Borehamwood: Providing Micro Suction Ear Wax Removal Borehamwood Herts WD6

Borehamwood: Providing Microsuction Ear Wax Removal Borehamwood Herts WD6

What Is Microsuction?

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.

If you are looking for great value private ear wax removal in Borehamwood, our Borehamwood Micro Suction Ear wax Removal Clinic can be found within Gilberts Pharmacy at:

121 High Street
Health Matters London,
London EN5 5UZ

Our prices (see below) are the best value in Hertfordshire!

You will find us on Shenley Road. We're about 4 shops down on the left hand side from the pedestrian walkthrough from Borehamwood Shopping Park to Shenley Road.

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.

You can find our private ear wax removal Borehamwood location here.

You can get directions to private ear wax removal Borehamwood from Google Maps here.

Nearby Microsuction Clinics include:

Appointment Booking

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 Appointments

Private 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 Borehamwood Shopping Park car park, and then it will take a few minutes to walk through the car park to Shenley Road. From the shopping centre pedestrian entrance, turn left and we are about 4 shops down. Parking is limited to 2 hours.

Alternatively, you can park in the Reel Cinema car park, where parking costs £1 per hour, or £5.50 all day.

Ear Wax Removal Borehamwood Herts WD6 Map and Directions

Book your private earwax removal appointment in Borehamwood, and say goodbye to ear wax!

Our private ear wax removal clinic in Borehamwood also serves clients in , Well End, Elstree, Aldenham, Radlett, Bushey, Stanmore, Shenley, Edgware, Arkley, Barnet, Edgware, Totteridge, Whetstone, Potters Bar, South Mimms, Hadley Wood, Cockfosters, High Barnet, Chipping Barnet, East Barnet, and South Barnet.

Borehamwood Microsuction Prices - BEST VALUE IN HERTFORDSHIRE


One or BothNormal PriceOnline DiscountOnline 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 earsUpgrade 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.
Thank you.

Interesting Facts About Borehamwood

Borehamwood is a growing town just inside the M25 in South Hertfordshire, and is an increasingly popular choice of residence for families and city professionals alike. Although only 25 minutes from King’s Cross St Pancras by train, this south Hertfordshire town has a suburban atmosphere with quiet residential streets. Coming south on the A1, you know you're approaching Borehanwood when you go past the Dinosaur Safari Adventure Golf on your left. As you turn off the A1, you can either go in to the Adventure Golf (which is strictly in Arkley), turn off towards Barnet, or continue on to Borehamwood.

If you continue to the next exit, you will see Morrisons on your right, and on your left Shell Stirling Corner and Miller & Carter steak pub. If you turn left here you will be heading through Arkley to Barnet, and if you turn right you will head in towards Borehamwood. Go straight on, and in about 15 minutes you'll be in Edgware.

Probably the most famous landmark in Borehamwood is Elstree Studios, which surprisingly isn't in Elstree - it's in Borehamwood! Elstree Studios is right next to the Tesco Extra Borehamwood, and is home to many well-known British shows, including Eastenders, Holby City, Big Brother, Celebrity Juice and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. Many famous movies have been filmed at Elstree Studios, including The Shining, Indiana Jones, Superman and Labyrinth . If you are lucky, you might catch one of the TV or film stars popping in to the nearby Starbucks in between filming scenes.

Borehamwood has much to offer people of all ages. There are a number of excellent primary and secondary schools in and around the town, including Cowley Hill School and Woodlands Hill Primary School, both of which have received good Ofsted reports. Nearby Aldenham Country Park provides plenty of green space for families to enjoy, and the town centre has several high street shops, restaurants and bars, and a small retail park known as The Boulevard.

Places To See In Borehamwood

Borehamwood also has a local theatre, cinema, several gyms, a swimming pool, and a soft-play centre for children.

One major attraction in Borehamwood is the Elstree and Borehamwood Museum, which shares the history and legacy of almost 100 years of film and television in Borehamwood and Elstree.

For an entertaining evening out, visit the Ark Theatre which puts on a range of work from touring production companies and local community groups; acts including drama, tribute bands, dance, and comedy.

Fans of retail therapy can enjoy Borehamwood Shopping Park, which offers a vast range of retail stores, coffee shops and restaurants.

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 Borehamwood

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 best value ear wax microsuction service near Borehamwood, 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 or Specialist Ear Care Nurse 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.