Ear wax removal in London

Ear wax removal patient in Harley Street clinic, London.


If you’re suffering from a blocked ear or impacted ear wax, our audiologists are fully trained in microsuction ear wax removal and can help you safely remove the blockage and get you back to feeling normal.

What is microsuction ear wax removal?

Microsuction ear wax removal is a procedure that uses gentle suction to remove excessive or troublesome ear wax. Using a microscope, our trained audiologists are able to look directly into the ear canal and use a sterile suction device to gently remove the wax.

Occasionally we may need to use other instruments to remove hard wax, or to soften the wax using olive oil.

The benefits of microsuction ear wax removal

Ear wax removal is commonly carried out in GP surgeries or audiology clinics using ear irrigation which involves injecting a jet of water into the ear to remove the wax. Microsuction ear wax removal has many benefits in comparison:

Safer – the clinician can see what he/she is doing.
Faster – it provides immediate results.
Cleaner – there’s less mess.
Preferred – by the majority of people.

Microsuction ear wax removal usually requires a single visit to the clinic. If you’d like to book a consultation, please contact our surgery today. You can call us on 0207 487 2660 or book your appointment using our online portal below.

If you are not selecting a same day appointment with us, it is advisable to use a drop of olive oil or a gentle, over the counter ear wax softener such as Earol in each ear, 2-3 days prior to your appointment.  This will save you time if you have hard wax and ensure you maximise your appointment with us.  If you would like to discuss this with us please give our friendly team a call and they will be happy to advise you further.

What is ear wax and why do we have it?

Ear wax, also referred by the medical term cerumen, is a waxy substance secreted in the ear canal. The colour can often vary but it’s generally represented as a yellowish orange sticky substance found in your ear.

The main purpose of cerumen is to protect the skin of the ear canal, assisting it in cleaning and lubrication, whilst also providing some protection against bacteria, fungi, insects and water. Ear wax generally consists of dead skin cells which are shed in the ear canal, hair, and the secretions of cerumen.

Problems caused by excessive ear wax

In most cases the ears are self cleaning with the wax slowly migrating out of one’s ear. In some cases, individuals create excessive amounts of wax which compacts within the ear canal. This can often cause a temporary hearing loss in addition to symptoms such as disorientation, ear pain, tinnitus and a general feeling of unease.

What can you do about wax

As the ears are self cleaning, we recommend that you should never use cotton buds or insert anything in your ears as this is likely to cause further problems. If you’re creating excessive amounts of ear wax and have a build up, this is when ear wax removal is required.

What we do

At Pindrop hearing our Specialist Audiologists will assess your ear and look at the best way to remove the wax. As a specialist clinic our experts have all the equipment at their disposal to perform safe and effective wax removal. They will always ensure you are comfortable through the procedure and will keep you updated throughout. Once the wax is removed, they will show you via our video otoscope a before and after look at your ear and provide you any further advice if needed.


2019 prices for microsuction ear wax removal are as follows:

£50 for one ear
£80 for both ears
£30 consultation fee chargeable if no wax is found

Hearing Aid Manufacturers

At Pindrop Hearing w e are authorised independent providers for all of the world’s leading hearing aid manufacturers.



Pindrop Hearing are members of multiple professional bodies and associations within Audiology.


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Harley Street

41 Harley Street,
London W1G 8QH
0207 487 2660

Winchmore Hill

748 Green Lanes, Winchmore Hill, London N21 3RE
0208 360 2510

Chelsea Outpatients Centre

280 Kings Road Chelsea,
London SW3 5AW

Spire Bushey Hospital

Healthbourne Road, Bushey
Herts, WD23 1RD

Pindrop Hearing Limited is registered in England and Wales No 05909296 Trading address 41 Harley Street, London, W1G8QH. Pindrop Hearing Limited acts as a credit broker and only offers credit products from OmniCapital.  Pindrop Hearing Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.  Our registered number is 796909.  Credit subject to age and status.