Ear Wax Removal
Wax is essential for our ears as it prevents infection and keeps the skin in our ear canals healthy. It occurs naturally and varies greatly from person to person. However, wax can become excessive and cause temporary hearing loss. This can be treated by means of eardrops and/or Irrigation. We advise our clients to first try eardrops and let the wax work its way out, if this fails the wax must be removed by other means.
Imperial Health Services offer both irrigation and microsuction by our trained professionals.
This is where water (at body temperature) is injected into the ear by the irrigator, at a controlled pressure, to ensure that the ear can’t be damaged. Under the gentle force of the water, the earwax is softened, dislodged and carried out of the ear.
This method is generally accepted to be the safest and most effective. It is completely syringe free with no need for weeks of softening with oil. The procedure commonly takes a few minutes for each ear and works by sucking the wax out of the ear.
In some cases a combination of irrigation and micro suction may be required to ensure that the ear canal is left wax free.
Emergency Wax Removal
We are available for emergency appointments on some evenings and weekends. We are also able to offer home visits where required. Charges will vary.
Before we can undertake any kind of ear impressions for custom fit ear plugs, we need to carry out a form of ear wax removal. This exercise will be undertaken by one of our hearing specialists.