Ear Wax Removal Service

Unfortunately, General Practitioners no longer offer free ear syringing to patients with ear wax build-ups. Since Clinical Commissioning Groups are no longer paying GPs for ear wax removal, this service is no longer available through local surgeries.

Companies such as Boots that provided ear wax removal services have since discontinued this service as well.

As a result, many people cannot get their ears cleaned. When you do not have excessive ear wax, you cannot imagine the problems it can cause. Hearing loss is not the only discomfort some people experience. Many people also suffer from infections. A number of people who have attended Allegro Optical for ear wax removal felt unsafe driving or couldn’t do their jobs until they had the wax removed.

Allegro Optical offers a safe, caring, and efficient ear wax removal service. In order to remove ear wax,  irrigation and microsuction are used. 

For both irrigation and microsuction, we ask that you use olive oil for two weeks before the procedure. This softens the wax and makes the procedure easier and more comfortable. In order to understand the difficulties and concerns you are having regarding your hearing, our health care professionals will ask a few questions about your hearing and ear, nose and throat, ENT history. After that, they will ask you questions about how you cope in specific social situations. Answers to all questions will be relevant and used to provide the best possible solutions.

Isn’t Irrigation the same as syringing?

Irrigation has completely replaced ear syringing as a method of removing ear wax. Cleansing the ear with syringes is largely discredited. The method caused more problems than it solved, and it was not always successful at removing ear wax. During irrigation, water pressure is controlled, making it a safer, more effective process.

What is microsuction

The procedure of microsuction is one of the driest and safest methods of cleaning ears. The hearing care professional examines the ear under a microscope. By magnifying the ear, the hearing care professional is able to diagnose and treat the hearing loss more effectively. A suction device is then used to clean the ear under magnification using very little water.

We work with a mobile service that travels to the home of elderly patients who are unable to travel to the clinic for excessive ear wax treatment. The mobile team also make house calls to nursing homes and assisted living facilities. 

In another BBC article, the BBC explains why it is no longer free to remove ear wax  – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-54296737

If you are suffering from excessive ear wax, please get in touch with either Allegro Optical Greenfield on 01457 353100 or Allegro Optical Meltham on 01484 907090 to book an appointment to have your ears cleared.