Ear wax removal is performed by highly trained hearing healthcare professionals at our practices in Nottingham and Grantham.

Book your appointment today and you could be saying goodbye to that troublesome wax within 48 hours. In fact, we may even be able to make you a same-day appointment. Call us on 01159 618351.

There’s no need to see your GP. In fact, as of 2020, ear wax removal is no longer available through the NHS in England.

Ear wax

We all have ear wax, which is good because it plays an important role in keeping our ear canals healthy. See some facts about ear wax and see what we mean.

But too much? Well, that’s bad.

If it becomes excessive, or compacted, then we have a problem – often a loss of hearing due to external sounds not being able to make it to the eardrum.

It’s not necessary to remove wax unless it becomes excessive or is affecting your hearing. When it does, there are some simple things you can do. Softeners are available from high-street pharmacies and can be effective if the wax build–up isn’t too great.

One thing you should never do is use cotton buds or anything like them to clean your ears, or to try and remove wax. This will only compact the wax and push it nearer to the eardrum.

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Ear wax removal – safe and effective

Our fully trained hearing healthcare professionals can remove ear wax for you – safely and gently – at our Correct Hearing practices in Nottingham and Grantham.

We use the micro-suction technique – it’s safe, effective, and completely syringe-free. And you will be able to see detailed images of your ear canal on screen before and after your wax is removed.

Price: £80, including full consultation and microsuction
Available: Nottingham and Grantham

Some fascinating facts about ear wax

  • Earwax comes in two types – wet and dry. Your type depends by and large on your genetic make–up. Those from north-eastern Asia are more likely to have dry ear wax, while ear wax for most people in other regions tends to be wet
  • The gene responsible for people having dry ear wax is also responsible for them having less body odour than those with wet ear wax. Who knew?
  • Scientists have discovered that ear wax can help in the diagnosis of certain diseases.  Take two odour-producing metabolic diseases that you’ve probably never heard of – maple syrup urine disease (we’re not making this up) and alkaptonuria. They can be identified in ear wax long before being diagnosed using traditional blood and urine analysis
  • Earwax has been useful to anthropologists for studying mankind’s early migratory patterns
  • Odours in ear wax can often tell us what a person has eaten, or where in the world they have been (but don’t worry, if you come to us for ear wax removal treatment, we won’t sniff your ear wax. Promise)

You get FREE or discounted ear wax removal services in the Correct Hearing TotalCare package.