Ear Hygiene and Wax Removal
The production of wax is a completely natural occurrence. However, if left to accumulate over time, wax can become impacted and obstruct your ear canal which can affect your hearing.
There is no proven way to prevent wax build up and we strongly advise against using ear buds or inserting any objects in your ear canal. However, regular and ongoing professional maintenance of your ear canals is always recommended whether or not you experience hearing loss and especially if you are prone to repeated wax impaction or wear hearing aids. Watch this useful video on why you should never put cotton buds in your ears.
If you currently use hearing instruments‘ wax accumulation can interfere with the overall quality of sound and reduce your perceived benefit. Regular and ongoing maintenance of your ear canals is always advised especially if you use hearing devices.
We remove wax by using a safe procedure called Micro Suction.
What is Micro Suction?
Micro-suction is a safe, comfortable and pain free technique that involves the use of a binocular microscope or loupes providing a clear and magnified view of the ear canal. This allows us to use fine low pressure suction that safely removes any wax obstruction.
Micro-suction is carried out onsite at Cubex Audiology at our New Cavendish Street premises.
We currently offer appointments Mon-Fri between 10am and 5pm and allow 30 minutes. Due to the short duration of the appointment, we recommend arriving 10 minutes earlier to settle in. You are welcome to enjoy a cup of tea in the sitting room whilst filling out the dreaded but very necessary medical history form.
We operate a 24 hour cancellation policy. If you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, we ask that you give us 24 hours’ notice so you can avoid the £60.00 cancellation fee.
Wax removal for one or both ears: £85.00