Ear Wax Removal

With ear wax removal appointments available daily, we’re here to help you hear

Experts in ear wax removal, Ear Care Specialists is led by Dr Jeff Davies and Parisa Davies

We offer audiologist-led ear wax removal appointments at both our Nottingham city and Edwinstowe clinics. Please note, our opening times may differ at each location.  

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State of the art microscope for ear wax removal

State of the art ENT HD video microscopes and NICE recommended ear wax removal methods

Uniquely, we use a state-of-the-art ENT operating microscope to illuminate and visualise your ears in ultra high definition. This is the true gold standard for ear examination. We are then able to gently remove your ear wax using microsuction. Unlike syringing, this is a safe and dry method which does NOT require the pre-application of oil drops or wax softeners, which are often only necessary in a small minority of hard wax cases.

Ear Wax Removal in Children

Wax removal can be undertaken safely on children given the right circumstances. We are highly experienced at this and see children from as young as six years old. Importantly, the child will need to remain still and calm throughout the process. Adjustments such as sitting on the parents lap or watching an ipad can often help. In rare instances, specialist sedation may be required via ENT.

Ear Wax Removal

Using magnification and light to visualise your ear, gentle suction is applied to remove the ear wax (microsuction). This is a dry method which does not require the pre-application of oil drops, although they can often help in cases of hard wax. 

Time: 45 minutes  |  £79.00

Hearing Assessment

A comprehensive hearing assessment including video otoscopy, wax removal (as necessary) middle ear evaluation and pure tone audiometry. Tinnitus evaluation and hearing aid management can be discussed as required.

Time: 75 minutes  |  £119.00

Frequently asked questions

We perform around 1000 ear wax removal procedures every year. We are highly experienced in this field, with many of our fellow audiology colleagues coming to us specifically for ear wax removal training and supervision.   

Uniquely, Ear Care Specialists (Nottingham hub clinic) is home to a state-of-the-art high resolution ENT operating microscope. This offers unrivalled otoscopic viewing throughout the microsuction procedure. This is essential for safe ear wax removal.    

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Sometimes wax isn’t discovered upon examination of the ears. In this case, patients often opt to have further hearing assessments within the appointment to better understand their symptoms. A consultation fee of £30 applies in this circumstance.

Wax removal can be undertaken safely on children. We see patients as young as six years old. Importantly, the child will be required to remain still and calm throughout. Adjustments such as sitting on the parents lap often help with this.  

Infrequently, patients might require the application of further softening drops and to return for a second treatment. If this is the case, no further charges will be applied. 

Yes! We use a video otoscope and take before and after images of your ears so you can see the results for yourself.    

Olive oil drops for two or three days can help with hard ear wax removal however it isn’t absolutely necessary for microsuction. We discourage the use of Otex and other chemical wax softeners which can often turn your ear wax to mush, making it far more difficult to remove.

The procedure shouldn’t cause any pain. Mild discomfort can be experienced if the wax is hard. We encourage the use of drops prior to your appointment, although this isn’t always necessary.   

The actual ear wax removal process via microsuction usually takes just a few seconds to minutes. We allow extra time for a thorough consultation, sanitisation and to ensure your comfort throughout. 

We are able to remove foreign bodies such as hearing aid domes and cotton bud tips. We will always start with a thorough examination to ensure it can be safely removed.  

If any otological conditions / symptoms are uncovered during your appointment, you will be advised accordingly. We work with a very experienced private ENT consultant who we can refer you to should you wish.

Patients can also request a written appointment summary of any discussions, actions and test results. This can be useful if seeking out further management.

Microsuction is a safe and effective dry method of ear wax removal. It is recommended by the national institute for health and care excellence (NICE). Syringing is considered to be a more dated method which involves ear irrigation. It is not suitable for perforated ears (something that simply can’t be known when the ear is occluded with wax) and can put undue pressure on the ear drum.  

Where to find us

Nottingham City Centre (Primary Clinic)

📍 20 The Ropewalk,  NG1 5DT  

Conveniently located near the centre of Nottingham with pay and display parking right outside (RingGo). 

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  • Wheelchair Friendly

Edwinstowe (Spoke Clinic)

📍 18 High Street, Edwinstowe, NG21 9QS 

Private clinic accessed via Rebel Beauty & Aesthetics. On-street parking or East Lane / West Lane car parks nearby (free). 

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