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Ear Microsuction

ENT Doctor - Touchwood Pharmacy


Price£65 (both ears)
Age Requirements18 years +
Duration30-60 minutes

If you have recently noticed symptoms such as sudden loss of hearing, pressure in your ear, tinnitus or earache, you may be experiencing an ear wax build up. At Touchwood Pharmacy we offer private wax removal services carried out by trained professionals including ear microsuction. You can obtain our ear wax removal services at our locations in Northampton, Streatham, Sydenham and Northolt.

What is Ear Microsuction?

Ear microsuction is a type of ear cleaning technique that is carried out in our private consultation rooms. Gentle suction is applied to the ear canal for the extraction of ear wax build up. It involves the insertion of a miniscule vacuum into the ear cavity to dislodge and remove any ear wax which may be impacting your health and hearing.

How Does Ear Microsuction Work?

Chronic ear wax build up can put you at risk for ear infection. Removing this excess wax is an important part of maintaining your overall ear health. The procedure can be obtained at our pharmacies in Bromley, Walsall and Lichfield, is quick and should be painless, though you may feel some light pressure during the procedure. You may also hear squeaking or crackling inside your ear. These are completely normal sensations and are to be expected when the suction nozzle is performing the removal procedure inside your ear.

What Can I Expect at My Appointment?

Our specially trained pharmacists conduct the procedure. They will first ask you a few questions about your symptoms, their severity and how long you have been experiencing them. This short consultation helps our pharmacist understand the state of your ear health. It is important for us to confirm that your symptoms are indeed being caused by a build up of ear wax. Next, the pharmacist will conduct a physical examination of the ear canal to locate any ear wax in need of removal. If none can be seen, a small specially designed camera may be inserted into the ear canal in addition.

How Do I Prepare for My Appointment?

It may take more than one attempt to remove your wax- so to prepare for your appointment, we recommend using an olive oil product to soften the wax beforehand. Apply olive oil drops or spray Earol (twice a day) from the day you book the appointment, until the day of the appointment (5-7 days). (Always read the label). This may serve to assist in the quick removal of wax.

Before you come in, please call and speak to the pharmacist if;

  • Any pain within the last 90 days
  • Any middle ear infections within the last 90 days
  • Any current or recurrent ear infection
  • Any past operations in or around the ear
  • Suspect you have any foreign bodies in the ear canal
  • Suspect you have a perforated eardrum
  • Any fluid or discharge from inside your ear within the last 90 days


Are There Any Side Effects?

Mild side effects are common and can include:

  • Discomfort during the procedure
  • Temporary loss of hearing
  • Dizziness

    Please do not come into store if you are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19.

    During your appointment, you may be required to wear a mask to reduce any risk of transmission.


    Check with your GP whether ear wax removal is right for you. The procedure is generally regarded as safe but some people may not make good candidates for ear microsuction. Speak with our team today to find out more and visit our pharmacies in Ramsgate, Camberley, Leighton Buzzard and Hanwell for your ear microsuction today.

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