Are you looking for private ear wax removal in Preston? Friel Hearing Services can help.
As of 2020, ear wax removal is no longer a service provided by the NHS. Instead, your GP will refer you to a hearing specialist or advise you to contact an ear wax removal professional.
If you are located in Preston or surrounding areas, ear wax removal is available through Andrew Friel Hearing Services.
Ear Wax Removal Methods
There are two main methods of ear wax removal; traditional ear syringing (also known as ear irrigation) and micro suction ear wax removal.
For a long time, ear irrigation was the main method for ear wax removal. It uses jets of water to loosen and flush out the ear wax. However, many people found this method uncomfortable.
Plus, although it was considered the safest method of wax removal at the time, ear irrigation had risks. For example, the pressure of the water could compact the wax rather than loosen it. In addition, it increased the risk of infection and perforation (hole in the eardrum).
When micro suction ear wax removal was introduced, it overtook ear irrigation as the safest method of wax removal. Known as the “gold standard”, micro suction is safe, effective and gentle. The process involves a trained audiologist using a soft suction or vacuum to gently loosen and remove the build-up of wax.
Micro suction is even suitable for anyone with a perforated eardrum.
Ear Wax Removal In Preston
If you are struggling with ear wax build-up, you may be experiencing earache, hearing loss, dizziness or a ringing/buzzing sound in your ears.
if you would like ear wax removal in Preston, using safe and gentle microsuction wax removal, you have two options – book a home appointment or visit one of our clinics. Our clinics are open 10am-4pm Monday to Friday, but home appointments are available outside of office hours.
At-Home Ear Wax Removal In Preston
Our at-home appointments are ideal for those who struggle to leave the house, especially the elderly or disabled. It is also ideal for those who would prefer to stay at home due to COVID-19.
During a visit to your home, Andrew, a highly-trained audiologist will carry out a video otoscopy before removing any excessive Cerumen (wax) using micro suction technology.
Andrew is a knowledgeable and experienced clinician that has been trained in the micro-suction removal of wax from the ear.
Home visits for ear wax removal in Preston cost £75 – this is irrespective of one or two ears. To book your home visit for ear wax removal, give our team a call on 0800 111 4779 or fill out our contact form.
In-Clinic Ear Wax Removal
Alternatively, if you would like to visit us, we have two clinics. Both clinics, one in Blackburn and one in Poulton-le-Fylde are around 30 drive minutes from Preston.
Microsuction ear wax removal in-clinic costs £50 – this is irrespective of one or two ears. To book an appointment in Blackburn, get in touch with the team on 01254 699 997. To book an appointment in Poulton-le-Fylde, get in touch with the team on 01253 896 022.
More From Andrew Friel Hearing Services
Aside from microsuction ear wax removal, Andrew Friel Hearing Services also offers hearing assessments and hearing aids. All of our services, including hearing assessments and hearing aid fittings can be carried out during a home visit.
A professional hearing assessment will determine whether or not you are suffering from hearing loss. It will indicate whether a hearing aid will help.
A visit to one of our two clinics is the easiest way to obtain a hearing assessment. However, Andrew is happy to visit your home to carry out a hearing test.
A hearing assessment with Friel Hearing includes:
- Medical questionnaire
- Video Otoscopy – Allowing patients to view a video image within their ear.
- Hearing Assessment using the very latest, high specification, diagnostic equipment. Sound insulating headphones are also used to reduce ambient noise levels that may be present within the client’s home and allow specialist high-frequency hearing testing.
- Tympanometry – Impedance testing is used to assess the condition of the middle ear more accurately.
- Comprehensive explanation of results – each client receives a copy of their Audiogram for their own records.
If the video otoscopy identifies a build-up of wax in the ear, Andrew can offer a skilled and quick wax removal service without the need for a GP referral. This may improve your hearing immediately.
If not and you are still struggling with your hearing loss, you can try the Master Hearing Aid during the visit. This will demonstrate the benefits of amplification.
At Friel Hearing Services, we offer a range of small and discreet hearing aids that can be tailored to suit your hearing needs.
Andrew Friel is a highly qualified Private Hearing Aid Audiologist with over 20 years’ worth of experience in hearing care. He will be able to recommend the very best hearing aid for you.
Better yet, we offer a free 60-day trial. By paying a 50% deposit, you can try out your new hearing aids for 60 days. And if you don’t love them, you get your money back!