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You’re in professional hands. Established in 2022 by a group of NHS community and hospital Nurses, Pewsey Ear Clinic are pioneers of home visits - Ear wax removal in the UK. That focus, on delivering the highest quality of patient care, still underpins how we work today.
At Pewsey Ear Clinic, you will get FREE Hearing Screenings and high-quality, diagnostic hearing assessments that give you an accurate diagnosis and the best treatment plan. It’s part of the reason why many of our patients/clients return to us.
We are not tied to one hearing equipment manufacturer but operate independently allowing our highly qualified Nurses to offer a wide range of hearing treatment options and recommend the treatment and care that is best suited to you and your individual hearing needs.
Ear Wax Removal.
what is ear wax?
Naturally produced in the ear canal, earwax moisturises and protects them from dust, germs, irritation and even insects.
1. WHAT IS EAR WAX? Naturally produced in the ear canal, earwax moisturises and protects them from dust, germs, irritation and even insects. Most people don’t need to remove it because our ears are ‘self cleaning’ - earwax moves from part way down the canal to the outside of your ear naturally. Some people can have problems with excess earwax, or it may get stuck in their ears. In these cases, people can suffer from discomfort or reduced hearing and can benefit from having the earwax removed. Pewsey Ear Clinic earwax removal service is a safe, effective way of sorting these issues.
3. DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EAR SYRINGING AND EAR IRRIGATION. Ear syringing is NOT the same as Ear Irrigation. Ear syringing was a method previously used in health care settings. Ear syrininging involved using a large syringe to pump water into the ear, this is potentially harmful and should no longer be used. It has been known for many years that ear syringing was a discredited method of ear cleaning or ear wax removal. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has released directions on the ear wax removal and discredited the method of ear cleaning and ear wax removal using a syringe. NICE recommends that all medical practitioners should instead use ear irrigation which uses an irrigation machine that introduces water under controlled pressure or micro-suction using a low-pressure suction machine.
2. START USING EAR SPRAY 5-7 DAYS BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT. Once booked, we’ll ask you to start using olive oil spray three to four times daily for 5 - 7 days prior to your appointment to soften your ear wax and increase the chances of a successful ear wax removal. You can buy wax softeners from our website - FREE POSTAGE. Using ear spray before your appointment makes removal much easier and quicker. If our health adviser can’t remove all the wax, they’ll advise you on what to do next.
4. ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS FROM EAR WAX REMOVAL? Are very rare, but they may include: Temporary dizziness- Feeling dizzy or faint - This can be the body's response to the ear canal cooling down after having wax removed, and usually it’s just temporary. You shouldn't attend for earwax removal treatment if you're already experiencing dizzy or faint spells, and you should see a doctor about them. Ear canal discomfort or pain This is an unusual side effect, and being able to sit very still during the entire earwax removal procedure will significantly minimise the risk. Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears Again this is rare, but you might experience temporary hearing loss. This is because small muscles in your ear may contract to protect your ear against the noise of the irrigation device. It is extremely rare for tinnitus to be caused or worsened by irrigation. Infection All of our tools are 'one per patient' and we follow strict infection control procedures. However, as with any procedure, earwax removal carries a very small risk of infection, for which treatments are available. Side effects are typically short-lasting and go away within a day. If you experience pain or discomfort that gets worse instead of better or have any other symptoms, make an appointment to see your doctor. If you experience severe pain, make an appointment to see them right away in case you have a perforated eardrum or other ear damage.
5. DO I NEED TO TELL YOU ANYTHING BEFORE MY APPOINTMENT? Give us a call if you’ve experienced any of the following: (07761326512 or email@example.com ) o Any pain within the last 90 days o Any middle ear infections within the last 90 days o Any current or recurrent ear infection o Any past operations in or around the ear o Suspect you have any foreign bodies in the ear canal o Suspect you have a perforated eardrum o Any fluid or discharge from inside your ear within the last 90 days.