The Hearing Hub – Benfleet
Ear Wax Removal Prices – £65 for Both Ears
If no earwax is found on examination, our minimum consultation appointment charge of £20 is applied (which covers examination and consultation fee).
Please note – we only see patients aged 12+. If the patient is less than 16, this must be booked over the phone.
Please call us on 0330 111 9994 if you have limited mobility
Or call on 0330 111 9994
The Hearing Hub
Cedar Hall Clinic
80 Hart Road, Benfleet
Essex, SS7 3PF
Located inside Cedar Hall Clinic. Parking available on Hart Road/Dark Lane
Safe. Effective. Reliable
At The Hearing Hub, we provide instant and effective ear wax removal treatment. Microsuction is the gold standard method of ear wax removal.
Unlike traditional ear syringing or irrigation, which uses water, microsuction uses gentle suction to remove ear wax. This is a safe, gentle and effective method of ear wax removal and, in the majority of cases, provides instant relief and immediately restores full hearing. Our Audiologists are trained in all methods of ear wax removal, microsuction, ear irrigation (commonly known as ear syringing) and instrumentation.
What to expect during your visit
At The Hearing Hub, our Audiologist will use a microscope to see a detailed view of your ear canal and examine the potential build-up of ear wax. Ear wax and debris are removed using a gentle device. Our appointments include an examination of your ears and removal of ear wax using microsuction, which typically lasts between 10-30 minutes. Depending on the consistency of the wax, we may need to revert to ear irrigation (commonly known as ear syringing) or instrumentation. In rare cases, a follow-up visit may be required to remove particularly stubborn ear wax.
Does it hurt?
In most cases, microsuction is quick and comfortable. It is performed slowly and should not cause any discomfort. It can be noisy at times, and if you have any concerns during the procedure, our nurse or audiologist will stop immediately. Our practitioners will always take it at your pace.
Why do we have earwax?
Ear wax is a completely natural product of your ear, and its function is to protect your ear against water, bacteria, dirt and other irritants. Ear wax is not a result of poor hygiene and is in fact created to play an important role in cleaning and protecting our ears. Ear wax naturally moves out of our ears, however for some, it can build up and lead to excessive ear wax.
How do I know if I have an earwax build-up?
A build-up of ear wax can lead to hearing loss, dizziness, itchiness in the ear and even tinnitus (ringing in the ears). Blocked ears can cause discomfort and leave you feeling frustrated.
How do you remove ear wax? Do you do ear syringing?
Our Audiologists are trained in all methods of ear wax removal (microsuction, ear irrigation (commonly known as ear syringing) and instrumentation). The Audiologist will initially use microsuction as it is the gold standard of ear wax removal. In some cases, depending on the consistency of the wax, we may need to revert to ear irrigation (commonly known as ear syringing) or instrumentation.
How often should I have microsuction?
This differs from person-to-person. Some people are naturally more prone to a build-up of ear wax in their ear canal and need more regular visits. Ear wax re-accumulates and many people like to have their ears cleaned on a regular basis, whether it be every 3, 6, 9 or 12 months. If you need to see us, you can always book an appointment by calling or using our booking system.
What is the best way to clean my ears?
The best way to keep ears clean is to use a warm washcloth to gently clean the outer ear up to the opening of the ear canal only. NEVER use cotton buds as this can damage your ears and push ear wax further back and exacerbate ear wax problems.
Do I need to use ear drops before my appointment?
Microsuction does not require lengthy softening, although we do recommend using some olive oil drops in your ears for at least 2 days prior to your appointment. This will make the treatment easier for you. Personally, we recommend Earol Olive Oil spray for general softening.
Are there any risks with microsuction?
Microsuction is the gold standard method of ear wax removal, recommended by ear nose and throat (ENT) specialists. As with any procedure related to the ear, there are always risks, although very uncommon. Risks include hearing loss, tinnitus, minor trauma to the ear canal or ear drum, perforation of the ear drum and infection.
How much does it cost?
Essex Ear Wax Prices
Ear wax removal carried out at one of our convenient locations in Essex (Brentwood, Chelmsford, Romford, Billericay, Benfleet, Harold Wood, Grays or Southend), we charge £65 for ear wax removal. You will be seen by one of our professional dedicated audiologists or nurses. If no wax is found we charge a £20 consultation fee – this will cover the cost of your examination, medical advice and a report to your GP if necessary.
We charge £80 for removal of a foreign body.