Do not remove earwax or clean your ears by inserting small objects, such as cotton buds, into the ear canal, this could damage the ear canal and eardrum, and push the wax further down into the ear!
The external auditory canal can become blocked with wax, skin debris or a foreign body (often the end of a cotton bud).
Ottitis externa, also called swimmer’s ear, is a condition that causes ear pain and discharge of liquid or pus.
The purpose of micro suction is to safely remove any wax, foreign bodies or debris present within the ear canal.
Micro suction is the most effective, safe and reliable method of ear health available. It involves the removal of debris and wax from the ears by a qualified health professional using a gentle medical vacuum device. The end of the vacuum tube is always visible and controlled. There is NO use of water which is why it is safer than irrigation/syringing your ears.
Micro suction will gently remove any debris leaving the ear canal clear and comfortable.
To ensure this process is safely carried out, the clinician will ask you some questions regarding your hearing health.
The clinician will examine your ears using an otoscope, to investigate the external auditory canal and to evaluate the health of the tympanic membrane (ear drum) and identify any ear disorders.
Several different treatment options are available to individuals of all ages who suffer from tinnitus. If your tinnitus does not go away on its own, or if it seems to be getting worse, we can help you manage the symptoms and reduce their impact on your daily life
We are passionate about educating our patients. The human sense of hearing has the power to inform, to entertain as well as to connect us with family, friends, colleagues and the world around us. There are more than 11 million people in the UK alone with some form of hearing problem. Hearing loss can affect anyone at any age. You are not alone with your hearing difficulties. Your hearing journey starts with us. Our mission is to educate people about their hearing loss and its implications with unbiased, easy and affordable workshops.
Think your child has a glue ear? Glue ear is one of the most common childhood conditions, which is often linked with ear infection and can affect children’s hearing, speech development, and cause them to fall behind at school. We will examine your child’s ears and carry out further assessments. These will include a tympanometry test and a hearing test. We should be able to tell if glue ear is present and explain the results of the test used, as well as discuss the best way to treat your child. Your child’s hearing assessment will be tailored to their development age.
What is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)?
This is a common inner ear balance disorder. It typically gives you short, intense spells of dizziness when you move your head into specific positions (often lying down, rolling over or looking up).
The condition is caused by crystals in the fluid within the balance organ in the ear. These can occur following a head trauma or inner ear infection, or they may occur with no known cause. The crystals cause your ear(s) to respond to head movement or gravity in an abnormal way.
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is treated using physical manoeuvres. This involves the healthcare specialist slowly rotating the patient’s head whilst the patient is lying down. This treatment is successful on the first occasion for around 80% of people but may need to be repeated to fully relieve the symptoms.