentle and cautious. I felt for the most part safe in her hands. There will be a follow up appointment at Milton’s eye care in a few days. Otherwise excellent!!
Opinion about London Hearing Specialist from Virginia Holmes-Landry
Virginia Holmes-Landry
Was able to book an ear wax removal at quick notice. Excellent service. Would highly recommend. My hearing completely went and having this service has allowed me to hear again. Thank you so much
Opinion about London Hearing Specialist from Georgia Savill
Georgia Savill
I had an amazing experience. The team provided exceptional customer service and the Ear Specialist demonstrated expert knowledge and genuine care. They took the time to listen, understand my concerns, and explain my condition and treatment options clearly. Their use of advanced technology was impressive. I highly recommend this clinic for anyone in need of a knowledgeable and caring ear specialist.
Opinion about London Hearing Specialist from Mohammed Saleh
Mohammed Saleh
Never having had an ear wax removal procedure before this morning, I was a little apprehensive, but I lucked out for sure choosing this place. The professional giving treatment was friendly, informative, reassuring and highly skilled. The wax removal took just a few minutes and the results were fantastic.
Opinion about London Hearing Specialist from Andy Stewart
Andy Stewart
London Hearing Specialist
493 (Highly Recommended)

Ear Wax Removal FAQ's

  • Why does wax build up?
    Ear wax is a natural product made up in the ears. It consists of dust, old skin, and oil secretions from the gland. Its sticky nature helps protect the ear and prevent infections. Small amounts of wax in the ear are normal and expected.
  • If my ears are blocked, what symptoms will I experience?
    If your ears are blocked with ear wax you may feel pain, discomfort, hearing loss, dizziness or ringing in your ears. These can often be a sign that your ears are excessively blocked. We always recommend having this checked immediately so we can advise whether it is wax or whether it requires further investigation.
  • How do I know if it is ear wax that is causing the problem?
    If you have not had confirmation that there is definitely excessive ear wax buildup, we will examine the ears to confirm this. If there is ear wax build-up, we are able to remove this within the same appointment by microsuction. If there is no wax, we only charge £30 for the consultation. We will offer you a hearing test (£30) and a tympanometry test (£60) to further investigate the reasons for your discomfort.
  • Should I use olive oil drops before the appointment?
    Olive oil can be used a few days before your appointment to help soften the ear wax. It is not absolutely necessary and we can still remove ear wax from the majority of ears within the first appointment without the use of olive oil drops. If the wax is very stubborn and we are unable to remove it in the first appointment, we will rebook you for a free follow up within four weeks of your original appointment. Please do not use olive oil if you have a perforation in the ear drum.
  • How long does the appointment take?
    The microsuction procedure itself will take between 5-10 mins. Occasionally it may take longer if the wax is very stubborn. For children, the appointment times will take between 15-20 minutes.

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Hatfield, AL9 5AR