Looking after your hearing is vital; there are varying factors that can affect your ear health. If you are experiencing symptoms such as hearing loss and dizziness, you may be suffering from an excessive ear wax build-up. However, there’s no need to worry – Colchester Travel Clinic are here for you, with our Private Ear Wax Removal service.
Our ear health can be impacted by a variety of environmental factors; a build-up of wax is the most common one. It is estimated that around 3.9% of the UK population need ear wax management services. However, in many cases, NHS appointment waiting times can range from 12-16 weeks; this means that the majority of patients neglect their ear health, allowing their conditions to worsen. This is largely due to a lack of awareness that your local pharmacists are in fact equipped to ease your ear-related discomfort.
Please note: You should not use your fingers, or objects such as cotton buds, to remove ear wax. This will be counterproductive, as it will actually push it in and make it worse. Moreover, there is no evidence that methods such as ear vacuums or candles effectively remove ear wax.
Here at Colchester Travel Clinic, your health and wellbeing is our top priority. That is why we have chosen to provide accessible Ear Wax Removal in partnership with TympaHealth.
Your appointment will last approximately 30 minutes; it will be carried out by one of our highly-trained clinicians. Following the removal of some of the wax, tests will be conducted in order to determine any potential hearing issues. If any issues are identified, you will be referred for further treatment. However, in the majority of cases, it is simply an excessive build-up of ear wax causing your discomfort.
Following your diagnosis, we will then remove the excess ear wax using Microsuction. Ear Microsuction is the safest, most efficient method of ear wax removal. Moreover, the process will be painless, as it merely involves inserting a low-pressure suction probe into the ear.