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Remove Earwax Blockages Quickly and Easily with Microsuction or Irrigation in London, Kent and Essex

An earwax blockage can be bothersome and cause sounds to be muffled. Left unchecked, it can also cause ear infections and considerable pain and discomfort. Get your ears professionally cleaned at our earwax removal clinic.
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Whether your hearing isn’t what it used to be, the ringing in your ears is making life unbearable or you need microsuction to clear an annoying earwax blockage, book a hearing test with our audiology experts to get the right treatment for you.

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  2. Services
  3. Ear Wax Removal

Remove Earwax Blockages Quickly and Easily with Ear Microsuction or Irrigation in London, Kent and Essex

An earwax blockage can be bothersome and cause sounds to be muffled. Left unchecked, it can also cause ear infections and considerable pain and discomfort. Get your ears professionally cleaned at our earwax removal clinic.
Book Your Hearing Test and Consultation Today

Whether your hearing isn’t what it used to be, the ringing in your ears is making life unbearable or you need microsuction to clear an annoying earwax blockage, book a hearing test with our audiology experts to get the right treatment for you.

When Does Earwax Need to Be Removed?

Cerumen, more commonly known as earwax, is healthy in normal amounts. It may not look pretty, but that orange sticky substance is packed full of protective and antibacterial properties. By lubricating the ears, it stops them from feeling dry and itchy and forms a barrier between your ear and the outside world to trap dust and dirt from getting into the ear and causing damage.

Normally, earwax is constantly pushed out, but sometimes, it doesn’t, which results in a blockage.

This might be because you have a smaller ear canal or your ear slopes downwards, but in other cases, it’s caused by wearing earphones (especially the in-ear variety, which actually enters the ear) or cleaning your ears with cotton buds.

The most common symptom of an earwax blockage is a loss of sound in the affected ear. Sounds might be muffled, which can cause a sense of disorientation. You might also experience dizziness, earache, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), itching, odour and discharge, or even coughing.

If your partial hearing loss is due to a buildup of wax, fortunately, there’s an easy fix.

At Regain Hearing, we offer earwax microsuction and earwax irrigation (or syringing) to clean your ears. They both offer the same result — crystal-clear hearing and banished symptoms — but the process of each is slightly different.

Earwax Microsuction

Looking for a safe, pain-free and fast way to get rid of your earwax blockage? Our preferred technique for earwax removal is microsuction, which uses gentle suction to suck out the buildup of earwax in your ear (or ears).

Generally accepted as the most effective method of wax removal, it’s no-mess, no-fuss and syringe-free.  

When you choose earwax microsuction with Regain Hearing, you can either come to one of our ear clinics in London or Kent or we can come to you. With our home earwax removal service, one of our qualified and experienced practitioners will come to your home to professionally clean your ears.

Wherever you choose to have your earwax removal, we’ll provide a full consultation and hearing test along with a video otoscopic examination, where we’ll show you the inside of your ears before and after the treatment.

The best part about wax microsuction is that it takes just a few minutes per ear, which means you can make a cup of tea (or enjoy one in our clinics) and your ears will be completely clean and free of excess earwax before your cup has cooled down!

As new earwax is constantly created to keep your ears lubricated, you won’t have to worry about not having any in your ears to serve its natural function. However, we do recommend that all patients drop a bit of warm olive oil in each ear weekly to emulsify the new wax that forms to aid the natural self-cleansing function of your ear. With our free aftercare service, you’ll be offered a complimentary six-monthly checkup service, where we’ll perform another video otoscopy to show your ear canals on a screen.

Everyone’s ears are different and you may need earwax microsuction every six months or longer to keep your ears clean and healthy. With our follow-up consultation service, you’ll be able to find out exactly when.

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If you’ve recently been struggling to hear, earache has been giving you grief or you’ve noticed your hearing has gradually worsened over time, a hearing test can be the first step to better conversations and clear sound. Take your first step with the leading audiologists in London and Kent today.

Earwax Irrigation

While microsuction is our favoured method of earwax removal at our clinics, in some cases, irrigation — or syringing — may be effective. You’ve likely had this treatment in the past at your local GP, where water was flushed into your ear and sound suddenly came rushing back — you could have heard a pin drop.

Microsuction is equally as effective and considered safer, as a gentle suction method is used to pull out the wax, meaning no pressure is exerted on the ears. If you have an inflamed eardrum from an infection caused by wax buildup or your earwax blockage is causing you pain, in most cases, we will recommend microsuction.

Sometimes though, foreign objects can invade the ear and cause damage to the delicate ear canal. In these cases, removing the material as quickly as possible is paramount, so we might recommend syringing to quickly dislodge the material. If we think irrigation is a better option for you, we’ll explain why and get your full consent before moving ahead.

As with our microsuction service, we’ll conduct a full consultation and perform a video otoscopy beforehand to get the full picture of your ear health and offer free aftercare to keep track of your ear health and monitor any further wax buildup.

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