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Ear Wax Removal

It is important before you attend your ear wax removal appointment, you soften the wax prior to the procedure. We recommend a minimum of 3 days of Earol before your appointment.  If you have been advised not to do this please call and ask for an Audiologist to call you before you attend so we can ask for more details.

However, if Ear Wax is not causing any problems, it is best left alone. The ear is self-cleaning and the wax should clear naturally, so it is unnecessary to try to remove the wax yourself.  As the old adage says ‘nothing smaller than your elbow should go in your ear!”

Earwax may build up, particularly if it is ear or skin is very dry or if the person has narrow or hairy ear canals. Wax may also build up if it has been pushed down the canal by cotton buds, hearing aids, hair clips, or other implements. This can irritate the ear canal or strip it of its natural oils and cause it to feel itchy. When water gets into the ear during swimming or showering this may cause the wax to expand, this ‘blockage’ in the ear can give or increase the perception of tinnitus. This is usually resolved by removing the wax.

If the wax build-up is causing deafness, problems with hearing aids, or is uncomfortable, it may need to be removed.

At Summertown Audiology we can assess and remove the wax safely using Microsuction.  To find out more about this process click below or to book an appointment call the number above or follow the link below to book online.

Hearing Care

We believe that hearing health care should be as important as eye and dental care.  Regular check ups are important as with many things, having a health check and being proactive can benefit us all long term.  Communication is the foundation of human interaction and so ‘To listen, you must first hear’.

Other Services

We believe in prevention so are passionate about looking after your ears.  We do a wide range of hearing protection and hearing solutions for all.

As Sam’s Gran used to say “an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure”

We work with colleagues at the Summertown Clinic to help those with BPPV, a form of common dizziness often mistaken for Meniere’s Disease.

Sam is a Tinnitus Adviser and has a special interest in this.

Please get in touch if you want to have a chat about any of these services.


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