Ear wax removal Plymouth & the Surrounding Areas

We like to do things a little differently for our clients in and around the Plymouth area, by providing you with a personal ear wax removal service in the comfort of your own home.

Using the latest electronic pulsatile ear irrigation machines, we offer our clients a professional service, with a transparent pricing structure ensuring you only pay for the service you actually require.

Ear Wax removal Plymouth at Home – our service

We provide you or your loved one with a professional one-on-one, ear wax removal service in the comfort of the home, also including nursing homes, assisted living or at your workplace, at a time that is convenient for you.

We conduct a thorough health check and examination of your ears, and then using the latest electronic irrigation machines provide quick, safe, painless and effective ear wax removal.  If either before or during the procedure we observe any abnormalities we will give our professional advice on whether you should seek further investigation from either a GP or an Audiologist.

We also provide ear wax softening and maintenance products.

Safe, professional, friendly ear wax removal

We like to do things a little differently for our clients in and around the Plymouth area, by providing you with a professional and personalised ear wax removal service in the comfort and safety of your own home, we come to you!

Steve Durham the owner of Clear Wax Solutions, is committed to providing all his clients with a professional, one on one service, administering a safe and effective solution for removing ear wax in your own home, without the need for you to attend time-consuming clinic appointments.

Using the latest electronic pulsatile ear irrigation machines, and not a syringe, we offer our clients a professional service, with a transparent pricing structure ensuring you only pay for the service you actually require.

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Fully insured professional and reliable ear wax removal service.

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Ear wax removal by one of the UK’s leading healthcare providers.

In-Home Service

Mobile ear wax removal in the comfort of your own home.

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Either book online, by telephone, or use our contact us form.

 
 

Benefits of our service

  • I come to you – no need to attend time-consuming clinic appointments
  • Specialist in ear wax removal with significant experience
  • Genuine caring service – read what our clients say!
  • Transparent pricing – only pay for the service you need
  • Same day appointments are often available
  • Full ear health care, including functional hearing tests
  • Free expert advice is available
  • Simple and easy appointment booking – instant online, alternatively call 07306 652455 or use the contact us page
  • All forms of payment are accepted – cash, cheque, card and bank transfer
  • Fully insured to provide ear wax removal services within your home, care home or work premises
 
 

Preparation before the appointment

It is important that you use a softening agent 5 – 7 days prior to your appointment, and I recommend medical-grade olive oil.

There are many products available other than olive oil, such as sodium bicarbonate or hydrogen peroxide-based items – If you wish to use these instead, please read the instructions carefully as these can act as severe irritants to the delicate skin of the ear canal.

How to use olive oil drops

Step 1 – Lean the head over so that the affected ear is pointed straight up.

Step 2 – Pull the ear gently towards the top and back part of the head, which straightens the ear canal which is normally curved so the ear drops can fall as deeply into the ear canal as possible.

Step 3 – Squeeze 3-4 drops into the ear canal after the bottle has been shaken and warmed to body temperature. A good tip for this is to leave the bottle in your trouser pocket to warm up naturally.  Do not put it in boiling water or the microwave as this can result in severe burns if too hot.

Step 4 – Keep the head tilted for a minimum of 5 – 10 minutes which allows gravity to disperse the ear drops into the ear wax – DO NOT place cotton wool in the ear as this inhibits the drops effectiveness.

This procedure should be repeated at least twice a day for a minimum of 5 – 7 days prior to your appointment.

You can purchase these products from Clear Wax Solutions or from any good chemist.

 
 

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Ear Wax Removal Procedure

What can I expect at my appointment?

What can I expect at my appointment?

  • Firstly I will review your ear medical health through a series of questions, in conjunction with your completed consent form in order to ensure there are no contraindications, or medical jargon for cannot perform the procedure.
  • Once consent has been obtained, I will thoroughly examine the outsides of your ears and surrounding skin looking for any skin conditions, lumps & bumps, tenderness or pain, and inform you accordingly.
  • After that has been completed, I will then look at the internal condition of your ear by using an instrument called an otoscope, which is basically a handheld microscope with a light, looking specifically at the health of the ear canal, eardrum if visible, and if any wax is present.
  • The presence of wax is normal, and I will only recommend irrigation if it is causing a problem such as muffled hearing or discomfort. Occasionally the amount or position of the wax present may mean that removal isn’t totally necessary, and I will give you the option of removal, or waiting a few months, and unlike some others, you will only pay for the service performed.
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What does irrigation, formerly known as syringing, entail?

What does irrigation, formerly known as syringing, entail?

  • If the examination shows that there is a need to remove excessive or impacted wax, I will then set up the machine so we can irrigate your ear, assuming the wax is soft enough to do so.
  • Before starting I will go through step by step what to expect with the procedure and discuss any questions with you.
  • I will then sit by your side, illuminate your ear with a head torch and ask you to hold a disposable collection cup under your ear.
  • The procedure involves gently pulsating warm water into the ear canal via a nozzle inserted at the start of the ear canal. Please note that I use specialist ear irrigation machines designed for this procedure NOT a syringe. The water dislodges the wax which comes out of the ear and is collected in the collection cup.
  • Throughout the procedure I will regularly stop and check the positioning of the wax using the otoscope, ensuring everything looks normal, advising you along the way.
  • Once all the wax has been removed, I will dry your ear and make a final observation ensuring the health of both your ear canal and eardrum.
  • If the other ear requires irrigation, I will repeat the above.
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Does it hurt?

Does it hurt?

Some clients find this procedure quite soothing whilst others describe it as an odd feeling, however, you should not feel any pain during the procedure.

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How long does it take?

How long does it take?

The procedure itself is usually relatively quick and varies from individual to individual, however, allow between 30 to 45 minutes for the complete appointment.

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What's next?

What's next?

After the procedure has been carried out, and I have cleared away the equipment, I will then discuss any observations regarding your ear health and ongoing wax management, including a tailored maintenance regime to keep your ears in tip-top condition.

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Ear Wax Removal Aftercare Advice

Your ear canal can be vulnerable to infection after ear wax removal, regardless of the method used, and until the ear produces more wax to protect itself it is important when in the shower to keep the inside of your ears dry for a minimum of 4 to 5 days after the procedure.

In addition, if you wear hearing aids we recommend not replacing them for at least 4 hours after the procedure.

In the unlikely event that you develop a painful outer ear, severe earache, dizziness, reduced hearing, or discharge after the procedure, please get in touch with your GP.

If ear wax was removed because you were experiencing hearing loss, check whether a good hearing is restored after the treatment. We can perform a functional hearing test, and if this indicates hearing loss you may benefit from a formal assessment by an audiologist.

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What other ways can ear wax be removed?

Here are some ear wax removal methods, some good and some not so good:

  • Syringing – this is the use of a syringe to indeterminately squirt water directly into the ear canal to dislodge the wax. This can be very dangerous as a syringe can deliver significant pressure which is directed at the eardrum, which is only 0.1mm in thickness, with the significant risk of a perforation. This is NOT to be confused with irrigation, which is sometimes referred to as syringing and is perfectly safe when performed by a trained individual.
  • Internet bought devices such as handheld cameras, suction devices and ‘screw tips’ – In the untrained hand these can be extremely dangerous. Once a user knows that the ear canal is only 2.5 centimetres (1 in) in-depth, and the eardrum only 0.1mm thick it isn’t hard to understand what can go wrong! In simple terms don’t use them, and leave ear wax removal to the professional.
  • Ear candling – This are an ineffective method of wax removal, and there is no medical evidence that it actually removes the wax, with the real risk of burning the pinna (outer ear) or depositing molten wax in the ear canal itself. Although this is an ineffective method of wax removal, there are potentially some well-being benefits.
  • Curettes – This is the manual extraction of wax using either a metal or plastic loop/spoon. This method is both effective and safe but must only be performed by an expert.
  • Microsuction – This is the process of removing wax from your ears using a small suction probe. As with irrigation, this is perfectly safe if carried out by a trained professional. Microsuction by the sheer nature that it uses a vacuum can be a bit noisy and also can feel a lot colder than irrigation, as air is being drawn into the ear canal, whilst with irrigation the water is at a constant temperature and a lot less noisy.

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Amanda Little
Amanda Little
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luwegib
luwegib
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Your very welcome, thanks for the review, kind regards Steve

Chris Moorhouse
Chris Moorhouse
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Many thanks for the review Chris, best regards Steve

Jamie Sinclair
Jamie Sinclair
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Thanks for the review Jamie, just started reading the book! All the best, Steve

Carol Gray
Carol Gray
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Your so welcome, the smiles are the best part of the job! Take care, thanks Steve

Richard roberts
Richard roberts
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It was a pleasure meeting you today, and thanks for the great review Richard. Kind regards, Steve

Zeta Brigden
Zeta Brigden
Clear Wax Solutions - Ear wax removal

Many thanks for that lovely review Zeta. I'm so glad we sorted out you issue, and look forward to meeting again when you next need irrigation. All the best, Steve.

Paul Nesbit
Paul Nesbit
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Thanks for the review Paul

Brian Ainsworth
Brian Ainsworth
Clear Wax Solutions - Ear wax removal

Thanks for the review Brian, best regards Steve

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