Ear Wax Removal

Earwax is produced in order to keep the ears clean and free of germs. It usually passes out of the ears harmlessly, but sometimes it can build up and block the ears. If this happens you’re going to visit an ear wax clinic for an ear wax removal procedure.

Earwax can build up if you have a narrow or a hairy ear canal. It may also build up if it has been pushed down the ear canal by implements such as cotton buds, hearing aids and hair clips. If water gets into the ear for example during swimming, this may cause the wax to expand giving a feeling that the ears are blocked.

The build up of wax can cause deafness, problems with hearing aids and can be uncomfortable. Some people with tinnitus feel that their tinnitus is increased when there is a lot of wax.

When you visit our ear wax clinic our audiologist can perform an ear wax removal procedure but first they will assess the amount of wax in the ears and proceed to remove the wax if required.

The procedure involves inserting a small nozzle into the ear that then sucks out the wax. This procedure is known as micro suction and is performed with the aid of an operating microscope and a finely calibrated suction device, without the introduction of any materials or liquids.

Micro suction is very well tolerated by the majority of people, giving fast results hence it is much more effective than the traditional wax removal methods. It is also safe, as the physician can see the structures inside your ear. After treatment the benefits you may experience would be: clearer hearing, lessening of tinnitus, less blocked feeling and less pain.

Ear Wax Removal Costs

If you feel that this could benefit you then please do not hesitate to contact us. The price for micro suction is £45 for one ear and £65 for both. If you are unsure whether you require any ear wax removal, then we offer a free hearing test with the audiologist.

Our Audiologist has over 10 years’ experience in the private sector and is registered with the HPC and BSHAA (British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists) and can perform a free hearing test.


Please Note:

These appointments cannot be booked online and are available at Hitchin clinic only. For Luton appointments please visit the natural hearing premises directly.

Online booking is unfortunately not available at the moment but will be coming shortly. In the meantime please call the Hitchin clinic on: 01462 420077 or email: . Thank you.