Ears feeling blocked?

Feeling dizzy?

Hearing aids not functioning well?

Your ear canals may be blocked with wax.

Ear wax can cause a number of issues, and can limit your hearing ability if not removed. However, trying to arrange safe removal is actually a lot more difficult than it used to be.

Why Won’t My Doctor Remove Ear Wax?

This is because new clinical guidlines released by NICE (the National Institure for Clinical Excellence) reccommended that ears should no longer be syringed, due to possible complications, including eardrum perforations and tinnitus (https://cks.nice.org.uk/earwax).

This means that people can find it difficult to obtain the relief they require quickly, often requiring a referral to the local Ear Nose and Throat department – then having to wait months for a simple procedure!

At Open Hearing Solution Paisley Hearing Centre, we carry out wax removal by microsuction. This is the same method carried out in ENT departments throughout the country, and allows for the clearing of ear canals in a safe and hygenic manner.

Microsuction Procedure

Microsuction Procedure (thanks to the Hearing Lab for image!)

The procedure involves the insertion of a cone into the ear canal, and a probe connected to a medical hoover simply sucks the material from the ear.


Well, not quite. This procedure must only be performed by a qualified professional.

With over 15 years experience in both private and clinical Audiology, working in Audiology and ENT departments throughout the country, I have extensive experience in performing microsuction on even the most awkward of cases.

In most cases, ear wax is removed in 5-10 minutes, with no adverse side-effects. Even impacted wax can be removed at one appointment, and oil or drops need only be used for 1 or 2 days.

Contact Us For Advice / Appointment

If you’re bothered with ear wax, or feel that there may be an issue of any kind with your ears or hearing, contact us on 0800 059 9230, email at info@openhearing.scot, or book an online appointment at https://openhearing.scot/book-now/ for a impartial consultation.