Oxford: Microsuction Ear Wax Removal Oxford Summertown OX2
Same Day Ear Wax Removal At Our Oxford Ear Care Centre Using Microsuction. Saturday Appointments. Soften your ear wax using Earol or olive oil drops before your appointment to ensure a successful and quick procedure. Our highly experienced Audiologist provides microsuction ear wax removal in Oxford at a very competitive price.
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 Oxford OX2, our Oxford Micro Suction Ear wax Removal Clinic can be found at:
Oxford: Microsuction Ear Wax Removal Oxford OX2
Our prices (see below) are the best value in Oxford!
You will find us in the Summertown Clinic, just off the A40 and near to BBC Oxford.
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Due to high demand, microsuction ear wax removal in Oxford is strictly by appointment.
You can book a microsuction appointment in Oxford online here, or click on the Book Now button below.
Saturday Microsuction Appointments
We run two Saturday morning clinics a month at our Oxford Ear Care Centre in Summertown, Oxford. Please book ahead as demand is very high. If there are no appointments available and you have urgent need of ear wax removal on a Saturday, you can book in at our private ear care centre in Baker Street London. Our out of hours clinic in Baker Street NW1 is open from 9.30 am until 5.30 pm every Saturday. Please try to book by 5.30pm on Friday evening, as Saturday microsuction appointments are very popular. You can call us on Saturday between 8.30am and 1.00pm to book, as we sometimes have same day ear wax removal appointments available. Book online now to reserve your private microsuction appointment in our Saturday clinic.
There is ample on-street parking in the vicinity of Summertown Clinic. However, please be very careful to observe and obey parking restrictions, which are clearly displayed.
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Our private ear wax removal clinic in Oxford also serves clients in Wolvercote, Marston, Godstow, Park Town, Wytham, Yarnton, Worton, Elsfield, Beckley, Islip, Hampton Poyle, Kidlington, Eynsham, Stanton Harcourt, Hardwick, Northmoor, Kingston Bagpuize, Gozzard's Ford, Abingdon, Radley, Littlemore, Cowley, Headington, Thame, Wootton, Kirtlington, Freeland, Cassington, Witney, Ducklington, Aston, Woodstock, Weston-on-the-Green, Charlton-on-Otmore, Horton-cum-Studley, Forest Hill, Wheatley and Sandford-on-Thames .
Oxford Microsuction Prices - BEST VALUE IN Oxford!
|One or Both||Normal Price||Online Discount||Online Price|
|One ear (or wax too impacted / no wax)**||£5||£50*|
|Both ears (or wax too impacted / no wax)**||£5||£70*|
|Upgrade from one to both ears||£25||N/A||N/A|
|**Consultation only (no wax present / wax too impacted)||If no wax present, will include audiogram and/or ear care advice. If you're not sure both ears are blocked, choose one ear and we will check for you and if both are blocked we will clear both, time permitting and just charge the upgrade fee (excluding out of hours)|
* Online prices shown include a £5 discount for micro suction appointments booked online using our self-service online booking system.
Appointments booked by telephone are £5 more than the online prices shown.
36 hours notice required for alterations and cancellations or a partial-refund will be given.
Non-attendance is charged at the full price.
Interesting Facts About Oxford
- Oxford University is widely believed to be the second oldest university in the world. 38 Colleges make up the university, which dates back to the 12th century.
- Oxford is known as the city of dreaming spires
- 28 Nobel prize winners went to Oxford University, as well as 27 Prime Ministers
- More published authors lived in Oxford than anywhere else in the world, and the list includes CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien.
- Oxford's Museum of History and Science is the oldest public museum in the world, having first opened in 1683.
- Einstein wrote the equation "e=mc2" at Oxford University, and the blackboard that he wrote it on is at the Museum of History and Science.
- Oxford wasn't bombed by the Germans during WW2
- Oxford was the nation's capital during the English Civil War.
- The Grand Cafe in Oxford was the first coffee house in England
- Roger Bannister broke the four minute mile here.
- Parts of the Harry Potter movie were filmed in the city.
- The first botanical garden in the world was established in Oxford.
- Microsuction Ear Wax Removal in Oxford is available at our new clinic in Summertown, OX2
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 Oxford 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 Oxford From £50
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 Oxford, 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 Oxford, 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.