Ear wax, is produced inside your ears to keep them clean and free of germs. It protects the skin of the human ear canal, assists in cleaning and lubrication, and provides some protection from bacteria, fungi, insects and water. Overall, ear wax is a good thing!
Some people produce a larger amount of ear wax, which doesn’t naturally leave the ear and blocks the ear canal. This leads to reduced hearing and also a blocked feeling in the ear.
The best way to clear excessive earwax is to use microsuction which is a small medical suction device that carefully hoovers out the ear wax. This is now the preferred treatment and is far safer than traditional syringing with water.
We use high powered surgical magnifying glasses to see the fine details of the ear canal and drum enabling the ear wax to be removed safely for adults and children.
We treat adults and children and are conveniently located at the Bedford Consulting Rooms in central Bedford. There is free parking on site and also parking at St Peters Street Car Park less than a minute walk.
A consultation fee of £40 is charged if no ear wax is present.
Home visits can also be arranged – please call 01234 417318.
We advise both adult and children to use olive oil to soften the ear wax prior to their appointment. Olive oil encourages the natural movement of wax from the outer ear by softening it. Normal olive oil works just fine and a ‘dropper’ can be bought from your local pharmacy. Alternatively, pharmacists also sell olive oil spray for ear wax softening.
Yvonne is a microsuction ear wax removal specialist. She completed a microsuction ear wax removal training course at Charing Cross Hospital which is accredited for continuing professional development by the British Society of Audiology and ENT UK.
When Yvonne is not carrying out microsuction ear wax removal, she works as a nurse at Bedford Hospital and has 20 years’ nursing experience.
We recognise that it might not be easy for residents of nursing and care homes to attend the clinic. We operate a mobile ear wax removal service so we can come to your location.
Please call to discuss your requirements and book an appointment.
Bedford Consulting Rooms
4 Goldington Road
Most GP practices used to offer ear syringing. Following a recent change by the the NHS, most patients are now no longer able to have ear wax removed for free by the NHS. Ear wax removal using microsuction is now the preferred approach.
We offer the microsuction ear wax removal service at the Bedford Consulting Rooms in Bedford. The nearest parking is at St Peters Street Car Park
We offer evening and weekend appointments for microsuction ear wax removal at the Bedford Consulting Rooms in Bedford.
The closest parking is less than a minute away at St Peters Street Car Park. Your appointment for microsuction ear wax removal should take less than 30 minutes.
We provide ear wax microsuction for children. If your child is suffering from excessive ear wax, please call on 01234 417318 to discuss how we can help.