Welcome to the WaXtract Group

Microsuction Professionals

A safe and effective way to remove ear wax.

Previously Barlow Collins – the same clinic, the same team, the same service you know and love.

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Please select one of out clinics from below to book your appointment online.

Or you can call us for advice or to make an appointment.

01329 448522

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Alternatively if you would like to speak with us and book your appointment over the phone we would love to hear from you.

What is Ear Microsuction?

Ear Microsuction is a technique used to safely remove a build up of ear wax. We use a high-powered microscope to look down the narrow ear canal while using a gentle suction device to clean the ear without the use of water. The suction device acts like a vacuum cleaner, helping to loosen and remove any built up ear wax.

It is the most effective, quick and safe way to remove ear wax.

How do I know if I need ear microsuction?

Cerumen, or ear wax as it is commonly known, is a normal secretion of the ceruminous glands in the outer meatus (ear canal). It is slightly acidic, giving it bactericidal qualities. Jaw movement (talking, eating etc) assists the movement of wax through the canal to the outside. A build-up of wax is more likely to occur in older adults, hearing aid users, people who insert implements into the ear or have narrow ear canals. Excessive wax should be removed before it becomes impacted, which can give rise to tinnitus, hearing loss, vertigo, pain, and discharge.

Blocked ears?
Whistling hearing aids?
Ringing or buzzing sounds?
Ear ache?
Muffled sounds?
TV up loud?

Procedure

We use a binocular high-powered microscope for a 3D stereoscopic view, with elevated power magnification and very bright illumination for our ear microsuction process.

The microscope also gives us lots of magnification and a very bright light and therefore a clear view of the ear canal. This makes it easier to assess and treat, and much safer than stringing.

A gentle suction device is used to clean the ear without the use of water. It works in a similar way to a vacuum cleaner and although it can be quite noisy, it is quick and painless.

It takes an average of 15 – 20 minutes to complete the ear wax removal procedure depending upon the amount and consistency of the wax/debris in the ear. If the object being removed is hard, then removal can be slightly uncomfortable.

Our team members will always talk you through each step of the procedure, and advise you if they think it is going to be uncomfortable.

We Offer

Microsuction Lee on Solent – £75 for both ears £50 for one ear only

(£25 consultation fee if no wax found)

£15 deposit for online bookings, deducted from total paid in clinic

Gold Membership – £230 per year for unlimited visits

Our Clinic Locations

Lee-on-the-Solent

Unit 7, Fareham Innovation Centre
4 Meteor Way
Lee-on-the-Solent
Hampshire
PO13 9FU

Winchester

26 Cranworth Rd
Winchester
Hampshire
SO22 6SE