Microsuction ear wax removal is the safest method for clean, quick and effective treatment.
Dedicated children’s service, providing gentle, safe and effective ear cleaning for your child.
It is possible for us to treat just one ear or both ears
This will be charged if there is no wax present following an ear examination but will include an ear health check or treatment for the condition causing symptoms.
Appointments are available outside of usual office hours at these times:
Appointments are available to book with a qualified Audiologist in Caterham. Pricing depends on whether the appointment is an office hours service (10:00-18:00) or an out-of-hours service (18:30-20:00, weekdays and 16:30-18:30, weekends); the location of the appointment (in-clinic, remote or home visit)
Clinic Address: 35 High Street, Caterham, Surrey, CR3 5UE, United Kingdom.
Please give plenty of notice to cancel or reschedule your appointment as a missed appointment fee will be charged at 50% of the appointment price.
Are you facing issues with earwax buildup affecting your hearing or causing discomfort? At YourEars, we provide safe and effective ear wax removal through the advanced technique of microsuction. Our experienced Audiologists are dedicated to delivering top-quality care and ensuring your satisfaction.
Understanding Ear Wax Buildup
Ear wax, also known as cerumen, is a natural accumulation of dead skin cells, hair, dust, and foreign materials in the ear canal. While flakes or crusts of earwax typically fall out on their own, sometimes they can become stuck, leading to symptoms such as dulled hearing, earaches, or vertigo.
Why Choose Microsuction? Microsuction is the preferred method of ear wax removal for individuals who have:
Rest assured that your ear wax removal treatment will be performed exclusively by our team of experienced Audiologists, ensuring you receive the highest level of care.
The frequency of microsuction varies from person to person. Some individuals develop excessive ear wax, leading to blockage as frequently as every 6 months. Microsuction can be performed as often as necessary, as it does not interfere with the structures of the middle ear. For patients with hearing aids, it is recommended to clear the ear canal every 6 months if there is a tendency for wax buildup that can impair the function of the hearing aid.
To facilitate the process and soften any hard wax, we recommend using olive oil spray for five days before the procedure.
Microsuction ear cleaning is the safest and the most effective procedure for examination and treatment of the ear when performed by experienced and well-trained clinicians.
In most cases, microsuction in both ears takes approximately 15-20 minutes. It is crucial to remain still during the procedure, as the ear canal is small and in close proximity to the eardrum. Even small movements can affect the focus of the ear canal image and extend the appointment duration.
Microsuction ear cleaning is highly recommended for patients who have undergone ear surgery, such as mastoidectomy, eardrum repair, grommet insertion, or stapedectomy.
Certainly! Microsuction ear cleaning is the safest method for cleaning ears with perforated eardrums. Patients with perforated eardrums should avoid irrigation with water or syringing.
Microsuction is highly effective, and in most cases, earwax blockages are fully removed from both ears within a 30-minute appointment. However, severe cases of blockage may require a second appointment if the wax is deep or impacted. We provide a free second appointment if necessary. While it is rare to require a third appointment, we will discuss alternative referral options suitable for your needs if that becomes necessary.
We are dedicated to providing you with professional ear wax removal through microsuction. Contact us now to schedule an appointment and experience the benefits of clear and healthy ears.