Welcome to Pure Ear Wax Removal Specialists

We offer a completely mobile microsuction & ear irrigation service in the comfort of your own home covering Wiltshire, Hampshire, Somerset & Dorset. Our Specialists are highly trained & fully insured, we also work alongside some large companies in the ear industry as well as nursing homes & small hospitals

What is Microsuction?

Microsuction for ear wax removalMicrosuction is the process of removing wax from your ears by using a small suction tube and probe to gently remove any excess wax in the ear. Microsuction is Pure Ear Wax Removals preferred method of wax removal. All of our specialists undertake microsuction training through accredited training providers. Microsuction can also be carried out for children from the age of 5.

How does microsuction work?

Our trained wax removal specialist will first go through a list of medical questions with you. This is to understand whether there are any medical reasons why microsuction might not be right for you. The clinician will outline any risks to having the procedure performed before checking that you are happy to proceed.

The specialist will then have a look in your ears using an otoscope, which is a magnification tool with a light on it. This allows us to ensure the wax in your ears is soft enough to be removed using microsuction.

If the wax is soft, the clinician will gently insert the suction tube and probe into your ear to remove the wax.

Ear Irrigation

Ear irrigation is a technique of removing earwax that involves warm water pulsing through the ear canal to flush out the wax. Although it can be successful, it can have side effects and possible complications such as temporary dizziness, ear canal discomfort & tinnitus.

Ear irrigation is not suitable for those with a perforated eardrum.

Causes of Earwax Build-up

A build-up of earwax can happen if:

  • you have narrow or damaged ear canals
  • you have lots of hair in your ear canals
  • you have a skin condition affecting your scalp or around your ear
  • you have inflammation of your ear canal (otitis externa or “swimmer’s ear”) 

What to do After your Appointment

If you had been experiencing symptoms such as discomfort, tinnitus, muffled hearing or any other symptoms which have not resolved after earwax removal, you should see a GP to identify the cause of these symptoms. If any of these symptoms were caused by wax, you can expect them to stop immediately or within a few hours of wax removal. Please continue to care for your ears. Avoid using cotton buds or putting anything in your ears to scratch or try to remove wax. This can make the problem worse and cause damage to your ears. Using olive oil drops such as Earol can help the ear to self-clean. However, if there’s a chance you have a hole (perforation) in your ear drum, please don’t use over-the-counter products. Some people may require an earwax removal at regular intervals, such as once or twice a year.

If wax removal was unsuccessful or not advised

If complete earwax removal wasn’t possible today, you may have been advised to repeat a course of ear drops such as Earol, Otex or olive oil to help soften the wax. It’s essential that you carefully follow the instructions for using these in order for the wax to soften, increasing your chance of our earwax removal service being a success.

Pricing

  • Microsuction – £50
  • Ear Irrigation – £50
  • Pre- hearing test check – £20
  • Consultation fee (if no wax removal is needed, or ears have not been oiled sufficiently) £20
  • card & cash payments
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