Ear wax is actually very important, here’s why

If you need professional ear wax removal, visit an audiologist.

Your audiologist will be able to assess your needs and symptoms for earwax removal and perform an initial examination of your ears.

If it looks like you are a candidate for professional earwax removal, he can help you or refer you to an audiologist who can. This person can prescribe wax softening drops before attempting to remove your earwax. These are put in the ear and drain out after a few minutes.

One thing you should definitely not try is to manually remove an earwax blockage yourself.

Before you or an audiologist attempt any kind of earwax removal, there is one crucial thing to check. “First, we need to be absolutely sure that they have an intact eardrum and that there are no other underlying problems in your ear canal or inner ear. Next, there should be no known injury to the ear in the past. An audiologist will also want to know if you have ever tried to remove earwax yourself.


Some people try to remove earwax with cotton swabs, hairpins or other thin objects, but this is one of the most commonly cited causes of earwax build-up.

This is because the objects used may remove small amounts of earwax, but when poked around, they can push the rest of the wax deeper into the ear canal or even pierce the eardrum.

Here is an example of a very nice review on one of our websites: 
“I’m grateful to Mr Mason Levy’s earwax removal job. My ear was swollen and congested and the medicated ear drops prescribed by my doctor were not working at all. After Mr Levy’s earwax removal, the ear healed itself within a few days. Great, attentive and very thorough ear service. Good and professional advice. Would definitely recommend him to others.”

Ear wax is actually very important, here’s why

Earwax plays a very important role in protecting the functions of your ear canal. It is a naturally occurring waxy substance that can be thick or thin, depending on where it is deposited and how long it has been there. Inside the ear canal, it is produced to protect the delicate, thin skin that lines the ear canal and passages, preventing bacteria and dirt from entering and potentially causing infections.

Even if you try to remove earwax from the pinna regularly, it can build up in the ear canal and cause a natural blockage. Earwax can also accumulate in the ear if you use hearing aids or push-in-ear headphones, such as those that come with many mobile phones.

A little earwax is good for your ears, so it’s often the best policy not to try to remove it yourself. It is a natural cleanser as it moves from inside the ear canal to the outside, taking dead skin cells, hair and dirt with it.

Tests have shown that it has antibacterial and antifungal properties. If your ears don’t have enough wax, they’re likely to feel itchy and uncomfortable. And if you don’t have the right kind, you may be more likely to get ear infections.

If the earwax blockage is very large, it may need to be removed at your hearing care professional’s office. Hearing care professionals nowadays usually use microsuction. A curette tool can be used in conjunction with the microsuction. 

What happens during microsuction?

Unfortunately, the size and shape of your ear canal, as well as the amount and type of earwax, is genetically determined and cannot easily be changed by medication. To help loosen the wax, we recommend that you apply a squirt of earol (a sterile, sealed olive oil spray) to each ear a few days before ear wax removal and visit one of our experts in microscopic ear wax removal such as our new practice in Hinckley. You can book an appointment at our ear wax removal clinic with microsuction in Hinckley by visiting our website https://www.earwaxremoval.net/microsuction-clinic-locations/burbage-microsuction-earwax-removal-hinckley-le10/.

Qualified audiologist Jason Levy and his team of audiologists and specially trained medical nurses work from centres in Central London, Greater London and the Home Counties, as well as sites in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, Solihull in the Midlands and more recently Hinckley. Jason’s team are experts in unblocking a blocked ear and primary ear care, they use the latestMicrosuction equipment which is fast, efficient and painless.

Ear wax removal with microsuction

Our fully qualified and trained audiologists use a procedure known as otoscopy to check for signs of earwax problems. Otoscopy also allows them to check the general health of your ears to ensure absolute safety before proceeding with microsuction. If our audiologists feel that it is unsafe to proceed with microsuction, we will discuss other available options to address an earwax problem. We will start with a detailed history, where we will ask you some relevant questions about your hearing. This is followed by a pre-otoscopic examination, which is important to determine the condition of the ear canal and the extent of the earwax problem. If everything is in order, we begin the gentle removal of the earwax using microsuction.

Ear wax removal and microsuction specialists

The microsuction ear wax removal network is an audiologist-led organisation with proven experience in ear health care and a high level of training and expertise in ear wax removal. The company’s mission is to provide the highest possible level of ear care using universally accepted best practices, and our philosophy is “Let’s enable everyone we meet to hear. One ear at a time!” 

Ear wax removal in Hinckley

Our ear wax removal clinic with microsuction in Hinckley also serves clients in Nuneaton, Leicester and the surrounding areas.

Hearing empowers us and helps us live our daily lives. So if your ears are blocked, have ringing, or you struggle to hear conversations in a crowded room, the solution can be really simple: ear wax removal at one of our clinics.

Our ear clinic in Hinckley practices comfortable ear wax removal in a state-of-the-art practice. Are you suffering from pressure build-up in your ears? When you call our specialist ear care clinic in Hinckley, you can get a quick solution combined with a comfortable treatment regime from qualified audiologists.

What is earwax?

The ear canal forms ear wax from inside the ear canal’s lining. The ears naturally form wax to lubricate and protect the ear canal. The ear canal is the tube that connects the middle ear to the outer ear. The wax forms a protective barrier against bacteria, infection and damage from water or trauma. Occasionally, the ear can produce an excessive amount of wax. If this wax then causes problems, the extra wax may need to be removed by an audiologist.

Using our micro-sound removal service ensures that you get your ear wax removed safely, quickly and by someone you trust. This makes the procedure much quicker, safer and less irritating for the patient.

How you can benefit from ear wax removal in Hinckley

Medically referred to as cerumen, earwax is a natural resource produced by the body and serves two important functions. The first is to maintain the “PH level” in the ear, preventing microbial infection, and the second is to provide lubrication to prevent excessive moisture build-up. Audiologists usually recommend microsuction to remove excessive amounts of earwax.

We’ve all heard of earwax and earwax removal – most of us have seen earwax ourselves at some point and know how it accumulates, that at some point you need earwax removal. But, are you also aware of the benefits of earwax removal by microsuction before flying?

Our hearing care professionals have the knowledge and experience to solve all your hearing problems. Call us to make an appointment at one of our UK clinics at 0800 133 7987