We are pleased to announce that from February 2021, we are bringing an ear wax removal service to Physio and Therapies.
Recent changes within the NHS mean that GP’s are unable to remove ear wax and referrals to ENT services mean a long wait and heavy reliance on NHS services.
We can offer a local, quick, Covid safe service with a minimal waiting time. The treatment is usually completed within 30 minutes and does not require any preparation.
We use microsuction alongside an endoscope to visualize and safely remove earwax, dry skin and foreign bodies. This treatment is recommended by NICE guidelines. We can also use specialist instruments and a safe variation of traditional ear irrigation (syringing) as required.
Microsuction can be used even in the event of most previous ear conditions including grommets and long term perforated eardrums.
Excessive ear wax build up can cause symptoms such as reduced hearing, a “blocked” sensation, itching, discomfort or tinnitus. It can also cause hearing aids to whistle and work less effectively.
During lockdown, the British Audiology Academy has declared earwax removal an essential service and we will practice in a Covid secure way. This will include a telephone triage in the previous days to your appointment or when you book if it is the same day, surgical grade masks provided for both the patient and the clinician, temperature checks on arrival and following all recommended PPE guidelines.
Darren Jones, our earwax removal specialist has a 30 year Nursing career, mostly in Accident and Emergency Departments and working as a specialist Emergency Nurse Practitioner for the past 11 years. He also lectures at Huddersfield and Teesside Universities. Darren has received recognised training from UK Audiology and is registered with the appropriate authorities. Indemnity and public liability insurances are in place.
Earwax removal is £75 which covers both ears. If we are unable to remove wax on the first visit, advice and follow up is included.
If you are unsure if you need earwax removal, we offer a visual inspection to check whether earwax is a problem for £25. If we proceed to removal this charge is included in the £75 earwax removal charge.
Evening and weekend appointments are available on request and home visits are available.