It can take a long time to get an appointment with a GP or practice nurse to have wax removed; indeed many GP practices no longer offer the service.
At All About Hearing, we have appointments available most days. Our specially trained Audiologists offer earwax removal in relaxed surroundings and follow stringent safety guidelines allowing plenty of time with all our patients to remove wax, in a safe and gentle way.
There are three recognised methods of earwax removal and the most appropriate will be selected for each patient based on the anatomy of their ear, case history and the position and the density of the wax.
We use video otoscopy before and after the procedure to show the health of the ear and that we have successfully removed the wax.
If required, patients benefit from the added support of a hearing screening after wax removal to identify any potential hearing issues.
Patients can book without the need for a GP referral.
Whilst earwax has a number of positive functions, it can sometimes block the ear canal and lead to discomfort or temporary hearing loss.
Microsuction uses a tiny medical vacuum to delicately lift the wax from the ear canal. This procedure is carried out under direct vision through a head-worn microscope or high powered microscope, to achieve maximum patient comfort and safety. This ensures they can see the ear canal in detail throughout the procedure.
Irrigation is the most traditional method of earwax removal using a purpose-made irrigation machine. Water is gently applied to the ear canal using a variable pressure control to flush out the wax. This method is a good option if the wax is soft and deep in the canal. However, this method is not suitable for anyone with a perforated ear drum or an ongoing ear infection.
For instrumentation, our practitioners use specialist tools, such as a curette, to gently remove wax from the outer part of the ear canal. This is mainly used in conjunction with another form of removal and/or to remove any foreign bodies, such as a dome from a hearing system.
Here are some common symptoms associated with a build up of excessive earwax:
None of these symptoms are very pleasant but thankfully ear wax removal is a fairly simple procedure.
Over recent years many GP surgeries have stopped their earwax removal service all together and it's important that patients can achieve the relief they need from blocked ears. That's why we've kept our prices as affordable as we can.
Consultation, video otoscopy (before and after images), wax removal using microsuction or ear irrigation and post treatment advice. All performed by a registered Audiologist.
Ear irrigation can be provided as a home visit. We cover a 10 mile radius from the centre of Ipswich. Anything outside of this area would be charged at an additional mileage rate, which we can quote for prior to a visit. Please note that there is an additional charge of £50 for home visits.
"A very quick and professionally executed service! My ears were deeply blocked with earwax and my hearing was dull as a result.
The procedure to clear my ears out was swift and painless. The Audiologist made me feel calm throughout and explained in detail everything she was doing.
I can hear 10 times better now, which is amazing!"
Mrs R Roberts
We pride ourselves on being able to offer a wide range of services all under the umbrella of hearing.
Booking a hearing assessment with All About Hearing is easy and stress-free.
Whether it’s your first hearing test or an annual check-up, our experienced Audiologists are here to guide you through the process.
Many people are misinformed that there is nothing that can be done for tinnitus. This isn’t completely true.
Fortunately, there are options to assist in reducing the negative impact that tinnitus can have on a person’s health and emotional wellbeing.
Made to measure ear protection for musicians, shooters, swimmers, motorcyclists, TV presenters and many more.
Book a noise protection consultation to discuss the various options. We are also able to provide custom impressions if you have purchased ear protection with another provider.
If you have purchased a hearing system from another company and are seeking a new provider to look after them, then All About Hearing can help.
Perhaps you have recently moved into the area or you are simply just not satisfied with your current provider? No matter the reason we would be delighted to take you on as a patient - provided we have the software for your particular type of hearing system.
Please get in contact to find out more.
If you, or someone you know, are unable to leave home unaccompanied due to a physical or mental illness or disability, we would be only too pleased to come to you.
Additional charges apply.
If you are able to come in to see us but are unable to visit during our normal opening hours, then we can take after hour appointments by request.
Home visits can be booked by telephone only.
We work with clients both locally and across the UK, ranging from small solicitor companies to claim handlers with hundreds of noise induced hearing loss claimants.
Our Audiologists can carry out whatever level of testing you require to meet the criteria for gathering evidence to support your client's claim.
All About Hearing Ltd
Find us at:
Gilmour Piper, 10 Fonnereau Road, Ipswich, IP1 3JP
Two Rivers Medical Centre, 30 Woodbridge Road East, Ipswich, IP4 5PB
Tel: 01473 946444
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