Struggling with stubborn earwax?

Trust your local senior audiologist to remove any stubborn earwax safely and professionally, using microsuction. Microsuction is the ‘gold standard’ for the removal of stubborn earwax. At PinnaClear, the senior audiologist has several years experience in the NHS and private sectors so you are in safe hands.  The quickest and easiest way is to book your appointment online. We have same day and late appointments available and are insured to see adults and children. In some cases, we may also be able to arrange earwax removal at home. Prices start from £50. 

Microsuction earwax removal should only be performed by trained professionals. At PinnaClear, Hafiza has a number of years of clinical practice and is fully insured to see adults and children. 

Signs that you may have excessive earwax

Our bodies naturally produce earwax and dispels any excess earwax to the edge of the ear which can be wiped. However, sometimes the body produces more than we can manage ourselves and this is when a trained earwax removal specialist can help. Therefore, earwax management is usually only required when it is causing a problem. Signs of too much earwax includes:

If you are struggling with a blocked ear or reduced hearing due to earwax, it is best to get your ears examined by a trained audiologist straight away. If you are not sure and want to talk to an audiologist first, get in touch. Avoid putting anything like cotton buds inside your ears as this is likely to make things worse and cause impacted earwax. 

How do you remove earwax?

Microsuction earwax removal

Microsuction involves safely drawing out any earwax using a suction probe. The audiologist will use a magnifier to  look in the ears and gently vacuum excessive earwax out. 

Ear Syringing
Ear syringing involves using a pressurised water system to flush earwax out to the ear. Unlike microsuction, the procedure is performed ‘blind’ and is regarded less safe then microsuction. It is because of this we do not offer ear syringing.  
Read more about ear syringing here

What happens during earwax removal?

At PinnaClear we are trained and accredited to perform microsuction safely. Unlike most places earwax removal is performed by a senior audiologist and not a hearing aid dispenser or a hear care assistant. If you have any questions before attending you can get in touch and you can speak directly to the audiologist.

  • Ear examination

    Your audiologist will first examine your ears for earwax and check the overall health of your ears.

  • Medical History

    Your audiologist will complete a medical questionnaire with you. It is important that a medical history is obtained so that the audiologist can assess your suitability and advise you accurately on any risks that might come with performing the procedure.

  • Consent

    The audiologist will then explain the procedure to you in detail so that you understand what will happen. You will then be given a consent form to review.

  • Earwax Removal

    Once you have understood the procedure and granted consent the procedure will be performed. The audiologist will wear a set of loupes that will allow magnification and view of the ear during the procedure. A small vacuum will be used to gently draw the wax out of your ears.

  • Advice

    Once the procedure is complete, the audiologist will examine your ears and advise you on the next steps.

Schedule your audiology clinic appointment now

We offer same day and late appointments, if you can't come to us, it may be possible for us to come to you.

Based on 68 reviews
I would most certainly recommend Hafiza as an audiologist who will take whatever time is necessary to assess a hearing problem and then use the same approach to suggest a suitable aid , or other treatment if necessary, to improve the situation. In the last few months Hafiza has spent considerable time and effort to make sure I have the hearing aids which best suit my needs. In all aspects she has been professional, caring and patient, especially when instructing me in how to use the technology associated with modern hearing aids. Hafiza has definitely helped restore hearing confidence for me. Christine Seex
Derek Seex
Derek Seex
I was at PinnaClear to get earing aid for earing loss. I received very satisfactory tests and treatment.
Olumuyiwa Sobande
Olumuyiwa Sobande
Excellent service. Paid to have my ears syringed, but at 1st appointment, Discovered I had an ear infection. Pinnaclear contacted my doctors, and they prescribed antibiotics. Was given no further charge for subsequent appointments to syringe my ears.
James Vickers
James Vickers
I received excellent treatment from Hafiza. She fully explained the issue with my ears and the microsuction procedure, putting me at my ease. It was completely pain free, if rather noisy (like a hoover in your ear), this was explained in advance so no surprises. Booking an appointment online was very easy, you do pay in advance when booking this way, which wasn't a problem just something to be aware of. I would highly recommend this service, very professional.
Samantha Campling
Samantha Campling
Very professional, made a grim experience as easy as it good be. Only issue is getting through on the phone.
Sam Kendrick
Sam Kendrick
She is so friendly and professional
AliReza_ Rh97
AliReza_ Rh97
Very happy with the service at Pinnaclear. Hafiza was absolutely lovely and explained everything clearly before, during and after the treatment. Extremely pleased with the result and can now hear clearly again. Thank you
Tracy Carey
Tracy Carey
Very professional service, I had a lot of ear wax and also a funny sensation in one ear which Hafiza took the time to explain and show me what was going on. Professionally cleaned, my ears and I are very happy 🙂
Raneesha Manoharan
Raneesha Manoharan
Quality seevice, put at ease throughout. Everything explained clear and precise. Happy
colin cross
colin cross
Great service, well explained, well delivered, very pleased with outcome. I would recommend to anyone.
Lee Goulden
Lee Goulden
Earwax Removal Faqs

The Most Frequently Asked Questions about Earwax Removal

Microsuction earwax removal is the removal of stubborn earwax using a suction device. The procedure is performed by trained professionals and involves wearing some magnifiers to make it easier to view the wax and eardrum. 

Unlike syringing, softening earwax the same way isn’t necessary. However, it can mean the procedure is more comfortable, particularly if the wax is stuck against the ear canal. 

Ears will naturally withdraw any earwax. If you do not have any pre-existing medical ear conditions you can use a little bit of olive oil to help soften any earwax and clean your ears. If you have earwax that is causing your hearing aid to whistle or cauging you discomfort then it is best to get your ears cleaned professionally.

The current charges at PinnaClear are £50 to £70, depending on the location and whether it is one or both ears that need cleaning. Home visits vary depending on the distance needing to be travelled. 

As with any medical procedure, there are always risks involved. These risks  are minimised  by providing an accurate medical history and booking in with an experienced, fully trained professional. 

The main difference is the level of training and experience. Quite often, the staff at Specsavers are minimally trained as hearcare assistants or hearing aid dispensers and will usually work off a checklist. At PinnaClear, all services are offered by a senior audiologist with several years of NHS and private audiology work. 

Olive oil ear drops can help to soften any ear wax so that it can naturally work its way out. If there is too much earwax or the wax is hard and impacted against the ear drum, the olive oil will soften the wax and help with professional microsuction ear wax removal.

The skin inside our ears is very sensitive and cotton buds peel away at the protective layer in our ears. If there is wax it can become impacted as you push wax deeper against the ear drum. This can reduce your hearing and cause pressure inside your ears. 

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