Barnet: Microsuction Ear Wax Removal Barnet London EN5
FEBRUARY 2021: IMPORTANT LOCKDOWN NOTICEUpdated 1st February 2021. As an Audiology Service, the Microsuction Earwax Removal Network is exempt from the requirement to close due to the full national lockdown rules and restrictions.According to the Goverment's advice in National lockdown: Stay at Home - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk), while travel is generally to be avoided, you can travel for the purpose of "visiting hospital, GP and other medical appointments or visits where you have had an accident or are concerned about your health".We take strict measures, including triaging every single patient, checking temperatures, wearing high level PPE, enforcing the wearing of a Type iiR surgical mask (which we will provide if you don't have one), and sanitising surfaces. Due to these measures, our clinic rooms are the safest place you can be whatever the R rate. Although some people are exempt from wearing face masks when entering a "shop", in the most recent government legislation Audiology Services are exempt from the definition of shop, so everybody must wear a mask, which we will provide, for the protection of others, otherwise treatment cannot be provided. You can find the relevant legislation here. You can find the full legislation here.
What Is Microsuction?
At The Microsuction Network, we NEVER syringe or irrigate!
Simply put, microsuction is the removal of ear wax from the ear canal using illuminating microscopes and gentle medical suction. At our clinics we use ENT-grade suction units and portable convergent microscopes, as well as disposable, sterile suction tips. Microsuction is considered the safest method of ear wax removal, and our training and experience ensure you will have a very safe procedure.
When the ear wax is very tough, or if there is a foreign body in the ear canal, such as a cotton bud tip, or an ear plug which has become stuck, we may use instruments, which are specially designed for removing ear wax and other objects from the ear canal. All of our staff are trained and experienced at using instruments. You may also see instrument removal also called "curettage" or "aural toilet", but we think "instrument removal" sounds nicer.
Why Don't We Irrigate (Syringe)?
Irrigation uses a high pressure water jet to dislodge the wax from your ear. It's like a mini jet wash, and has been known to rupture the ear drum and cause facial paralysis. The electronic ear irrigator has largely replaced the more old fashioned ear syringe, but it still has the same basic problem that it uses a pushing force and can push hardened wax further into your ear. More commonly, if the procedure does not completely remove your wax blockage, wax and water can be trapped in the ear and lead to a painful ear infection.
Microsuction needs a higher level of training than irrigation, a good eye and a steady hand. Some clinics say they do microsuction, but use inferior methods and equipment and when the wax is deep in the ear they give up and irrigate. It does not matter who is operating an ear irrigator, it still carries the same inherent risk. So at the Microsuction Ear Wax Removal Network, we never irrigate. We will only use microsuction or manual instruments to remove your ear wax blockage.
If you are looking for great value private ear wax removal in Barnet London EN5, our Barnet Micro Suction Ear wax Removal Clinic can be found within Health Matters London at:
Barnet: Microsuction Ear Wax Removal London EN5
121 High Street
London EN5 5UZ
Please note that treatment is by appointment only.
NB Our colleagues at the location are unable to take messages or book appointments.
Due to new Covid-19 guidance from our professional body, records must be kept of the triage of all patients prior to booking, and their consent to treatment after booking. In order to comply with this guidance, we have adapted our booking system to incorporate these forms. Please click here to make your booking and have your credit or debit card to hand.
If you are unable to use our self-service online booking system, you can take advantage of our "done for you" service and call us on 0800 1 337 987 instead.
Our prices (see below) are the best value in North London!
You will find us on the High Street in between Harry's Traditional and British Heart Foundation, and opposite The Misty Moon public house. We're about 4 shops down from the entrance of The Spires shopping centre.
Nearby London Microsuction Clinics include:
- Microsuction Ear Wax Removal Clinic In North London NW7 Edgware / Mill Hill
- Microsuction Ear Wax Removal Clinic In North London N2 East Finchley
- Microsuction Ear Wax Removal Clinic In North London NW11 Golders Green
- Microsuction Ear Wax Removal Clinic In North East London EN1 Enfield
You can get information on other London microsuction clinic locations here.
Due to high demand, microsuction ear wax removal in Barnet is strictly by appointment.
You can book a microsuction appointment in Barnet online here, or click on the Book Now button below.
Saturday Microsuction AppointmentsPrivate ear wax removal in London on Saturday is available at our out of hours clinic in Baker Street NW1 from 10am until 5pm.We also run a Saturday microsuction ear wax removal clinic in Oxford typically once a month.Please try to book by 5.30pm on Friday evening, as Saturday microsuction appointments are very popular. You can book online on the day as we sometimes have same day ear wax removal appointments available. Book online now to reserve your private microsuction appointment in one of our Saturday clinics.
The best place to park is in the Spires Shopping Centre multi storey car park, and then it will take about 4 minutes to walk through the shopping centre to the High Street. From the shopping centre entrance, turn left and we are about 4 shops down.
Parking costs £1 per hour, or £5.50 all day.
Ear Wax Removal Barnet London EN5 Map and Directions
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Our private ear wax removal clinic in Barnet also serves clients in London, EN5, Arkley, Borehamwood, Edgware, Totteridge, Whetstone, Osidge, Mill Hill, Potters Bar, South Mimms, North London, Southgate, Oakwood, Winchmore Hill, Enfield, Hadley Wood, Cockfosters, Finchley, Dancers Hill, Ponders End, Southgate, High Barnet, Chipping Barnet, East Barnet, and South Barnet.
Barnet Microsuction Prices - LOWEST IN NORTH LONDON
WE REGRET THAT DUE TO COVID-19 OUR PRICES HAVE GONE UP. IN ADDITION TO THE HIGH COST OF PPE, WE MUST NOW SET ASIDE AN ADDITIONAL MINIMUM OF 50% OF THE APPOINTMENT TIME TO DOFF AND DON PPE AND DECONTAMINATE SURFACES IN THE ROOM. WE HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THESE ADDITIONAL MEASURES ARE FOR YOUR SAFETY.
|One or Both||Normal Price||Online Discount||Online Price|
|One ear (or wax too impacted / no wax)**||See our new online booking system for prices and times|
|Both ears (or wax too impacted / no wax)**||See our new online booking system for prices and times|
|Upgrade from one to both ears||Upgrade from one to both ears no longer available due to strict guidelines on appointment times|
|**Consultation only (no wax present / wax too impacted)||If no wax is present, we will provide a complementary hearing test at a later date after the Covid-19 Pandemic|
36 hours notice required for alterations and cancellations or NO refund will be given.
Non-attendance is charged at the full price.
Interesting Facts About Barnet
Barnet is both the name of both the town and the London borough. Within the borough of Barnet, you can also find Arkley, Hadley, Barnet Gate, Mill Hill, Brent Cross, Church End, Friern Barnet, Whetstone, Osidge, Hendon, Finchley, Golders Green and Edgware. Barnet is itself split into High Barnet, Chipping Barnet, East Barnet and New Barnet. We also have ear wax removal clinics in Edgware, Golders Green and East Finchley, making Barnet one of the best served places for ear wax removal.
Barnet is twinned with nine cities around the globe, including Jinja in Uganda, Barnet in Vermont, and Tempelhof-Schöneberg, in Berlin..
It is a widely held belief that none other than Charles Dickens used to enjoy the occasional drink at the Red Lion public house, which you can find on Barnet Hill, not far from our clinic.
Being familiar with the area, in the novel Oliver Twist, the main character met future villain The Artful Dodger on Barnet High Street.
The England 1966 Football World Cup winning team spent the evening before the big day watching ‘Those magnificent men in those flying machines’ at Hendon cinema.
"Barnet", the cockney rhyming slang for "hair" (in full "Barnet Fair"), refers to an annual horse and pleasure fair held near Mays Lane in Barnet, on the first Monday in September. The Fair still takes place over three days and operates under its royal Charter which is issued by Barnet Council. The focus in the present-day Fair is no longer on horses but rather fairground rides. The fair began in 1588 when Queen Elizabeth I granted a charter to the Lord of the Manor of Barnet to hold a fair twice yearly, in addition to the weekly Barnet Market. In 1834, The Times reported that Barnet Fair was England's largest cattle market, with up to 40,000 animals on display.
The site of High Barnet London Underground station used to be where horse races were held during Barnet Fair, from the eighteenth century until 1870 when the station was built.
Back in the 12th century High Barnet was founded by monks from St Albans Abbey. In those days they called the place "Bernet".
Places To See In Barnet
King George's Fields: A beautiful and peaceful spot right in the centre of Barnet with amazing views of London.
Everyman Cinema: Converted from the original Odeon cinema, taking the building back to its stunning Art Deco roots
The Spires: A cosy shopping centre with plenty of eateries and shops under one roof.
Ye Olde Mitre Inne: A 17th century coaching inn with an amazing interior. It was here that Charles Dickens took inspiration for parts of Oliver Twist.
Old Court House Recreation Ground: Charming gardens and an ideal place to recharge and relax.
Monken Hadley Common: An inspiring open space with woodland and a lake, perched in Barnet on the edge of London.
Why Do We Have Earwax?
Ear wax (medical name cerumen) is made by specialised glands in the outer two thirds of the ear canal. It helps protect the ear by moisturising the skin in the ear canal, providing a physical barrier against infection, and by being acidic it has antibacterial properties. Because it is sticky, it helps to catch dust, pollen and small insects and prevent them from establishing themselves in your ears! The skin in your ear canal grows differently to the skin that covers the rest of our body, and grows along the ear canal from the ear drum to the canal entrance. It acts like a conveyor belt, bringing the ear wax, and any dust, pollen or other debris with it, out of the ear. This way, the ear canal cleans itself naturally.
Why Do Ear Wax Blockages Happen?
Typically, ear wax blocks the ear canal and becomes impacted when it is pushed back against the natural outward movement that is part of the natural cleaning process. This can be done using cotton buds, matchsticks, paper clips, rolled up tissue, hair pins amongst other objects. Other causes of ear wax impaction can be narrow or winding ear canals, excessive, excessively dry or excessively sticky ear wax production. Everybody has an S bend in their ear canals - this is to reduce the chance of twigs and other objects from perforating the ear drum. However, ear wax can build up on very sharp bends in the canal. Where the ear canal is very narrow, there is less space for ear wax to accumulate, and this can lead to frequent ear wax blockages. Excessive, sticky, or dry ear wax production can also lead to impacted ear wax. The most obvious symptom of a blocked ear is a partial or total loss of hearing, but other symptoms can include pain, itching, a feeling of fullness, or hissing, whooshing, buzzing or ringing sounds.
How To Get Rid Of Ear Wax
Unfortunately, the size and shape of your ear canal, as well as the amount and type of ear wax is genetically determined. In order to reduce ear wax build up we recommend applying one squirt of Earol (a sterile, sealed olive oil spray) into each ear once or twice a week. If you have a blocked ear, we recommend you apply two squirts of Earol twice or three times a day for three or four days and then attend one of our expert microsuction ear wax removal clinics. You can book an appointment at our Barnet microsuction ear wax removal clinic here. Please don't put cotton wool in after applying Earol, as it will just absorb the olive oil and stop it from doing its work. We don't recommend self-syringing as this can push the ear wax further into your ear. We particularly recommend you avoid ear candles, as these do not remove ear wax and can potentially cause serious problems. We have an article on ear candles and their pitfalls here.
If you'd like to read about the various methods of ear wax removal, including syringing and microsuction, we have an article on different ear wax removal methods here.
If You Wear Hearing Aids
If you wear hearing aids, to prevent oil and wax from blocking up your hearing aids just apply the Earol at night, and then wipe out the entrance of your ear canal with a tissue in the morning before you put your hearing aids in. You'll ideally need to use Earol for five to eight days before your microsuction appointment.
Ear Wax Microsuction In Barnet
So, after reading the above if you have wax in your ear and would like it removed safely without any water being syringed or jetted into your ear, you may want to choose to have your ears microsuctioned.
We provide the most affordable ear wax microsuction service in Bernet, provided by HCPC-registered Audiologists and NMC-registered nurses. We take payment for the appointment up front - we are sorry that we have to do this, but many patients have booked and not turned up, which is frustrating for other patients who cannot get an appointment.
Our Audiologist will inspect your ears using surgical loupes or an otoscope to determine whether your ear canals are full of wax and if microsuction is therefore necessary.
If there is no ear wax, we will give you advice and/or a hearing test as appropriate.
If there is wax, we will remove the ear wax expertly using a low power medical suction unit with a tiny, sterile 2 mm suction tube on the end. This is so gentle, it feels like barely even a kiss on the cheek. Sometimes, despite applying Earol for several days, the ear wax is too stubborn to be removed by microsuction, so we may use special disposable instruments, such as a Jobson Horne Probe, or a St Barts or Rosen Cerumen Hook. Whatever method we use, you safety is our top priority at all times. If you would like to book a microsuction appointment in Barnet, click here.
We never use a Propulse Ear Irrigator, which has now largely replaced the ear syringe, as according to the British Medical Journal (article here) irrigation or syringing is associated with a high risk of complications, such as failure of wax removal or further impaction of the wax, ear infection, trauma to the ear canal, or perforation of the ear drum. Other complications of syringing that have been reported are pain, tinnitus, vertigo (dizziness), and loss of balance or hearing.