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Book your wax removal or hearing test appointment

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Somerset Hearing provides a high quality service, your hearing expert will remove any excess ear wax using the method or methods that are best suited to your needs. The consultation will be approx 30 minutes and there are no hidden extra costs. You will only be seen by fully qualified Audiologists registered with the  Health & Care Professions Council.


What is Ear Wax?

Ear wax  is produced by glands in the ear canal. It is an important part of the ear’s natural defence because it has natural lubricating properties and contains an anti-bacterial agent to help prevent infections.  Because it is sticky and moist, it helps to trap foreign bodies and debris. Wax only forms in the outer third of the ear canal and usually, slowly works its way out of the ear, bringing debris with it-rather like a natural cleaning system for the ear.

What are the signs of ear wax build up?

The appearance of earwax varies from light yellow to dark brown. Darker colours don’t necessarily indicate that there’s a blockage. Signs of earwax buildup include: sudden or partial hearing loss, which is usually temporary tinnitus, which is a ringing or buzzing in the ear, a feeling of fullness in the ear, earache. Unremoved earwax buildup can lead to infection. Contact a specialist if you experience the symptoms of infection, such as severe pain in your ear,pain in your ear that doesn’t subside,drainage from your ear,fever,coughing,persistent hearing loss, an odor coming from your ear or dizziness


Is ear wax removal painful?

Microsuction is an ear wax removal technique which is safe, comfortable and pain-free. It involves the use of a binocular microscope or loupes which provides a clear and magnified view of the ear canal. With such a clear view, a fine low-pressure suction device can be used to remove any ear wax obstructions safely.


Why use Somerset Hearing for Earwax removal

  1. You will only be seen by a fully qualified Audiologist registered with the HCPC

  2.  We use state of the art equipment, using the TympaHealth system which allows us to assess the ear condition before and after the procedure and show the patient. If we see any abnormalities and need to refer you to your GP, we can send the photos and or videos for your GP to access this to help prescribe or refer onto ENT specialist services.

  3. If we are un-successful completing the Earwax removal we do not charge for a second appointment, sometimes procedures can be tricky and may need more olive oil before we next see you

  4. The service includes a free hearing test, we explain in thorough detail about your hearing test results



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