The Procedure

Simple and Safe Microsuction Ear Cleaning, Performed by Experts

The microsuction technique uses gentle suction to clean the ear, and is much safer and more comfortable than all other forms of ear cleaning, including syringing and irrigation. A small, thin probe is directed at the ear wax and/or infection discharge in the ear canal, and the gentle suction is applied to remove the blockage. With microsuction there is no need for pre-treatment, e.g. olive oil or ear drops.

Steps

1

Patient history

2

Microscopic examination of the ear canals and ear drums

3

Gentle removal of the ear wax/infection with a surgical microsuction unit

4

Microscopic re-examination and final checks

5

Better hearing and healthy ears

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Steps

1

Patient history

2

Microscopic examination of the ear canals and ear drums

3

Gentle removal of the ear wax/infection with a surgical microsuction unit

4

Microscopic re-examination and final checks

5

Better hearing and healthy ears

State-of-the-art Equipment

To increase the safety and comfort you experience, Hearology only uses ENT surgical binocular microscopes. Microscopes of this specification provide the in-depth awareness our specialists need to work with absolute precision within the tiny space of the ear canal. Most other ear cleaning clinics only use magnifying goggles, which provide less accuracy in the procedure because of their inferior magnification and lack of 3D vision.

We are also one of the few to use ENT-grade suction units, which provide quiet, safe, controlled suction superior to the portable suction units typically used. We only use sterile, single-use tubes, and sterile, single-use suction tips.

  • Magnification goggles

  • Surgical microscope (The Hearology Way)

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Hearology’s Full Range Of Ear Cleaning Services

  • £80

    Full Service

    15 mins

  • £60

    Full Service – Special Price

    15 mins

  • £99

    Foreign Body Removal

    30 mins

  • £119

    Children (aged 3 to 12)

    30 mins

  • £30

    Prescription for ear infection

  • £50

    Infection swab and analysis

  • £119

    Full ENT Infection Treatment Service

    30 mins

Please note that if there is no wax or infection present, we will only charge for the consultation at half the price of the appointment.

If it is not possible to complete the ear clean at the first sitting, e.g. if there is stubborn wax, or if the ear canal is sensitive, then you can come back for free follow ups until the job is done. All our prices apply to both ears. We do not offer a ‘single ear only’ price because our ear care professionals have a duty to take the time to assess the health of both of your ears – and, if necessary, to clean them both.

We can provide you with ‘before and after’ photographs of your ear canals upon request. We deliberately do not show a live video of the ear cleaning as we do not want to cause you to move your head during the procedure.

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Prescriptions for Ear Infections

Hearology’s microsuction experts can clear the discharge associated with an ear infection to provide immediate relief. We can also take a swab to identify the pathology of the infection, and write a prescription for antibiotics to remove the infection at source – so you don’t have to go back to your GP.

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Team

Expert Audiologists, ENT Specialists and Microsuction Pioneers. A distinguished, international team of experts from different fields of ear care and speaking a variety of different languages to ensure that you and your ears receive the best possible care.

  • Vincent Howard

    BSc (Hons), MSHAA, HCPC, CECP

  • Bridget McCubbin

    BSc (Hons), RGN

  • Michael Field

    B.Ed, MSHAA, HCPC

  • Dylan Walker

    BSc (Hons), HCPC

  • Bernadette Wilson-Bristol

    BSc (Hons), RGN

  • Harry Davidson

    BSc (Hons), MSc, CAC, RCCP

  • Dr. Krishna Kirthi

    ENT Clinical Fellow

  • Alex Stanciu

    BSc (Hons), RGN

  • Simon Harrison

    BCommPath Audiology (Hons), HCPC, RCCP

Vincent Howard is a microsuction specialist, a member of the Health Care Practitioners Council, and a registered Audiologist with a hearing and balance specialism.

He has experience of working in both NHS and private audiology practices, and it was his dissatisfaction with the level of patient care he was able to provide in these roles, combined with his ongoing tinnitus, that drove him to co-found Hearology.

Bridget McCubbin is registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, has a BSc (Hons) in Professional Practice in Nursing, an ENB Higher Award and an ENB certificate in ENT Nursing. Bridget has over 23 years of extended ENT experience, which includes working in an ENT operating theatre and an ENT pre-operative assessment clinic, and significant time spent in acute ENT care and an NHS urgent referral clinic. In addition to her aural microsuction expertise, Bridget can also assess nasal traumas and refer patients for surgery.

Bridget can also carry out the ear cleaning procedure in Igbo-Nigerian.

Michael Field is a registered Audiologist, a Tinnitus Lay Counsellor and a member of the Health Care Practitioners Council. His international career to date has spanned 30 years and taken in speech pathology, hearing aid dispensing and microsuction. Michael found his vocation as an Audiologist due to his father’s deafness (he was with the 10th Royal Hussars Tank Regiment) and his daughter’s hearing loss resulting from a mastoidectomy.

Michael can also carry out the ear cleaning procedure in German.

Dylan Walker is a registered Audiologist with a specialism in hearing and balance, and a member of the Health Care Practitioners Council. After earning his BSc (Hons) at the University of Cape Town, he managed the Audiology department in a District Hospital there, gaining significant paediatric experience along the way.

Dylan was an Audiologist at the Royal Surrey County Hospital before joining Hearology, where he added aural microsuction to his list of specialisms.

Bernadette Wilson-Bristol qualified with RN, BSc Honours in Nursing and ENT, and has 22 years of extended ENT experience. She is a Sister ENT Practitioner at the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital outreach service at Edgware Community Hospital and Finchley Memorial Hospital.

Sister Bernadette is also a vastly experienced aural microsuction trainer, and an expert in paediatric ear care.

Harry Davidson has a BSc in Pharmacology, an MSc in Audiology and a Certificate of Audiological Competence – the profession’s most prestigious qualification. This qualification, which he earnt in 2007, after three years at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, allows him to work across all areas of Audiology, including vestibular assessment and rehabilitation. Harry has since helped to rehabilitate countless patients with a variety of complex hearing and balance problems.

Harry is Hearology’s lead Balance and Vestibular Specialist, and can also carry out the ear cleaning procedure in French.

Dr Krishna Kirthi is Hearology’s ENT Doctor, with 24 years of experience in the field of Otolaryngology, including his work at the Royal National Throat Nose & Ear Hospital since 2014. In addition to his aural microsuction expertise, Dr Kirthi can also diagnose and treat ear, nose and throat conditions such as Eustachian tube dysfunction, cholesteatoma, asymmetrical hearing loss, tinnitus, vertigo, tympanic perforations, ossicular discontinuity, middle ear effusions, otosclerosis and congenital hearing loss.

Dr Kirthi is also an expert in paediatric ear care and can carry out the ear cleaning procedure in Telugu, Hindi, Urdu and Arabic.

Alex Stanciu is registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, holds a BSc in Professional Nursing Practice, and an ENB certificate in ENT Specialist Nursing. Whilst at the Royal Free, Finchley Memorial and National Throat Nose and Ear Hospitals, to name a few, Alex trained hundreds of nurses in microsuction, and cleaned the ears of over 25,000 people. He is an expert in impacted wax removal, cleaning ears with perforated ear drums, mastoid cavity clearance and steroid intra-typmpanic injections.

Alex can also carry out the ear cleaning procedure in Romanian.

Simon is a Clinical Audiologist with a wealth of knowledge in hearing and balance, as well as communication pathology. He specialises in diagnostic hearing assessments and hearing aid technology, and is a member of both the Health Care Practitioners Council and the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists.

Simon has a number of years of experience in all areas of audiological diagnostics, having previously worked at the Greytown Specialised MDR TB Audiology department in South Africa and at the Berkshire NHS Trust, where he provided hearing aid rehabilitation services for their adult department and managed advanced cases.

He is currently studying towards becoming a Master of Audiology, with a focus on ototoxicity.

Why microsuction?

The microsuction technique is widely regarded as the safest, most comfortable and quickest means of ear cleaning. No outdated ear syringing, messy oil treatment or dangerous and ineffective Hopi ear candles! Our specialist microsuction equipment, in the hands of our trained experts, is far safer and more comfortable than other forms of ear wax removal….

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Simple And Safe Microsuction Ear Cleaning Service

  • Safe – Surgical microscopes for precision and safety

  • Comfortable – ENT-grade microsuction unit for gentle cleaning

  • Specialist – Impacted and on-eardrum wax removal

  • Full Service – In-house ENT and Audiology expertise

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  • Full Service – In-house ENT, Audiology and Balance Expertise

    Some of the most experienced aural microsuction nurses in the country; an ENT Clinical Fellow; a Sister ENT practitioner; highly qualified, registered Clinical Audiologists; hearing and balance specialists.

  • Professional and Convenient

    Our reviews testify to the professionalism of our staff and the excellence of our facilities – click on the green star in the ‘Google rating’ box on the homepage to read them for yourself. We have several clinics in London, frequent promotions and highly responsive telephone teams to ensure that we are always available and accessible for you.

  • Safe, Registered and Insured

    Safety is our priority and we pride ourselves in making the procedure as effective, comfortable and efficient as possible. We also offer free follow-up appointments to ensure that the wax/infection can all be removed as safely and comfortably as possible. You can rest assured that all our clinical practitioners have all the necessary registrations and insurance in place.

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