Wax Removal

Earwax Removal

Earwax is produced by glands within the ear canal. It has a protective purpose to trap dust and other small particles and prevent them from reaching and potentially damaging the eardrum. The amount of wax produced is varied from person to person and usually comes out on its own. Earwax can become a problem if there is a large build up causing a blockage; this is when it may require removing.

Symptoms of Earwax

Our Earwax Removal Service

At Tailored Hearing Solutions, we are trained in the latest technique of Microsuction. Micro-suction is a non-invasive, safe, comfortable and effective earwax removal method for people of all ages, including cases where syringing may be unsuitable or ineffective.

Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus pandemic we have had to increase our ear wax removal charges to £50 for one ear or £70 for 2 ears. This is due to now an increased need for extra PPE and longer cleaning processes. This in turn has meant that we have had to increase appointment times to 45 minutes. We have taken these steps in line with government and industry governing bodies guidelines to ensure yours and our safety.

A £20 charge will also be payable should there be no ear wax to remove.

If the wax is too impacted and hard to remove and a follow up appointment is required, a follow up charge may be applied.


Microsuction is a wax removal technique using a binocular operating microscope. This allows depth perception and magnification so it becomes easier to look straight into the ear canal and using a very fine sterile suction device at low pressure remove the wax. Occasionally we may need to use other instruments to remove hard wax.
The technique means that we can always see what we are doing and can avoid touching the skin of the sides of the ear canal which makes the process a lot more comfortable. Microsuction is the method preferred by medical staff and patients alike for guaranteed effective removal of wax. Unlike traditional forms of wax removal using earwax softening drops for a week is not always necessary and in most case the wax can be removed safely within minutes.
Call us on 01524 587623 to book your appointment.