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Micro Suction Ear Wax Removal in Sheffield & Barnsley

Ear wax removal micro suction is one of the safest methods of removing ear wax from the ear canal. Micro suction uses a small suction tube to gently ‘vacuum’ away excess ear wax and can assist with issues such as impacted or excessive ear wax. 

Ear wax removal consultations start from just £59 (one or both ears) and comes with our Wax-Clear Guarantee (practice based appointments only), which means that no matter how many appointments it takes to clear your ears, you only pay once.

Micro Suction Ear Wax Removal Options

Microsuction ear wax removal in Sheffield & Barnsley

Standard Micro Suction Ear Wax Removal

Our standard microsuction package utilises a specula and a head mounted microscope to get a clear view of your ear canal while we remove the ear wax.

Premium Microsuction Ear Wax Removal

Our premium microsuction option uses the latest handheld endoscope to show the clinician a HD camera view of your ear canal while they conduct the treatment. If you wish - you can also view the treatment live on our wall mounted large monitor. 


How Does Ear Wax Removal with
Micro Suction Work?

Before we begin the treatment, we’ll ask you some routine medical questions to ensure that it’s safe to use microsuction for your ears and perform a visual examination of your ear using an otoscope. An otoscope magnifies your ear and allows us to see inside more effectively. It also takes a picture that we can show you to compare how your ears looked before and after!


You’ll then sit in our clinical treatment chair so that the treatment can begin. It will start with the clinician placing a specula (small plastic cone) into your ear canal and using our hospital-grade microsuction unit to create a vacuum through it. A sterile suction probe is then placed through the specula and the clinician will gently vacuum the excess wax away from the ear canal.


Throughout the treatment, your clinician will wear full PPE, including either a head-mounted microscope or premium hand-held endoscope to enable them to see deep into the ear canal while removing the wax. Once the treatment is complete, your clinician will take another image of your ear canal, and show you both the before and after images so that you can compare the results.

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Is Micro Suction Ear Wax Removal in Sheffield & Barnsley Safe?

When performed by experienced and well-trained audiology professionals like Mr Paul Jackson or Miss Chloe Coopland, micro-suction ear wax removal is perfectly safe. In fact, it’s one of the safest ways to remove ear wax from your ears.


Between them they have over 24 years of combined experience and always ensures that this procedure is only used when it’s safe to do so.


In both our Sheffield and Barnsley clinics, we also use the best quality equipment available, such as our hospital-grade suction machine. This ensures that the suction pressure from the machine is constant and steady, with no sudden drops or increases in pressure that might cause issues with your eardrums.

Can Ear Wax Removal with Microsuction Damage Your Ears?

When performed on a healthy ear, there’s almost no risk involved with earwax removal from microsuction. However, if you’ve recently suffered from a perforated eardrum, ear infection, or other ear injuries, this could cause complications with the treatment if it’s used too soon.


To combat this, we always conduct a detailed medical interview with every patient and perform a visual inspection of the ear to check for issues or damage. This ensures that no issue is missed, even if the patient isn’t aware that they had it, and will keep the process as safe as possible.

As with all of our ear wax removal techniques, to minimise discomfort and lower the risk of side effects, it’s important to soften the wax with ear drops for 3-5 days prior to treatment.

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How to Prepare for Ear Microsuction Ear Wax Removal in Sheffield & Barnsley

It’s important to try to soften the wax in your ears before you arrive. This makes it easier to remove and minimises discomfort that can be caused by it pulling away from the ear canal if it’s too hard.

We recommend that you use a trusted wax softener for at least 3-5 days before your microsuction ear wax removal treatment. Our suggested brand is Earol, as we find this to be the safest and most effective at softening the wax.


It’s important to be aware that when you first start using a wax softener, you may find that your ears feel blocked or your hearing worsens. This is a short-term issue that’s caused by the wax softening and shifting around in your ear canal.

If you’ve already tried ear wax removal and are still experiencing hearing problems, take a look at our hearing test page and book a consultation for the best advice on your hearing care.

Why Choose Us?

At Hearing Excellence Clinic, we don’t use any healthcare assistants to conduct any of our treatments or consultations. All of our microsuction ear wax removal appointments are conducted by our Lead Audiologist & Clinic Director Paul Jackson or our Senior Hearing Care Assistant Chloe Coopland.


Paul has over 22 years of experience as an Audiologist, performing ear wax removals of all kinds throughout his career. He’s a registered member of the Health and Care Professions Council and has been a member of the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists since 2002.

Our personal and professional service has been reviewed over 120 times on Google across our Sheffield and Barnsley clinics, all of which gave five stars!

Paul Jackson, head audiologist and managing director of Hearing Excellence Clinic

Microsuction Ear Wax Removal in Sheffield & Barnsley With Hearing Excellence Clinic

Our wide range of services include ear wax removal, hearing aids, hearing protection, and hearing tests. When booking your microsuction ear wax removal in Sheffield or Barnsley, you can rest assured that we’ll get the job done right with no extra cost to you.


Our Wax-Clear Guarantee means that no matter how many appointments it takes to clear your ears, you’ll only have to pay once. 

Visit our booking page or get in touch with a member of our team today.

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