Microsuction is the safest and most comfortable method of ear wax removal and clearing blocked ears.
Provide Wellbeing’s Microsuction ear wax removal service offers a simple solution to clearing blocked ears. Symptoms associated with blocked ears can be disorientating and painful, which is why we provide quick and easy access to one of our experienced Ear Care specialists on our self-pay service. Our Microsuction appointments are available with Audiologists at clinics in Halstead, Chelmsford, Colchester, and Braintree, allowing you to select the most convenient venue for your care.
Are you experiencing symptoms including ear ache, a reduction in your ability to hear, or a blocked feeling in your ear? If so, you may have a build-up of earwax, which can be removed through the process of Microsuction.
A blockage in the ear can be the result of many factors, including:
Even having hairy ears can be a contributing factor. If you have any of these indicators, it’s advisable to have your ears checked by a GP or Nurse to confirm that these symptoms are not caused by another condition. We would be happy to discuss this with you, so if you are unsure, give us a call before booking an appointment.
Microsuction is a method of ear wax removal that is clinically proven to be more effective than ear syringing. At your Microsuction appointment, our Audiologist will use a powerful microscope to see the build-up of wax or the presence of a foreign object in your ear which may be causing a blockage, and will remove earwax using a small, gentle suction tool.
"I'd been putting off going to my GP for a very long time but when my wife mentioned Provide Wellbeing and that I could get an appointment the same week I thought I might as well go for it. I'm so glad I did, Nicola was so knowledgeable and took the time to explain both the Microsuction procedure and my condition to me. Understanding why my ears give me so much trouble also put my mind at rest, which has made me a lot happier."
Unlike ear syringing, or ear irrigation, which causes the ear to get wet, Microsuction uses suction with pinpoint accuracy to extract the wax. It therefore offers a solution that is suitable for people who have previously had ear infections or a ruptured ear drum.
There are a few simple steps that we recommend before your appointment to maximise the effectiveness of your treatment. Although it is not essential to do so before your treatment, applying 1-2 drops of olive oil or ear drops in the affected ear/s, twice a day for up to 48 hours prior to your Microsuction appointment will help to make the procedure more comfortable. This also increases the likelihood that your Audiologist will be able to remove the softened wax.
The procedure causes minimal discomfort, as the suction used to remove the blockage of wax is very gentle. Our Microsuction appointments and the treatment are normally completed within 30 minutes. In rare cases a second visit may be required to allow remaining wax to soften for complete removal - this will be explained during your appointment by your clinician.
If you have any doubts or questions about ear cleaning or preparing for your appointment, these can be discussed at the time of booking.
These appointments take place at our brand new Clinic Centre on The Crescent in Colchester, Kestrel House in Chelmsford, Halstead Hospital, and Manor Street Livewell Hub, Braintree.
Should you need to cancel for any reason, a full refund will be offered if we are informed with more than 48 hours’ notice. All cancellations made within 48 hours of the appointment will be offered a 50% refund. This includes non-attendance on the day.
You can find a full list of payment terms and conditions here.
To find out more about our Microsuction service, please get in touch for more information or to book an appointment.
Very professional, friendly and accommodating as I arrived late due to traffic and they fitted me in. Very impressed.
The young man who operated the ear suction treatment was very caring, helpful and patient, and was also able to give some useful information to me.
Very happy with everything.
I had the best experience with the nurse that attended to me on the afternoon of 21st September for an ear microsuction appointment. Unfortunately I didn't catch her name! She treated me with empathy, made absolutely sure I received the best care before I left and I will definitely be visiting again. Thank you.
Both my Husband and I had Microsuction and were very satisfied. Lovely caring lady Joanne, she was very professional and made sure we were happy with results. Would completely recommend.
Jo is wonderful, and all the staff are friendly, from when you first walk in the building to leaving, it's a very comfortable experience
Excellent professional service. Nurse explained the procedure in detail before and during the microsuction. She made you feel very comfortable.
The lady who carried out the procedure on my son was amazing!! She was calm, warm and completely understanding of our situation. When the procedure wasn't 100% successful due to a minor complication she offered some possible solutions which was lovely. I would definitely revisit if necessary and recommend. I travelled over 100 miles for this appointment and would do the same again if I needed to.
Fantastic service from start to finish. When booking the appointment the lady on the phone couldn't be more helpful at trying to tie appointments up for me, to when we arrived and had treatment, the lady who did the treatment was so kind and caring and explained everything and made my daughter feel so at ease and relaxed.
Jo Knight is superb, both professionally and personally. There are many places I could go for ear microsuction that are closer to home, but I am happy to drive to your Chelmsford clinic to be treated by Jo as she is one of the best I have encountered over many years of requiring this service.
As usual Nicola the audiologist was extremely professional and caring and was able to clear my ears of wax even though they were completely blocked. The new Live Well hub facility in Braintree is wonderful, clean, spacious and welcoming.
The lady who did my daughter's microsuction was absolutely lovely. The centre was new...with good facilities. My daughter is only 4 and she had a really positive experience.
Very good service. The lady I saw was really nice and remembered me from my last visit. The procedure was quick and expertly done with no discomfort for me and l left with clean ears and much better hearing.
Ear micro suction carried out by Nicola Yarnall. I was really pleased and impressed with the highly professional and kindly service provided. Thank you very much!
Raul was amazing. Extremely knowledgeable and caring.
First class service throughout, initially with the friendly receptionist (sorry didn't get her name) then Jo who gently removed the wax from my ears. I couldn't have asked for a better experience - thank you.
I was very impressed with your service right from booking my appointment to the actual service given on the day. I was sent a confirmation email that included detailed directions and upon arrival was met by a very friendly and professional member of staff who carried out the painless micro suction procedure with total efficiency. I will use your company again and would definitely recommend you 100% Many thanks . Also cheaper than many other companies.
Thank you for seeing and assessing me so promptly. You really put my mind at ease and prevented an unnecessary trip to the GP which as it turns out would not have yielded any benefit or sorted out the problem I came to you about.
My Mum attended A&E on Sunday as she was feeling dizzy and unwell. She had a thorough check over and was discharged but told that her ears were blocked. She attended her GP on Monday who could not help, I phoned Provide Wellbeing on Tuesday morning and was able to an appointment with Jo later that day and it has made a huge improvement for her. Many thanks.
I'd been putting off going to my GP for a very long time but when my wife mentioned Provide Wellbeing and that I could get an appointment the same week I thought I might as well go for it. I'm so glad I did, my Provide Wellbeing Audiologist was so knowledgeable and took the time to explain both the Microsuction procedure and my condition to me. Understanding why my ears give me so much trouble also put my mind at rest, which has made me a lot happier.