How To Get The Best Value Microsuction Ear Wax Removal London
I have suffered from ear wax blockage for all my adult life, and for as long as I can remember I have gone to Kensington or Harley Street and paid over £350 for ear wax removal with microsuction. Sure, it’s with a Consultant Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon, but I’ve discovered that you can get exactly the same microsuction procedure with an Audiologist for a fraction of the price.
“What Is The Difference Between An Audiologist and an ENT Surgeon?”
That’s a very good question. The training to become an ENT surgeon starts with a 5 year medical degree and then at least two years of Foundation training in medicine before specialist training in Ear, Nose and Throat can commence. It can take a further 5 years before a doctor qualifies as an ENT surgeon. Some then go on to specialise in the nose (rhinologists), some specialise in head and neck, and some specialise in the ear (otologists). Otologists may take an interest in middle ear reconstruction or cochlear implantation, amongst other specialist procedures. In comparison, ear wax removal using microsuction would be a fairly routine procedure for them!
In the UK, Audiologists’ training is typically a minimum of 3 years. Their primary focus is on diagnosing hearing problems and correcting hearing loss. They may then take further specialist training in balance disorder diagnosis and treatment, tinnitus treatment, deep ear impression techniques, paediatric audiology, cochlear implant fitting, microsuction ear wax removal and manual instrument ear wax removal.
An Audiologist will typically look in many dozens of ears every week, and be familiar with healthy and unhealthy looking ears. By the time an Audiologist undertakes specialist training in microsuction, they will have looked in thousands to tens of thousands of ears and be able to tentatively diagnose most ear pathology and know when to refer on to a GP for further evaluation and treatment.
Affordable Audiologist Led Ear Wax Removal Clinic In London
Finally, after spending thousands of pounds of ENT ear wax removal, I found an affordable 5 star rated microsuction ear wax removal london clinic.
Treatment there starts from £55 for one ear, and is a fraction of what I used to pay for microsuction ear wax removal in London