Ear Wax Removal Birmingham

Safe, Comfortable, Instant Microsuction Earwax Removal in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham

Whilst ear wax is produced naturally in order to protect some parts of your ear, a build up can be painful, affect your hearing and may become infected causing more long-term issues.

Award winning Audiologist Steven Hale Hearing uses only the most up to date, painless techniques to quickly remove ear wax and restore your hearing and well being.

This examination will reveal the extent of your ear wax build up and help to determine the best method to remove it, this could be Microsuction, Irrigation (Syringing) or Dry Removal using specialised tools & in some cases we will use a mixture of these techniques to get your ears cleared in one sitting

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    The loss of hearing in my left ear was remedied immediately by the removal of compacted earwax using Microsuction, the procedure was swift and expertly conducted.

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    During your earwax consultation, you will be offered the chance to see the condition of your ear canal via the latest with high-definition video otoscopy.

    Before and after photos of your ear canal will be emailed to you following the earwax removal appointment.

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    Before & After photos of Ear Wax Removal

    We have invested in the best tools available to remove your ear wax safely, using a Medical Grade ENT Microscope giving us 25 X Magnification, so we can see what we are doing all the way through the procedure.

    The price for an earwax assessment and removal is £110. If you are fortunate enough to not have wax, then we only charge £40 for the appointment.

    All pictures will be emailed.

    As Qualified Audiologists we will discuss and investigate why your ears are feeling blocked, which could be due to an underlying problem.

    Ear Wax Removal Birmingham - Removing your earwax safely

    Ear Wax Removal in Birmingham

    Steven Hale Hearing have over 150 5-star Google reviews with many happy and returning customers.

    “Excellent and highly professional service from Steven to remove wax painlessly from my ears. Very thorough in his examination and treatment. Would highly recommend.”

    Paul Steiner

    “Great Experience, See promptly, Covid secure surroundings.
    A no rush appointment, Steven was friendly and informative. Great Communication before during and after the appointment
    Whilst my procedure was performed Steven kept me updated on what was happening. I felt very relaxed. Would highly recommend any one to book an appointment with Steven.”

    Mark Wilkins

    “What a brilliant experience. The customer service was fantastic from the go. I’d emailed at night, expecting a reply the next morning, 10 minutes later, I had a reply and a next day appointment. Steve’s friendly, professional, easy going and made me feel very comfortable throughout. He explained everything that was happening in the process and answered any questions. Could not recommend enough and of course, I can hear again 👌Thanks a lot.”

    Chris Meakin

    Following your examination, Steven Hale will determine the most effective procedure to clear your earwax.

    The options are:

    1. Microsuction earwax removal which is the most safe and comfortable form of earwax removal available. No fuss, no mess, no ear drops clogging your ears up further for days before, just instant relief from your earwax problem.
    2. Irrigation (Syringing), where a soft pulse of water is passed into the ear to loosen and flush the wax away, is also available.
    3. Dry Removal Tools, for some persistent wax, we need specialised tools to help remove the wax.

    We will use the most appropriate method or methods of ear wax removal, based on your ears and ear/medical history, rest assured you are in safe hands with us!

    For hearing aid users, wax removal is extremely important as blocked ears and hearing aids simply don’t mix! Having to put oil in for a week or so before the wax is removed leaves you blocked up even further, unable to use your hearing aid(s) so you are left in total isolation and suffering until it is removed.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Earwax is completely natural and a buildup or blockage is easily removed, but I often see patients who are misinformed about what earwax is and how to remove it safely. Therefore, I’ve put together the below article with five common questions I get asked about earwax removal, advice on how to remove earwax in a safe way and some facts that aim to debunk the old wives’ tales and earwax myths that I hear every day.

    What is earwax?

    Earwax is part of your body’s natural defence system. It’s not actually “wax”, but a sticky substance that acts as a lubricant and prevents water, dust, small particles and insects from getting into the ear. Earwax also contains antimicrobial peptides that prevent bacteria and fungi from invading the ear canal and causing infection. Basically, earwax is healthy and good for you.

    Contrary to what you may think, earwax is not “dirty” and does not need to be cleaned out of your ears regularly at home. The ear is self-cleaning; the glands in the ear continuously make new earwax and push the old earwax out to the ear opening, which falls out naturally when you bathe, sleep or move your jaw.

    What causes earwax to build up?

    All people are different and therefore all ears are different. Some people simply produce more earwax than others because of their lifestyle, work environment, hearing aid use, hearing protection, or even genetics.

    A buildup of earwax or blockage can occur because you have hairy or narrow ear canals, your age (wax gets harder and more difficult to fall out as you get older), or wax that has been pushed further into the ear due to hearing aids, ear plugs or home cleaning,

    Should you use cotton buds to clean your ears?

    Never. Inserting objects like cotton buds into the ear can actually push the wax further in, damage the ear drum, and cause earwax impaction. Impaction occurs when an excessive buildup of earwax blocks the ear canal, which can cause uncomfortable symptoms such as pain, itching, ringing in the ear (tinnitus), hearing loss, discharge and odour.

    Inserting objects into the ear only irritates them and can actually lead to the production of more earwax. Remember that the smallest bones in the human body sit right behind our ears and could be broken easily by using a cotton bud.

    Does ear candling really work?

    There’s no evidence to suggest that ear candles get rid of earwax. This alternative therapy involves lighting a hollow candle and placing the unlit end in the ear canal. Practitioners allege that candling drains earwax and toxins from the ear, but there is no evidence that this is effective. In fact, it can burn the ear canal, cause infection and even hearing loss.

    How do you safely remove ear wax?

    If you are experiencing discomfort or any of the symptoms of impaction, as cited above, then consult your GP or a local private audiologist, who can remove the earwax for you in a safe and painless way. If your ear is badly blocked and you can’t hear anything, you should seek medical attention right away as you might get an infection if it isn’t cleared quickly.

    There are two methods of ear wax removal:

    Irrigation: This is where a soft pulse of water is passed into the ear to loosen and flush the wax away

    Microsuction: A gentle suction is used to remove wax and debris from the ear canal.

    Steven Hale Hearing is fully qualified to perform both irrigation and microsuction. Microsuction Ear Wax Removal is the most safe and comfortable form of earwax removal available. No fuss, no mess, no ear drops clogging your ears up further for days before, just instant relief from your earwax problem. If you are searching for Ear Wax Removal Birmingham call today and book an appointment.

    Where do you provide ear wax removal?

    With a number of local centres, we provide ear wax removal birmingham, sutton coldfield, lichfield and generally around the midlands area as we are centrally located.

    For more information about safe, comfortable, instant earwax removal contact us with any questions you may have.