East Finchley: Providing Microsuction Ear Wax Removal In London N2 From £50

Micro suction Ear Wax Removal Clinic inside In Cootes Pharmacy
Micro suction Ear Wax Removal Clinic inside In Cootes Pharmacy
Private Ear Wax Removal Clinic inside Cootes Pharmacy, just seven minutes' walk from East Finchley underground station

East Finchley - Private Microsuction Ear Wax Removal In North London N2

Our Private Microsuction Ear wax Removal Clinic in East Finchley can be found:

within Cootes Pharmacy
166-168 High Road
East Finchley
London
N2 9AS

You will find us between TD Hair Designers and SACH Hair Salon and opposite Haven Estate Agents and Co-Op Funerals. The pharmacy is about 5 minutes brisk walk from East Finchley Library. Our clinic is one of two comfortable consulting rooms located on the ground floor at the back of the pharmacy.

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Appointment Booking

Due to high demand, private ear wax removal is by appointment only. You can book an ear microsuction appointment here, or click on the Book Now button below:

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Nearby Clinics

In North London EN5, we have our Microsuction Ear Wax Removal Barnet Clinic

In North London NW7, we have our Mill Hill Microsuction Ear Wax Removal Clinic In North West London NW7.

In North London NW11, we have our Golders Green Microsuction Ear Wax Removal Clinic in North London NW11.

Video: What Happens In An Ear Wax Removal Appointment

Parking

There is usually pay by phone on-street parking available outside for up to one and a half hours. There is free parking nearby on the opposite side of the road, except between 2-3pm, or more free parking is available approximately 5 minutes' brisk walk away near East Finchley Library, except between 9-10am.

Book your microsuction ear wax removal appointment today, and say goodbye to the discomfort of ear wax.

Our microsuction ear wax removal clinic in East Finchley also serves clients in Finchley Central, North London, North Finchley, Barnet, Golders Green, Hendon, Highgate, Hampstead, Northwest London, Hampstead Garden Suburb, Haringay,  Enfield and Holloway.

Many people in North London are finding that their local GP surgery no longer offers ear syringing. No doubt this is partly due to a lack of funding, but also because ear syringing is inherently less safe than ear micro suction. Possible side effects of ear syringing or irrigation are ear infection, hearing loss, tinnitus, perforation of the ear drum, and further impaction of the ear wax (i.e. the ear wax gets pushed even harder against the ear drum). Is it any wonder that people are going off walk in ear syringing in London and are seeking out microsuction ear wax removal instead? Unfortunately, the sharp rise in demand has meant that NHS micro suction clinics are now unable to meet the need and waiting times are often over two to three months.

You no longer need to wait months for micro suction. Why not jump the queue by going private? Simply head to our booking page and you could be saying goodbye to your wax blockage this week!

East Finchley Micro Suction Clinic Prices

One or BothPrice
One ear (or wax too impacted / no wax)**£50*
Both ears (or wax too impacted / no wax)**£70*
Upgrade from one to both ears£25*

**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)

Out of hours microsuction appointment (one or both ears / no wax present / wax too impacted)

£80*
* Prices shown include a £5 discount for micro suction appointments booked online. Appointments booked by telephone are £5 more than the prices shown. 36 hours notice required for alterations and cancellations. Thank you.

Home Visit Prices

We also perform ear wax removal in your home, care home or nursing home. If you cannot come to us, we will come to you. Due to the additional time and travel costs, the price is higher than a clinic appointment.

Home Visit (one or both ears): £150

Home visit, multiple patients discount

For multiple patients at the same address, we offer a sliding scale discount as less travelling is involved. Please book well in advance.

Number of patientsPrice per patient
2 patients£130 each
3 patients£120 each
4 patients£110 each
5 patients£100 each
6 or more£90 each

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Here is a list of our micro suction ear wax removal clinic locations. Click on the links below to get full details of each private earwax removal clinic location near you.

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Syringing (Irrigation) vs Microsuction

Many people have only ever experienced syringing by a nurse at their GP surgery. It is now more accurately known as irrigation, as the old stirrup syringe has been replaced by a regulated water pump with a specially adapted spray head. These irrigation pumps are based on the high pressure water pump dental flossers (for example, the Waterpik ® Ultra) that are so popular nowadays. However, using such high pressure water is not without its consequences. Possible complications of ear wax removal by irrigation are perforation of the ear drum, outer ear infection, and further impaction of the ear wax. The pumps used for ear irrigation are not particularly suited to continuous operation either, and they frequently break down. On top of that, many GP surgeries are withdrawing their irrigation services, because of the potential complications.

Microsuction (also known as ear wax suction), which we use at the Earwax Removal Network, avoids these complications as the microsuction practitioner wears surgical loupes (special binocular microscopes) that magnify and illuminate the ear canal throughout the entire procedure and allow the ear wax to be accurately targeted. Alternatively, some of our practitioners may use an ear endoscope (a thin camera lens with a built in fibre optic light) with a small video screen to see where the wax is in your ear. Once the wax is located it is removed using a gentle medical suction pump that is safely used in medical procedures every day.

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Methods Of Ear Wax Removal

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There are numerous methods of ear wax removal. Some can be performed at home, while others must be performed by a professional. Here we have outlined the different methods and the pros and cons of each one:

Ear Drops

Ear drops can be bought from the chemist over the counter and are the cheapest method of wax removal. Ear drops are commonly marketed as a cheap way of removing earwax at home. For an ordinary member of the public, the choice of different branded and unbranded products can be overwhelming. Here are some of the different types:

Olive oil

Olive oil ear drops are the gentlest type. The olive oil softens the edges and outer surface of the wax and is well-tolerated by most people. Some more expensive versions have added menthol to produce a cooling sensation, or eucalyptus to give a pleasant smell.

  • Pros: cheap; gentle; generally well-tolerated; can be used for extended periods
  • Cons: can take a long time to work on its own; can make the ear feel bunged up,;added ingredients may not be so well-tolerated

Other Oil Blends

Some proprietary brands contain blends of light oils that soften ear wax.

  • Pros: gentle; possibly faster acting than olive oil
  • Cons: more expensive than olive oil; wax can sometimes dissolve and slide further down the ear canal, rather than coming out;

Sodium Bicarbonate

Sodium bicarbonate / bicarbonate of soda ear drops are alkaline, while ear wax is acidic. Therefore they work by chemically dissolving ear wax rather than softening it, and work much quicker than olive oil. They can be used for a day or two by most people without any problem.

  • Pros: also cheap; tolerable for a day or two; quick
  • Cons: wax can sometimes dissolve and slide further down the ear canal, rather than coming out; extended use can strip the protective lining of the ear canal and lead to infection

Peroxide-Based

Some ear drops, including proprietary and chemist own-brand, are based on peroxide in some form, often urea peroxide. When compared to sodium bicarbonate drops, peroxide-based drops are similarly effective, but also effervesce.

  • Pros: quick
  • Cons: more expensive than sodium bicarbonate drops; wax can sometimes dissolve and slide further down the ear canal, rather than coming out; contain peroxide (bleach), and some individuals can experience a painful reaction even immediately after one application. For this reason we don't recommend peroxide-based drops

In general, ear drops can sometimes take weeks to work, and hearing will often get worse before it gets better. There is also the possibility that the wax will slide further down the ear canal, form one large lump, and completely block the ear. Ear drops are not recommended if you have a perforated ear drum.

Ear Sprays

Ear sprays can be water-based or oil-based. They usually incorporate a conical nozzle that is placed into the entrance of the ear canal and the spray is then applied.

Water-Based

Water-based ear wax removal sprays can be effective if the amount of wax blockage isn't too great. They are often simple saline, or may be sterilised sea water.

  • Pros: gentle; salt water based; well tolerated
  • Cons: may push wax further into the ear by the force of water; water may get trapped behind wax and create a "head under water" feeling

Oil-Based

Oil-based ear wax removal sprays, such as Earol, are great for softening wax prior to other procedures, and are very effective at penetrating wax due to their small droplet size.

  • Pros: cheap; safe; penetrate wax better than drops; reach further into the ear because of spray; great preventative measure when used once a week
  • Cons: may not remove wax on their own

Ear Syringing / Ear Irrigation

Ear irrigation is normally performed by a GP practice nurse, a disrict nurse, and by some Audiologists. Traditionally, a meal ear syringe was loaded with warm water, the metal tip placed into the ear canal. The water was then squirted into the ear canal and a kidney dish was held under the ear to catch the water and and wax that was flushed out. The syringe would have to be regularly lubricated to allow a smooth level of pressure to be applied, and the nurse would use his or her judgement as to how forcefully to syringe the water. Syringing can't shift hard wax, so it must be softened for up to two weeks before syringing is performed. Nowadays, for safety reasons the metal ear syringe has been replaced by an ear irrigator pump with a jet tip. The pump has a variable, regulated pressure, but the process is essentially the same. Many people have had their ears syringed or irrigated many times without any issue arising. Here are the pros and cons of ear syringing:

  • Pros: usually free on the NHS; when it works it works well
  • Cons: cannot remove hard wax; can push wax further into the ear if the angle of the jet is slightly off; may cause tinnitus; may perforate the eardrum; an undiagnosed perforated ear drum may not be seen due to the amount of wax, causing water, bacteria, wax and dead skin cells to be flushed past the eardrum into the middle ear, potentially causing a painful infection; not recommended following ear surgery; should not be performed when the ear drum has previously been perforated due to the risk of re-perforation

Due to the long list of potential complications listed above, many surgeries are withdrawing their ear syringing service, and are referring all patients to the NHS ENT clinic, which may have a long waiting list.

Dry Instrument Removal

Dry instrument ear wax removal is normally performed by an ENT surgeon or an Audiologist. The pratitioner uses a selection of different shaped instruments called Jobson Horne probes or curettes. These are like miniature spoons and loops that are used to hook or scoop the wax from the ear canal. It is normally perfomed under illumination. There is a great choice for the practitioner of metal, or plastic disposable curettes, and some of them even have their own light built in. The practitioner will usually apply some Earol to loosen the wax from the ear canal wall before performing the procedure. The tip of the curette is normally pushed past the wax and the drawn back out, bringing the wax with it.

  • Pros: quiet - so great for those who don't like noise; quick - often the wax can be removed in one or two big lumps
  • Cons: small possibility of pushing the wax deeper into the ear; hard wax may be uncomfortable to remove

Micro Suction Ear Wax Removal

Microsuction is by far the most effective method of earwax removal. Tradionally only performed in ENT clinics due to the size and weight of the equipment, it can now be performed by appropriately trained individuals in smaller clinics due to portable suction pumps and operating microscopes that are now available. Continue reading "Methods Of Ear Wax Removal"