There is nothing more annoying than a blocked ear. Ear wax build-ups are a common problem across all age groups, causing hearing loss and discomfort to thousands of people every year. While it may not seem like a major problem, a blocked ear can become more serious if left untreated. Wax will harden over time, making it more difficult to remove, and sometimes causing long term hearing damage.
Can I remove ear wax at home?
Although there are ways to remove ear wax at home, doing so can be quite risky. Many people try to remove wax with a cotton bud or a scraper. This often does more harm than good as it can push the wax further into the ear. Using a bud or a scraper also means that you run the risk of damaging your eardrum.
When it comes to ear wax, it’s better to leave it to the professionals. This means visiting an ear wax removal clinic.
Are all ear wax removal clinics the same?
The short answer is no. Ear wax removal clinics vary greatly in both the services they offer and the quality of the treatment they provide. You should look for a clinic with experienced surgeons who specialise in ENT (Ear, nose and throat) treatments. If the clinic is performing specialised procedures such as ear microsuction, you should make sure that the surgeons have received the correct training. If you are unsure about a clinic, take a look at their online reviews and testimonials.
What are the best methods for ear wax removal?
A lot of clinics still favour syringing as a method of ear wax removal. However, this can be messy and unreliable. Microsuction ear wax removal is now considered to be the best treatment for blocked ears. It uses a tiny microscope to find wax and then removes it with a suction device. It is quick, painless and highly effective.
We’re here to help
At Ear Care Labs, we pride ourselves on offering the best ear wax removal and ear wax microsuction London-wide. All of our staff are experienced in ENT treatments and have undergone accredited microsuction training courses. With hundreds of positive reviews, we must be doing something right! We’re always happy to answer questions about our treatments or about ear wax removal costs. Get in touch today to book your appointment.