Looking after your ears and keeping them clean is essential to maintaining your health and well-being. However, your inner ears are very delicate. Using cotton buds to clean the ear canal can push ear wax deeper, resulting in hearing loss or other ear-related problems. Instead of trying to clean your ears and remove wax yourself, it’s incredibly important to book an appointment with an audiologist. 

At The Hearing Hub, we are ear cleaning specialists and we provide a safe, effective and affordable solution for removing ear wax. Our audiologists at our local Guildford clinic are fully trained and accredited at removing ear wax, and we can tailor your appointment to your needs. When you contact us for ear wax removal in Godalming, we can use several different methods of ear wax removal to help you ensure optimal ear health. 

Microsuction Ear Wax Removal 

Microsuction is the gold standard method of ear wax removal. This method involves using a gentle suction device to remove excess wax and blockages from the ear canal. Unlike other methods, microsuction is very precise and minimally invasive. It is considered one of the safest methods to maintain good ear health without the risk of damaging the ear canal or eardrum.

It’s a great option for anyone who has sensitive ears or has a history of ear problems. Microsuction is also a very quick method for ear wax removal and appointment typically takes between 10 and 30 minutes. Patients often experience immediate relief from symptoms like hearing loss, ear discomfort and tinnitus that’s caused by a build up of ear wax too. 

Ear Syringing 

Ear syringing, also known as ear irrigation, is a common method used to remove excess ear wax and other debris from the ear canal. This method involves flushing water into the ear using specialised equipment. The water gently dislodges the build up of ear wax, which is then drained out along with any other trapped debris.

Generally, ear syringing is a quick and straightforward process. This is a tried and tested method that has been used for years by audiologists. Depending on the consistency of the wax, microsuction might not be able to remove the blockage and ear syringing will be used instead. Although it’s a traditional method, ear syringing can still be incredibly effective. 

Ear Instrumentation 

Ear instrumentation is crucial for more than just ear wax removal. This method refers to using probes or forceps to safely remove any objects that are trapped in the ear close to the entrance of the ear canal. To ensure there are no problems during ear instrumentation, it should only be completed by a specialist audiologist. 

This method is often used to remove debris that has lodged in the ear canal and can’t be removed any other way. Ear instrumentation can also be used when both microsuction and ear syringing have been unsuccessful when trying to remove stubborn ear wax. The highest-quality equipment is used during this method to ensure that the procedure is gentle, precise and safe. 

Speak to an Expert About Ear Wax Removal in Godalming

Now that you know more about the different methods of ear wax removal, you can book an appointment in confidence knowing that audiologists will tailor your appointment to your needs and the consistency of your ear wax. If you have any questions about ear wax removal, our experts at The Hearing Hub will happily answer these for you. You can call our Guildford clinic on 0330 111 9992 for some more information about our ear wax appointments. 

Here at The Hearing Hub, we keep our prices very competitive to provide our patients with the relief they need from wax build up. We charge £75 for both ears and if following an initial examination no ear wax is found, we only charge £25 for the consultation. We have years of experience assisting patients with a variety of blockages and you can have peace of mind knowing that our services are safe, effective and reliable. 

Call us today on 0330 111 9992 or book your appointment for ear wax removal at our Guildford clinic today.