Irrigation Ear Wax Removal at Kensington Hearing

Irrigation Treatment

Irrigation is fantastic for ears that are bendy or wax that is very soft and liquid-like. Allowing for a gentle stream of water to enter the canal and flush away the wax deposits. Unlike the older syringing methods, irrigation does not use force to remove the wax.

Irrigation may be used in combination with other ear wax removal methods to successfully clear the ear canal of all blockages.

 Ear wax, while a natural substance, can sometimes accumulate excessively and cause discomfort or hearing issues. That’s where professional ear wax removal comes in. At Kensington Hearing, our team of expert audiologists are highly skilled in irrigation ear wax removal, ensuring a comfortable and thorough procedure. Let’s delve into what this service entails and why it could be the perfect solution for you.


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What is Irrigation Ear Wax Removal?

Irrigation Ear Wax Removal is a modern and gentle method of removing excessive or impacted ear wax. The procedure involves introducing a controlled stream of water into the ear canal to flush out the wax. This method is considered safer and more comfortable than traditional methods like ear syringing.

The benefits of Irrigation Ear Wax Removal are numerous. Firstly, it’s a quick procedure, typically taking no more than 30 minutes. Secondly, it’s generally painless and more comfortable than other methods. Lastly, it’s highly effective at removing wax, even when it’s become hard or impacted.

At Kensington Hearing, we use the latest equipment and techniques for Irrigation Ear Wax Removal, ensuring a safe and effective procedure. Our audiologists are experienced and trained in this method, providing you with the highest standard of care.

Why Choose Kensington Hearing for Ear Wax Removal?

At Kensington Hearing, we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional ear care services, and our irrigation ear wax removal procedure is no exception. Our team of highly qualified and experienced audiologists are dedicated to providing you with a safe, comfortable, and effective treatment.

Our audiologists are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and are members of the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (BSHAA), ensuring they are up-to-date with the latest procedures and technologies in audiology. They have performed thousands of ear wax removal procedures, making them experts in their field.

Our clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and we use the latest ear irrigation equipment, ensuring a safe and effective procedure. We adhere to the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene, and our friendly staff are always on hand to make your visit as comfortable as possible.

We are proud to have been awarded the ‘Best Audiology Clinic in London’ for two consecutive years, a testament to our commitment to excellence in patient care and service.

The Process of Irrigation Ear Wax Removal at Kensington Hearing

When you choose Kensington Hearing for your ear wax removal, you can expect a thorough, professional, and comfortable experience. Here’s what the process looks like:

  1. Consultation: Our audiologist will start with a detailed consultation, discussing your medical history and any symptoms you may be experiencing. This is followed by an examination of your ears using a special instrument called an otoscope.

  2. Procedure: If ear wax removal is deemed necessary, the audiologist will proceed with the irrigation method. This involves gently flushing the ear canal with warm water to dislodge and remove the wax. Our audiologists use specialized equipment to control the water pressure, ensuring a safe and comfortable procedure.

  3. Post-Procedure Check: After the procedure, the audiologist will re-examine your ears to ensure all wax has been removed and that the ear canal is healthy.

  4. Aftercare Advice: You will be given personalized advice on how to care for your ears post-procedure and how to prevent future excessive wax build-up.

At Kensington Hearing, your comfort and safety are our top priorities. We ensure that every step of the process is carried out with the utmost care and professionalism.

Post-Procedure Care and Tips

After your irrigation ear wax removal procedure at Kensington Hearing, it’s important to take proper care of your ears to ensure optimal healing and prevent future wax build-up. Here are some tips from our expert audiologists:

  1. Avoid Water Entry: Try to keep your ears dry for at least 24 hours after the procedure. This means avoiding swimming and being careful when showering or washing your hair.
  2. Use Ear Drops: If recommended by your audiologist, use ear drops to soothe your ears and help maintain a healthy level of earwax.
  3. Avoid Ear Buds or Cotton Swabs: These can push wax further into your ear canal and cause blockages. Instead, clean the outer part of your ear with a washcloth.
  4. Regular Check-ups: Schedule regular appointments with your audiologist to monitor your ear health and catch any potential issues early.

Remember, everyone’s ears are different. What works for one person may not work for another. It’s always best to follow the personalized advice given by your Kensington Hearing audiologist.

Book Your Appointment Today

Ready to experience the relief of professional ear wax removal? Our team at Kensington Hearing is ready to assist you. With our expert audiologists and state-of-the-art facilities, we’re committed to providing you with a comfortable and effective treatment experience.

To book your appointment, simply click here or call us at (phone number). Our friendly staff will help you find a convenient time for your visit. We’re located in the heart of London, making it easy for you to access our services.

Don’t let ear wax build-up affect your quality of life. Schedule your irrigation ear wax removal appointment at Kensington Hearing today. We look forward to helping you hear clearly and live comfortably.

Frequently Asked Questions about Irrigation Ear Wax Removal

We understand that you may have several questions about the irrigation ear wax removal procedure. Here, we’ve compiled and answered some of the most frequently asked questions to help you understand the process better.

Q1: Is irrigation ear wax removal safe?

Yes, irrigation ear wax removal is a safe procedure when performed by a trained professional. At Kensington Hearing, our experienced audiologists follow strict safety protocols to ensure a comfortable and effective treatment.

Q2: Does the procedure hurt?

Most patients find the procedure comfortable. You may feel a slight sensation of water in your ear, but it should not cause any pain. Our team is dedicated to making the experience as pleasant as possible for you.

Q3: How long does the procedure take?

The procedure typically takes about 20-30 minutes per ear. However, the duration can vary depending on the amount and consistency of the ear wax.

Q4: How often should I get my ears cleaned?

The frequency of ear cleaning depends on how quickly your ears produce wax. Some people may need it every six months, while others may need it less frequently. Our audiologists can provide a personalized recommendation based on your needs.

Q5: What should I do after the procedure?

After the procedure, it’s important to keep your ears dry for a day or two to prevent infection. Our team will provide you with detailed post-procedure care instructions.

Q6: Can I clean my ears at home?

While it’s okay to wipe the outer part of your ear with a cloth, you should never insert anything into your ear canal. This can push the wax further in and cause a blockage. Professional ear cleaning is the safest way to remove ear wax.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help you hear better.

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