Wax Removal

At Oxford Hearing Centre, we offer comprehensive Wax Removal services to address the common issue of excessive earwax accumulation. Our approach is tailored to each client’s unique needs. Using state-of-the-art technology and techniques such as dry instrument removal, water irrigation, or microsuction, we ensure safe and effective wax extraction. Our goal is not only to improve your hearing but also to enhance the performance of your hearing instruments. Begin your journey to improved hearing health with Oxford Hearing Centre’s detailed Wax Removal services.

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Wax Removal

What to Expect

Your Wax Removal journey at Oxford Hearing Centre begins with a detailed consultation to understand your specific concerns. We then conduct a careful examination of your ear using advanced audiology tools to assess the extent of wax accumulation. Following this, we will utilise the most appropriate method to safely remove the earwax, ensuring your comfort throughout the process. Upon completion, we will discuss how to maintain your ear health and prevent future wax build-up. With us, you’re not just receiving a service; you’re embarking on a journey towards enhanced auditory health.


Frequently Asked Questions

How can I schedule a wax removal session at Oxford Hearing Centre?

To schedule a wax removal session with us, simply give us a call or visit our ‘Contact‘ page on our website. We’ll then assist you in finding a suitable appointment time and guide you through any preliminary steps that may be necessary.

What do I need to prepare before my wax removal appointment?

Before coming in for your wax removal appointment at Oxford Hearing Centre, we recommend applying olive oil drops in your ear for 2 to 3 days prior to your visit. The olive oil helps to soften the wax, making it easier to remove during your appointment. You can purchase olive oil ear drops from your local pharmacy.

Can I bring someone with me to my wax removal appointment?

If you wish you can have someone with you throughout the examination and consultation.

Is earwax removal safe?

Yes, when performed by a professional, earwax removal is a safe procedure. At Oxford Hearing Centre, we are qualified and experienced in safely removing earwax.

What methods does Oxford Hearing Centre use for earwax removal?

Oxford Hearing Centre uses three main methods for earwax removal: dry instrument removal under a video-otoscope, gentle water irrigation using a variable pressure irrigator, and microsuction using a microscope or an endoscope. The method used will depend on the specific needs of your ear.

How can excessive earwax affect the performance of my hearing aid?

Excessive earwax can severely affect the performance of a hearing aid. It is the main cause for up to 80% of all hearing aid repairs as wax can ingress into the device, blocking sound from reaching the ear.

How do you know if you have too much ear wax?

Signs of excessive earwax may include difficulty hearing, a feeling of fullness in the ear, earache, tinnitus (ringing or buzzing in the ear), dizziness, or itchiness in the ear canal. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s advisable to seek professional help, as trying to remove earwax yourself could potentially push the wax further into the ear canal or cause injury.

What does it feel like when earwax is removed?

Earwax removal is usually a painless process. You might feel some sensations like gentle suction, tickling or minor discomfort as the wax is being removed, especially if it’s deeply lodged. Some people also experience a sudden lightness or enhanced hearing sensitivity immediately after the procedure.

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