Ear Wax Removal Sheffield

Ear Wax Removal in Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Peter Byrom is an Audiologist and specialises in a range of Audiology therapy, as well as ear wax removal in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, he has all of your needs covered. He is fully qualified and experienced in Audiology and is registered with the British Association of Audiology Technicians (BAAT). His experience covers training in NHS clinics at Barnsley, Sheffield Children’s and The Royal Hallamshire Hospitals in Sheffield.

As an accredited provider of hearing services in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, this includes ear wax removal and all of your requirements will be provided by a professional team. Whatever your reasons for ear wax removal, Peter and his team can provide a range of advice and support, make sure that you contact Peter Byrom today. The services that can be provided will be from a highly trained professional, who will ensure that you receive a fast, high quality, responsive and efficient service. Should you require ear wax removal services, make sure that you contact Peter Byrom today.

Ear Wax Blockages

When it comes to earwax and ear wax removal, ear wax normally tends to just fall out on its own, however if it is blocking your ears and causing you distress, we recommend that you contact Peter Byrom today as he can provide a range of ear wax removing services. There are a few solutions available when it comes to your ears being blocked by earwax, you can see a Pharmacist who will recommend some remedies, however due to the nature of the human ear being sensitive, we advise that you call on Peter Byrom, he will provide a range of advice and guidance as well as an ear wax removal service should you require it.

Your ears wax should fall out of your ear, this tends to be at night when you’re lying down, in some situations it may be the case that your ear hasn’t cleared after 5 days, in these circumstances we suggest consulting our team or another specialist, especially if you can’t hear anything out of your ear, this may not be a build up of ear wax, it could be an infection.

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Something as simple as a small lump of natural wax lodged in the ear can cause people so much suffering. Without warning, you are plunged into silence. The sensation of pressure in your ear is irritating beyond belief. You may even feel dizzy or nauseous. Something needs to be done to relieve your suffering. And if left unchecked, an ear wax blockage can lead to pain, temporary hearing loss and tinnitus. You are not alone… Excessive or impacted cerumen affects one in 10 children, one in 20 adults, and more than one-third of older people.

But where do you turn? GPs’ surgeries and hearing clinics have waiting lists. And unfortunately, many of them no longer offer a wax removal service. NHS cutbacks have reduced spending on new equipment, staff training and the repair of ageing equipment. You’ve probably resorted to the safe home remedies; olive oil drops, dissolving drops, or other methods, to no avail. And now you don’t know where to turn.

What is an Ear Wax Build Up?

Your ear canal produces a waxy oil, this is called cerumen and its more commonly referred to as earwax, earwax is necessary as it protects the ear from dust, foreign particles and microorganisms. Ear wax also protects ear canal skin from irritation from water, in normal circumstances excess wax will find its way out of the canal and into the ear opening naturally, then it will be washed away. When your glands are making more earwax than needed it may go hard and block your ear, when you clean your ears you can accidentally push the wax deeper and this will cause a blockage. Wax buildup is a common cause of temporary hearing loss. As professionals, we recommend that you take great caution and care when trying to treat earwax buildup at home, if the problem persists then contact Peter Byrom, treatment for ear wax tends to be quick and painless and your hearing will be fully restored.

The Causes of Ear Wax Buildup

In some cases, some people are just prone to producing more earwax, excess earwax wont always lead to a blockage, however the most common cause of earwax blocks tends to be at-home removal. Using cotton buds and hair pins or other objects can actually push ear wax deeper, creating a blockage. This is why we advise you to call on Peter Byroms ear wax removal services, we will unblock your ear in a safe and efficient way. It’s also important to consider that you are most likely to have wax buildup if you frequently use earphones, they can also inadvertently prevent earwax from coming out of the ear canals and causing blockages.

How we can solve your ear wax problem

Our highly respected audiologist and hearing aid dispenser Peter Byrom has successfully and safely cleared the ears of over 1,000 clients and has many years of experience. He understands how distressing an earwax blockage can be and strives to see his patients within 48 hours – in fact, many are actually treated within a day of calling for help. Peter, who was the clinical lead for adult audiology services at Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust from 2011-17, has a Masters Qualification in Advanced Practice and has undergone 100 hours of mentored training with specialist ear care nurses at the UK’s National Ear Care Centre. He is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. Working closely alongside Peter is audiologist Cheryl Thomson, who has worked at Sheffield’s Royal Hallamshire Hospital for many years and now provides a Thursday morning earwax microsuction clinic at Thornbury Hospital. 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.

Our long-tried and tested ultra-safe methods include:

Micro-suction

This is our preferred method. It is safe, comfortable and pain-free. It involves the use of 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

This gentle method relies on the use of a probe and is effective for harder sections of wax which are not too deep in the ear

Syringing

Warm water is syringed into the ear in a low and gentle, pulsing motion which will not damage the eardrum

Endoscopic suction

This procedure manoeuvres the outer ear cartilage to enable access to  wax build-up otherwise difficult to reach. An endoscope is used to view the ear canal while the ear wax is being removed.

What do our treatments cost?

Each Ear Wax Removal Sheffield treatment is priced £80. You can book into Thornbury Hospital, Sheffield,  here and choose an appointment time convenient to you.

Alternatively, call us on 0114 233 1800.

If you live in South Yorkshire, we can also visit you in your own home. To arrange this, please see the pricing page for further details and fill in the contact form to make a booking.

Why do ears get blocked?

Your ears are designed to produce wax, called cerumen, it is a self-cleaning agent – it keeps ears healthy by trapping dirt and dust and preventing particles from getting further into the ear.

However, some people regularly get blocked ears because:

  • They naturally have more wax in your ears
  • They have ‘hairy’ or narrow ear canals (the tubes that link the eardrum and outer ear)
  • They are older – wax gets harder as you age and the skin in the inner ear can become dryer
  • They wear hearing aids, or use earplugs and earphones which can push wax further down the ear canal
  • Using cotton buds, your fingers, etc to clean ears can also push wax further into the ear.  They can also damage your ear and should not be used

What are the symptoms of ear wax buildup?

  • Hearing loss

Ear wax build up blocks sound from travelling to your eardrum. Your hearing will become more muffled and indistinct as the blockage gets bigger. You could even find you completely lose your hearing in a blocked ear. But don’t worry  – it’s not permanent. Your hearing will be restored once the wax has been removed

  • Tinnitus

Tinnitus, is when people to hear sounds from inside their head, such as a buzzing, ringing or whistling, can be caused by too much earwax

  • Itchiness in the ear canal
  • Earache

Too much earwax can cause ear pain. Blocked ears can also become infected, causing extreme pain and a topical treatment  may be be needed

Home visits are available in South Yorkshire. Please see the pricing page for further details and the contact form to arrange a visit.

What should you do about ear wax?

If the wax isn’t causing any problems, then its best left alone, the eas is self-cleaning and the wax should naturally clear, so it’s unnecessary to try and remove the wax yourself. If you notice wax on the outer ear then this can be wiped over with a clean cloth and that may be all that is needed. Sometimes the wax may build up, particularly if it’s very dry or if the person has a narrow canal or a hairy ear canal. Wax may also 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, this can cause it to feel itchy. If water gets into the eardrum during swimming or showering, then this can cause the wax to expand, giving it a ‘blocked’ feeling in the ear and increasing the perception of tinnitus.

If ear wax build up is causing deafness, problems with hearing aids or is uncomfortable, it may need to be removed, some people who experience tinnitus, may feel that it is worse when their ears are full of wax.

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FAQs

If too much earwax builds up and starts to cause problems or you start to experience symptoms, we recommend that you seek the services of Peter Byroms ear wax removal. For more information, feel free to contact us today. 

Conditions known as stenosis (which involves the narrowing of the ear canal), overgrowth of hair in the canal, and hypothyroidism can all cause ear wax buildup. Using cotton buds, wearing hearing aids, and the ageing of the skin and loss of elasticity can also lead to excessive earwax. 

This will depend on the severity, but in some cases, Impaction, this can cause pain, pressure, itching, odor, ringing of the ears, ear discharge and sometimes hearing loss. So we do recommend seeing a specialist regarding your ear wax removal needs.

Yes it can, so we don’t advise you to use your fingers or any objects like cotton buds that could remove earwax. This will only push it in and make your situation even worse, earwax usually falls out on its own. 

Earwax is slightly acidic and it does have antibacterial properties, without earwax, the ear canal may become dry, waterlogged, and also prone to infection. But when earwax accumulates or becomes hard, it can cause more problems, including hearing loss. For more information, contact Peter Byrom today. 

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