Micro suction, Ear Syringing & Ear Wax Removal Cheadle, Manchester
Micro-Suction & Irrigation / Syringing
Only £35 - One or Two ears
No Ear Wax - £25 charge for appointment time
Drop In Ear Checks - £5
Calls Answered - Monday to Friday 9-4.30pm
Clinic Opening Days - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
Ear wax, also known as cerumen, is a naturally occurring substance that helps protect the ear canal. Ear wax helps protect the ear canal by trapping dust, debris, and bacteria. However, when ear wax accumulates in large amounts, it can cause blockages, leading to discomfort, hearing loss, and other complications.
Maintain Clear Hearing: Regular ear cleaning helps to ensure clear hearing. Excessive ear wax can obstruct the ear canal, blocking sound waves and affecting your ability to hear properly. By removing excess wax, you can maintain optimal hearing function.
Reducing the Risk of Infections: Cleaning your ears can help reduce the risk of ear infections. When ear wax builds up and becomes impacted, it can create a moist environment that promotes the growth of bacteria and fungi. This increases the likelihood of developing infections, such as otitis externa (swimmer's ear) or middle ear infections.
Preventing Itching and Discomfort: Accumulated ear wax can cause itching and discomfort in the ear canal. Cleaning the ears helps alleviate these symptoms and provides relief from any irritation caused by wax buildup.
Promoting Overall Ear Health: Regular ear cleaning is part of a comprehensive approach to maintaining overall ear health. By keeping your ears clean, you contribute to the prevention of various ear conditions and ensure that your ears function optimally.
It's important to note that while cleaning your ears is beneficial, it should be done with caution. Inserting objects like cotton swabs or other small items into the ear canal can push the wax deeper, potentially causing injury or damage.
It is only recommended you seek professional assistance or use safe methods like micro suction or ear syringing to clean your ears effectively and safely - we are professionally qualified in both methods: micro suction and ear syringing.
Monum is a fully qualified Hearing Aid Audiologist & Ear Wax Removal Clinician
What Are the Symptoms of Ear Wax?
Ear wax build-up, also known as impacted ear wax, can lead to various symptoms. Here are some common signs that may indicate the presence of excessive ear wax:
Earache: A feeling of pain or discomfort in the ear, ranging from mild to severe, can occur when ear wax becomes impacted. The earache may be persistent or intermittent.
Decreased Hearing or Hearing Loss: Excessive ear wax can block the ear canal, leading to decreased hearing or temporary hearing loss. Sounds may seem muffled or distant.
Tinnitus: Tinnitus refers to the perception of ringing, buzzing, hissing, or other similar sounds in the ear without any external source. Impacted ear wax can sometimes contribute to the development or exacerbation of tinnitus.
Feeling of Fullness or Blockage: Individuals with excessive ear wax often describe a sensation of fullness or blockage in the affected ear. It may feel like something is blocking the ear canal.
Itching or Discomfort: Impacted ear wax can cause itching or discomfort in the ear canal. This may be accompanied by a sensation of pressure or irritation.
Dizziness or Vertigo: In some cases, impacted ear wax can affect the balance organs in the inner ear, leading to symptoms of dizziness or vertigo. This can result in a feeling of spinning or unsteadiness.
Coughing: Rarely, impacted ear wax can stimulate the branch of the vagus nerve that supplies the ear canal, leading to a persistent cough.
It's important to note that these symptoms can also be associated with other ear conditions, so a proper evaluation by our onsite audiologist is necessary to determine the cause. If you experience any of these symptoms or suspect ear wax build-up, it is recommended you drop in or book an appointment.
How do we remove Ear Wax at Hear Pure?
Micro Suction Ear Wax Removal
Micro suction is a gentle and effective technique used by medical professionals for removing ear wax. This method involves the use of a specialized instrument called a micro suction pump, which creates a gentle suction to extract the wax. Here are some key points regarding micro suction:
Procedure: During the micro suction procedure, the healthcare professional uses a thin, sterile suction tube or a low-pressure suction device to carefully remove the ear wax. The procedure is usually performed under direct visualization using an operating microscope or an otoscope.
Benefits: Micro suction offers several advantages. Firstly, it provides better control and precision, allowing for targeted removal of the wax without causing discomfort or injury. Additionally, it is suitable for individuals with a narrow ear canal, perforated eardrums, or those who have previously experienced complications with other methods. The process is typically quick, safe, and can be performed on people of all ages, including children and older adults.
Considerations: Although micro suction is generally safe, there are a few factors to consider. Individuals with certain medical conditions, such as an active ear infection, may not be suitable candidates for this method. It is important to discuss which option is best with our on-site Audiologist to determine if micro suction is the appropriate option for your specific situation.
Ear Irrigation / Ear Syringing
Ear syringing, also known as irrigation, is a technique commonly used to remove ear wax. This method involves the use of a syringe filled with warm water or saline solution to flush out the accumulated wax. Here are some key points regarding ear syringing:
Procedure: During the ear syringing procedure, a healthcare professional injects a gentle stream of water or saline into the ear canal using a specialized syringe. The liquid dislodges and flushes out the ear wax, which is then collected in a basin or receptacle. The procedure is often performed under direct visualization using an otoscope.
Benefits: Ear syringing is a widely accessible and relatively inexpensive method for ear wax removal. It is generally well-tolerated and provides satisfactory results for many individuals. It can be performed quickly in a medical setting and does not require specialized equipment.
Considerations: Despite its advantages, ear syringing is not without risks. The procedure should only be carried out by trained professionals to ensure proper technique and minimize the risk of injury. Ear syringing may not be suitable for individuals with a history of ear infections, ear drum perforations, or other ear-related issues. It is important to consult with a healthcare professional to evaluate the appropriateness of ear syringing for your specific situation.
Prior to your appointment
In some cases, it could take more than one attempt to remove your earwax build-up. Before your appointment, you should prepare by softening the ear wax, to make your treatment as comfortable and effective as possible.
If you have booked a micro suction appointment, we would recommend you use Earol or Pure Olive Oil, which are both available from the chemist and can be used to soften ear wax prior to treatment. If you wear hearing aids, avoid wearing them after you put olive oil in your ears, as you could damage your hearing aids (and this may not be covered by your warranty).
Please note, if you have used any drops in your ear containing hydrogen peroxide or bicarbonate of soda, then you might need to use our irrigation service rather than micro suction.
Always listen to your clinician
If you are looking for an earwax removal service in Cheadle then get in touch with Hear Pure. For best results and to ensure your appointment runs as smoothly as possible, you should always follow the information and advice given to you by our Earwax Specialist Clinician. This will also help to prevent any unnecessary additional appointments, which could incur extra charges.
WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY
terms & conditions - Please Read...
We do not see children under the age of 18 years.
Treatment is £35 for one or two ears
If there is no wax present, the appointment time must be paid for, and the fee will be reduced to £25
If you are experiencing pain or discharge in your ear, please visit your GP as we cannot see you - this could be an active infection
We cannot conduct ear wax removal if you are taking antibiotics for an ear infection or if you have an ear infection/discharge
Ear irrigation or syringing is not suitable if you have prior perforations
Please ensure you use oil for a minimum of 5 days as a follow up appointment is £35
We are not an NHS clinic, we are a private clinic and all appointments are to be paid for.
Hear Pure Cheadle
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