Earwax is produced inside your ears to keep them clean and free of germs. It usually passes out of the ears harmlessly but some people are naturally prone to earwax building up in their ears and may need frequent treatment to remove it when it becomes a problem. A build-up of earwax in your ear can cause:
* earache and ear infections
* hearing loss
* tinnitus (hearing sounds from inside your body)
* itchiness in or around the ear
* vertigo (a spinning sensation)
Sussex Audiology uses two effective forms of ear wax removal. We offer both Microsuction and Irrigation (syringing). Microsuction is our preferred option as it is cleaner, quicker and more efficient. It is also said to be more comfortable than irrigation. In some cases we may use manual removal with a Jobson horn to compliment either Microsuction or irrigation.
"Ben and Elli did a amazing job with quickly fixing my blocked ears, which I had been struggling with for months. The service is excellent and super friendly. I would highly recommend." Aisha
"I have visited for earwax microsuction and a hearing test recently and had a really great experience. First rate service without the usual hard sell, so I will be making Sussex Audiology the only place I visit in future" Kanabo
Microsuction is our preferred option as it is cleaner, non invasive and significantly quicker than irrigation and most people find it more comfortable.
Our recommendation if you have ear wax is to put olive oil, or preferably sodium bicarbonate ear drops in to your ears 2 to 3 days prior to your appointment as this will aid removal.
Microsuction is the only solution for removing wax for people with known middle ear conditions or perforations.
The cost for Microsuction £60 for one ear or £90 for two.
If a domiciliary visit for Microsuction is required the cost will be £150.
Irrigation (syringing) is an option that we still have but is only used if someone requests it or if it is in a minority of cases, more suitable. Preparation is key to successful wax removal by irrigation and olive oil or sodium bicarbonate ear drops must be used 7-10 days prior to removal.
The cost of irrigation is £60 for one ear or £90 for two.
If you are aware of any middle ear conditions or have a known perforation irrigation is not suitable.
If a domiciliary visit for irrigation is required the cost will be £150.