Specialists in Microsuction for Earwax Removal

Ear wax removal in Oxford

Professional & friendly ear wax removal in Oxford

Don’t allow earwax to hinder your hearing and detract from your daily enjoyment. Sensitive Hearing is dedicated to offering you specialised earwax removal services, placing your safety, comfort, and overall satisfaction at the forefront. Our team of experienced audiologists utilises cutting-edge techniques like Tympa, to gently and effectively eliminate earwax build-up. Whether you’re experiencing mild discomfort or significant hearing impairment, we tailor our approach to meet your individual needs. Rediscover the joy of clear and unobstructed hearing with Sensitive Hearing’s professional care.

Micro suction earwax removal in Oxford

Recognising the integral role of hearing health in overall well-being, we acknowledge the impact that earwax build-up can have on your auditory experience and daily comfort. Unaddressed, it can pose considerable challenges to your hearing capabilities. That’s why we offer our specialised micro suction wax removal service, designed to alleviate discomfort and restore clarity to your hearing. Whether you prefer the convenience of in-home service or the reassurance of our clinic in Chipping Norton, we accommodate your needs with flexibility and professionalism. Utilising advanced equipment and a compassionate approach, our expert team ensures a thorough and gentle removal process, surpassing your expectations for optimal results and improved hearing wellness. Trust us to prioritise your auditory health and well-being every step of the way.

Effective earwax removal costs £70 for both ears in our clinic or £85 for a domiciliary visit to your home. *T&C apply

Benefits of Micro suction

There are many benefits to using the micro suction technique for earwax removal. These include:

  1. Gentle and Non-Invasive: Micro suction offers a gentle and non-invasive method of removing earwax, making it suitable for individuals with sensitive ears or those who have had negative experiences with other wax removal techniques.
  2. Precise and Effective: With the use of a fine suction probe, micro suction allows for precise removal of earwax without causing damage to the ear canal or eardrum, ensuring effective results.
  3. Immediate Improvement: Unlike some other methods that may require softening agents or multiple sessions, micro suction often provides immediate improvement in hearing clarity and comfort right after the procedure.
  4. Suitable for All Ages: Micro suction is safe and suitable for people of all ages, including children and older adults, making it a versatile option for earwax removal across different demographics.
  5. Reduced Risk of Infection: Since micro suction does not involve the use of water or liquid irrigation, there is a reduced risk of introducing bacteria into the ear canal, minimising the chance of infection or other complications.


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Hearing Aids: Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ear Wax?

Ear wax, also known as cerumen, is a natural substance produced by glands in the ear canal. It is composed of a mixture of secretions from these glands, including sebum, sweat, dead skin cells and ceruminous glands secretions. These components combine to form ear wax, which plays a crucial role in protecting the ear canal from infection, dryness, and foreign objects.

What are the signs and symptoms of ear wax build up?

Signs and symptoms of ear wax build-up, also known as cerumen impaction, may include earache, reduced hearing, ear fullness or pressure, tinnitus, itching or discharge and Dizziness or vertigo (other symptoms may occur). If you experience any of these symptoms, it's essential to consult a healthcare professional or an audiologist for proper evaluation and treatment. Attempting to remove ear wax at home using cotton swabs or other objects can potentially push the wax deeper into the ear canal and cause further complications.

Is micro suction for ear wax painful?

Micro suction for ear wax removal is generally considered to be a painless procedure. The process involves using a small, handheld suction device to gently remove ear wax from the ear canal. Unlike some other methods of ear wax removal, such as ear syringing or irrigation, micro suction does not involve the use of water or pressure, which can sometimes cause discomfort or dizziness. However, some individuals may experience minor discomfort or pressure during the procedure, particularly if the ear wax build-up is significant or if there is underlying ear canal inflammation or infection. Additionally, the sensation of the suction itself may feel unusual to some people, but it is typically well tolerated. Overall, most people find micro suction to be a comfortable and effective method of ear wax removal, with minimal to no pain. If you have concerns about discomfort during the procedure, it's essential to communicate with your healthcare provider or audiologist, who can adjust the technique or provide additional measures to ensure your comfort throughout the process.

Assessment and Procedure?

Our audiologist or practitioner will thoroughly examine your ear canal using a specialised microscope or video otoscope to determine the extent of wax build-up and the condition of your ear. They will then use a handheld suction device with a fine, sterile tip to gently draw out the softened earwax. This controlled vacuum extraction method ensures the removal process is comfortable and safe, without risking damage to delicate ear structures. Any debris or wax particles extracted are carefully collected and hygienically disposed of.

What aftercare is required?

Aftercare following micro suction for ear wax removal typically involves avoid inserting objects into the ears (cotton buds etc), keep the ears dry (no swimming and care in the shower), follow any additional instructions provided by the audiologists, monitor for any unusual symptoms (changes in hearing, discomfort or other unusual symptoms) and schedule regular check-ups. By following the aftercare guidelines provided by our experts and staying in communication with your healthcare provider, you can help ensure a smooth and successful recovery after micro suction ear wax removal.

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