• $60 for pensioners & Workcover
• $40 appointment fee if no wax is found
Ear wax is a normal substance secreted by the ear. It protects the skin in the ear canal and helps in cleaning and lubricating the ear. Some people produce too much ear wax and it can block up the ear canal, and cause temporary changes to the hearing and ear health. In these cases the wax needs to be removed, and techniques such as using cotton buds (q-tips) or ear candling can push the wax further in or risk injury to the ear.
Micro-suction is a safe and effective way to remove ear wax; no water is used, instead, the wax is gently removed using a device similar to a gentle vacuum. Sometimes if the wax is particularly hard softening may be required first by using eardrops. This technique is suitable for any adult who requires wax removal and is especially necessary for people who have grommets, perforated eardrums, or people with depressed immune systems or those taking blood thinners.
We are fully accredited for practicing wax removal.