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Improved Hearing with Ear Wax Removal

FAQs: Ear Wax Removal

1. What is earwax?

The glands in the ear canal naturally produce ear wax, or cerumen, as it is known scientifically. It is a waxy, yellowish, or brownish material that serves several important functions in the ear, such as protection, lubrication, and cleaning.

2. Why do I need ear wax removal?


Earwax removal may be necessary for various reasons to maintain optimal ear health and address certain symptoms, such as tinnitus or dizziness. Ear wax removal can improve overall hearing and reduce the risk of infection.

3. What is microsuction ear wax removal?

When carried out at our London ear wax removal clinic, microsuction is a safe and effective method of cleaning excess wax and debris from the ear canal using a specialised suction device. It offers a gentle and quick way to clear blocked ears without the use of water or messy ear drops.

4. Where can I find a professional ear wax cleaning service in Mayfair, London?

Our microsuction ear wax removal service is located in Mayfair, London, near Oxford Street. We are conveniently situated just minutes away from Bond Street station, making it easily accessible for clients in the area.

5. Why should I choose microsuction for ear wax removal?

Microsuction is considered one of the safest and most effective methods for removing ear wax. Our ear wax removal specialists will carefully remove wax buildup with high-powered suction tools without inflicting any discomfort or potential ear damage.

6. How long does a microsuction ear wax removal appointment take?

Typically, a microsuction ear wax removal appointment takes around 15 minutes. However, the exact duration may vary depending on the amount and condition of the wax in your ear.

7. Is microsuction for ear wax removal suitable for everyone?


Microsuction ear wax removal is suitable for most individuals, including children and adults. However, it may not be recommended for individuals who have a perforated eardrum, certain ear infections, or those who have recently undergone ear surgery. It is advisable to consult with our trained professionals to determine if microsuction is suitable for you.

8. Is microsuction for ear wax removal painful?

Microsuction is generally a painless procedure. Some individuals may experience mild discomfort or a noise similar to that of a vacuum cleaner due to the suction pressure. However, overall, the procedure is well-tolerated and provides immediate relief from blocked ears.

9. How often should I have my ears cleaned using microsuction?

The frequency of ear cleaning can vary from person to person. It is best to consult with our professionals, who will assess your ear health and recommend an appropriate schedule for ear wax removal based on your individual needs.

10. What if microsuction ear wax removal isn't an option?

If microsuction isn't an option, then irrigation may serve as an alternative to syringing. However, ear wax is not always the cause of hearing loss; other issues like age or infection can also be the cause. It is advisable to consult an ENT doctor for a thorough hearing test.

11. How often can you have ear wax removed or have microsuction?

There is no limit to how often you may need microsuction ear wax removal. Time frames can vary from once a year to once every 3–6 months for those who require it. However, it is not advised to have irrigation more often than every 3 months, as it may cause irritation of the ear canal.

12. What is irrigation ear wax removal?
Irrigation ear wax removal, also known as ear irrigation or ear syringing (though syringing is an outdated term and method), is a procedure used to remove excess earwax and debris from the ear canal using a gentle stream of water. It involves the use of a specialised irrigation device or syringe containing lukewarm water, which is directed into the ear canal to dislodge and flush out the accumulated wax.

13. Does irrigation ear wax removal hurt?

No, irrigation earwax removal is not painful; however, you may experience some discomfort. Irrigation is noisy and is generally no longer practised or recommended.

14. How much does microsuction cost?

At our London ear wax removal clinic, ear wax removal costs £65; however, if no wax is removed, you will be charged a £35 consultation fee. Home visits cost £85, regardless of whether earwax is found, in order to cover travel costs. You can explore prices on our booking page here

15. How long does microsuction take?

Microsuction takes around 15 minutes; however, it may take longer depending on the severity of the wax buildup.

16. Are there any side effects to microsuction?

Microsuction is a safe procedure with little chance of side effects or complications when carried out by one of our qualified professionals. In very rare circumstances, patients may experience dizziness, ear trauma, noise damage, or ear trauma.

17. What should I do to prepare for my appointment?

We advise using olive oil drops for three days prior to your appointment in order to soften the impacted wax. You may also choose to use Earol spray; however, we do not recommend Otex drops.

18. Can I book an appointment for microsuction ear wax removal?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment for microsuction ear wax removal by contacting our clinic. We have friendly staff available to assist you and find a suitable time for your visit.

19. Are the microsuction ear wax removal specialists at your clinic qualified?

Yes, all our microsuction ear wax removal specialists are highly trained professionals with extensive experience in the field. They adhere to strict safety protocols and use state-of-the-art equipment to ensure your comfort and safety during the procedure.

20. How can I contact your microsuction ear wax removal clinic?

To book an appointment or inquire further, please contact us via phone at 01293 731038 or email us at Our clinic staff will be happy to assist you with any questions or appointment scheduling.

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