Tel: 0800 111 4779

Wax Removal

Ear wax or “Cerumen”, is normal and its presence is in the canal is healthy, as it helps to protect the ear. Occasionally as wax migrates from ear canal it can cause a blockage, preventing sound from travelling down the ear canal to the eardrum, which can cause temporary hearing loss.

Impacted wax can also adversely affect the performance of hearing aids; in particular it can cause feedback or whistling, or cause the instrument to become faulty.

Micro-Suction

“Micro-suction” offers a safe, gentle and very effective way of removing wax using a soft suction or vacuum. Traditional ear syringing uses a jet of water, which many people find unpleasant and many patients are unsuitable, for example if they have a perforated Eardrum.

Andrew Friel is one of only a handful of Private Hearing Aid Audiologists to offer micro-suction wax removal. Micro-suction is safe and harmless, using no jets of water at all.

Video Otoscopy

To establish whether wax is present in the ear canal, Andrew provides an examination using the latest in Video Otoscope technology. It is possible to view a live colour image of your own eardrum and ear canal on a TV screen using a miniature camera.  Should excessive Cerumen be present, Andrew offers micro-suction wax removal service on site, without the need for referral.

Gold Standard

Micro-suction is the “gold standard” and safest method of ear wax removal.  Andrew is a trained Clinical Audiologist and offers this service without the need for GP referral.

If you would like any further information regarding “micro-suction”, or would like to book an appointment to have your ears or hearing aid checked for wax, please contact 0800 111 4779.

Micro-suction standard charge is £30.00 for one ear, £45.00 if both ears require Aural care.

Andrew Friel has worked within Hearing Care for 20 years and has a wealth of experience. Browse through Andrew's services such as:

• Hearing Tests • Domiciliary Visits • Wax Removal • Repairs and more.

A full range of batteries and accessories is available, which can be posted direct to your home.

From Batteries to Earol Wax Spray, Amplified Telephone to Drying Capsules

Most Hearing Impairments can
be helped with amplification in the form of a Hearing Aid. Miniaturisation has resulted in Hearing Aids becoming smaller, with many cosmetically discrete so there's no need for anyone
to know that you are wearing an Aid.

A Hearing Assessment is straight forward and for many patients a domiciliary visit is the easiest way to obtain this.

Andrew is a trained clinician giving clients a high level of service normally associated with a fixed clinic only without the inconvenience of having travel to one.