Say Goodbye to Ear Blockages with Peter Byrom Audiology

Are you troubled by earwax build-up? Finding it harder to hear? Don't fret, it's a common issue. Normally, earwax naturally clears itself out. But if it's causing discomfort, it's time for some gentle removal.

Typically, earwax should naturally dislodge, often while you're resting at night. But if the blockage persists beyond five days, starts to feel uncomfortable or annoying, or you find your hearing is affected, it could signal a deeper issue like infection.

It’s always better to catch any build-up of wax early with a proper evaluation and treatment, so why not book an appointment with one of our audiologists? Nicole or Peter will be pleased to help. .

Call us now on 0114 419 1800 or click here to book an appointment

What causes wax build-up?

Ear Wax is a completely natural substance and build-up of ear wax is very common, affecting one in 10 children, one in 20 adults, and more than one-third of older people.

  • Wax may build up if it has been pushed down the canal by cotton buds, hearing aids, hair clips or other implements.
  • Cotton buds can also irritate the ear canal and strip it of its natural oils, which can cause it to feel itchy.
  • Sometimes wax may build up if it’s very dry, or if you have a narrow canal or a hairy ear canal.
  • If water gets into the eardrum during swimming or showering, the wax can expand, giving a ‘blocked’ feeling in the ear and increasing the perception of tinnitus.

How do I know if I have ear wax build-up?

Even a small lump of natural wax lodged in the ear can cause discomfort and you may feel any or all of the following:

  • Pressure in your ear
  • Temporary hearing loss
  • Dizzy or nauseous
  • Pain in one or both ears
  • Itchiness in your ear canal
  • Tinnitus

If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, ear wax removal treatment is quick and painless, so call us to book an appointment and we’ll have you back to ‘normal’ in no time!

Call us now on 0114 419 1800 or click here to book an appointment

How do I remove Ear Wax?

If the wax isn’t causing any problems, then its best left alone. The ear is self-cleaning and the wax should naturally clear, so it’s unnecessary to try and remove the wax yourself. If it is causing discomfort or irritation, then removal may be sensible.

Every ear is different and wax build-up can occur in numerous shapes and forms, which means different techniques need to be used for its safe removal. Some people try safe home remedies, such as olive oil drops, dissolving drops, Hopi candles or other methods, which can be effective in the short term.

As professional audiologists, however, we know ears! And we prefer to use more thorough treatments to get to the crux of the matter, so you leave our clinics more comfortable then when you arrive!

We safely remove your ear wax within minutes, using the following Ear Wax Treatments:

Micro-suction - our preferred method, which is safe, comfortable and pain-free. It involves a binocular microscope which gives a clear and magnified view of the ear canal. A fine, low-pressure suction device then removes ear wax obstructions safely.

Instrumentation – a gentle probe method The probe is completely safe and is effective for harder sections of wax which are not too deep in the ear.

Syringing – can be strangely comforting! Warm water is syringed into the ear in a low and gentle, pulsing motion which does not damage the eardrum.

Endoscopic suction – for difficult to reach areas Your audiologist will manoeuvre the outer ear cartilage to access the wax build-up and view the ear canal with an endoscope whilst the ear wax is being removed.

Ear wax removal treatment is quick and painless, and our team of audiologists would be pleased to help relieve your discomfort.

Call us now on 0114 419 1800 or click here to book an appointment

Do you Need Regular Ear Wax Removal?

Take advantage of one of our subscriptions for routine Ear Wax Removal appointments, to keep wax build-up at bay.

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After each appointment, we will book your following visit before you leave, so you know when next to come. Your subscription can be cancelled at any time.

Top Tip for easy wax removal:
Use olive oil drops for 2-3 days before your ear wax removal appointment!

Come and see us regularly, to avoid earwax build-up.
For more information and to set up your Wax Removal Subscription, Email or call 0114 419 1800 to book an appointment

Frequently Asked Questions

Peter Byrom is an Audiologist and Hearing Aid Dispenser who specialises in a range of Audiology & Hearing Aid Dispensing services. Based in Sheffield he covers all of South Yorkshire including Chesterfield, Barnsley, and Rotherham. He is qualified with a Masters in Science (MSc) Advanced Practice and has over 25 years NHS (latterly as adult clinical lead) and 15 years private sector experience. He is registered with the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). His aim is to provide the best Audiology Service available to you.

Our Clinics
  • Peter Byrom Audiology
    Thornbury Hospital
    312 Fulwood Road
    Sheffield S10 3BR
  • Peter Byrom Audiology
    12 Causeway Head Road Dore
    Sheffield S17 3DT
    0114 419 1800