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Wax Removal

WY84196- p35Chalfont Hearing P3(arm)The most common hearing problems that people suffer with, tend to be as a result of wax blockages. In many cases wax will leave the ear naturally, however on occasion this process can be restricted and require manual removal.  It is natural to have wax in the ear, it is important because it has many protected properties. However, from time to time an over secreation of oil or dead skin in the ear can result in more viscous and troublesome wax.  As well as reduced hearing excessive wax can also result in Tinnitus. Having regular ear assessments is important and will highlight any ear wax build up.

There are a few different techniques for removal, ranging from syringing to suction. Typically there are long waiting lists for ear wax removal from your GP, some have even stopped doing wax removal altogether. Over the counter drops will soften the wax in your ear and for small blockages will help clear the ear. If there is a large amount of wax in your ear, olive oil and over the counter wax removal sprays (like Otex) will not clear the ear in most cases. Professional earwax removal should be arranged in these cases.

We are CEC certified by BSHAA to offer safe ear wax removal. We supply wax removal services using Microsuction from both our Chalfont and Henley-on-Thames sites rather than syringing typically, as this method is now obsolete. Appointments can be made within 48 hours in a majority of cases, and can even be made the same day. The cost for ear wax removal starts at £75. Emergency appointments are charged from £95.

In light of the latest lockdown restrictions in the UK we are changing the way will be providing hearing aid and ear wax removal services until further notice. Given the current infection rates locally we are limiting all face-to-face contact to by-appointment only.

There is a social responsibility for us all to stay at home unless it is absolutely necessary, until at very least the end of January. Please do not attend the clinic without an appointment or without contacting us prior to attending, emergency appointments will only be provided once we have triaged your need by phone.

Where we deem it an emergency, we will assign you a specific appointment time, any bookings will need to be paid for prior to attendance. Subsequently any cancellations are subject to our 72-hour cancellation policy.

Appointment times have been further lengthened in order to allow us time to complete our additional safety procedures. We have introduced the use of fogging equipment between appointments in order to disinfect all surfaces and air completely, to ensure the maximum safety for our patients and staff. Emergency wax removal appointments are therefore subject to a temporary price increase to take into account the additional safety measures required due to the aerosol generating nature of microsuction equipment.