Ear Wax Removal & Microsuction Specialists

What is ear wax?

Ear wax, also known as cerumen, is produced in  the ear canals by glands. Wax acts as part of the ears natural defence system preventing infection due to antibacterial agents. Its moist sticky properties also catch dust, debris and foreign objects which enter the ear.

Ear wax consists of:

  1. Dust, debris & foreign objects
  2. Old skin cells
  3. Oily secretions from glands in the ear canal

When does wax need to be removed?

Small amounts of wax in the ear canals are normal and keep the ear healthy. Large build ups of wax can cause the ears to become blocked.

Common symptoms of excessive wax include; pain, feeling of fullness, itching, ringing and partial/complete hearing loss.

Ear wax should always be removed by a professional to avoid long term damage to the ear. Home attempts almost always have a negative effect by pushing wax further in the canal and making it more impacted – making it more difficult to remove.

Methods used to remove wax

Micro-Suction – This is a technique which use a sterile vacuum to gently break down and remove wax from your ear canal. Micro-Suction is better than other methods for the following reasons:

  1. Safer
  2. Faster
  3. No Mess

Manual Removal – Suitable for small amounts of wax near the entrance of the canal. Wax is removed using a Jobson Horne as seen below.

Ear wax removal consultations

We recommend Ear Wax Removal consultations to be carried out annually.

Camden Contact Lens Centre offers FREE Ear Wax Removal consultations 4 days a week; Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

All appointments are carried out by fully qualified Audiologists, who have carried out specialist training in Micro-Suction ear wax removal and are Members of the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists. All our Audiologists are also Registered Hearing Aid Dispensers with the Health & Care Professional Council.  

During a consultation we will carry out Video Otoscopy – A live video showing the inside of your ear before and after the Micro-Suction treatment.

What is the cost of the treatment?

Wax Removal for 1 Ear£40

Wax Removal for 2 Ears£60

How to book an appointment

You can book your appointment today by calling us on 0207 383 3838 or emailing us at info@camdenopticians.com