We run clinics in three locations: Havant, Petersfield and Wickham
Havant is a full-time clinic, five days a week. Petersfield every Friday and Wickham every Monday. We can offer appointments, usually, within 3 – 5 days.
How much does it cost?
One ear: £60
Two ears: £80
No wax or infection found: £30
Includes Video Otoscopy showing before and after images.
Do I have to use oil before the appointment?
We recommend using olive drops 3-5 days before the appointment. This ensures the wax is softened and the ears are lubricated meaning the removal is more comfortable for the client.
Can I use bicarbonate of Soda or over the counter oils?
The reason we don’t recommend these products is that they are acidic and can make the ear canals sore. Also, they dissolve the wax into a paste consistency which is difficult to suction from the ear canal.
Does it hurt?
No. Micro suction is the safest method of wax removal. The wax is gently removed from the ear canal with a suction and does not affect the delicate balance of the ear.
Is the practitioner qualified?
Jaine has 16 years’ experience as a Hearing Aid Audiologist and has been performing micro suction ear wax removal for 4 years full time.
Emma has recently joined the company after intensive training and supervision. She is from a medical background and extremely competent in all aspects of ear anatomy.
What if I have an infection?
We always do a video otoscopy examination before the procedure. If the appearance of the ear canals shows an infection it is still safe to perform micro suction. This may improve the hearing and will give us a better view of the health of the ear. We can email pictures to the client to show their GP when they go for further diagnosis
What if I have a perforated ear drum?
Micro suction is the only procedure to use when the eardrum is perforated and is perfectly safe. Water should never be used.
I have had historical ear problems and operations. Is it safe?
Both Jaine and Emma are experienced ear professional and are familiar with all sorts of ear conditions. We go through the medical consent form before proceeding and will gather relevant information relating to the client’s ear history before proceeding. If they and the client are happy to proceed, micro suction is perfectly safe.
We are not qualified or insured to treat under 18’s. Children and young adults should be under NHS care if they have ear problems.
Yes, all our clinics have disabled access. Petersfield and Wickham clinics have free parking outside.
Does it micro suction cause tinnitus?
There are records of people claiming they developed tinnitus after the micro suction procedure. It is extremely rare and usually dies down after a period of time.
Do you use any other method of wax removal?
Sometimes. Water irrigation if the wax is extremely compacted or extremely soft and sticky. Some clients prefer the water irrigation method.
Will the wax come back?
Of course! We need wax in our ears. It is anti-bacterial and anti-fungicidal to protect against infection. It lubricates the ear and cleans it by picking up dirt, dust, dead skin etc. We recommend olive oil drops once a week or so to keep the wax soft and lubricate the ear canal to keep it moving.