Ear Wax Trouble? Sister Kate can help.

Sister Kate is a registered nurse & a previous ENT Nurse Specialist that provides micro suction treatments to help patients remove excessive ear wax that is causing a blockage that has resulted in hearing loss or is causing unpleasant feelings in the ear.

With over 20 years of experience in the NHS, you are in safe hands with Sister Kate, who provides these services from a clinic room based at The Fort, near Park Hall, Oswestry.

We now also offer satellite clinics at various locations across north Shropshire & Mid Wales

Home visits are also bookable at an additional cost.

Ear Wax Trouble? Sister Kate can help.

Sister Kate is a registered nurse & a previous ENT Nurse Specialist that provides micro suction treatments to help patients remove excessive ear wax that is causing a blockage that has resulted in hearing loss or is causing unpleasant feelings in the ear.

With over 20 years of experience in the NHS, you are in safe hands with Sister Kate, who provides these services from a clinic room based at The Fort, near Park Hall, Oswestry.

We now also offer satellite clinics at various locations across north Shropshire & Mid Wales

Home visits are also bookable at an additional cost.

What we offer

Microsuction Ear Wax Service

How micro suction works and the safety measures Sister Kate takes:

Micro suction is the most modern, advanced, safest, and pain-free form of ear wax removal.

Our micro suction procedure is carried out with a high-grade surgical microscope to illuminate the ear and magnify the canal and ear drum, so that Sister Kate can observe each and every part of the outer ear in high definition.

Micro suction can be performed by Sister Kate safely and effectively with a low-pressure suction ENT device which is hygienic, efficient and safe.

We do advise the use of oil/drops prior to an appointment

The Benefits of Micro Suction

  • Can still be done if the ear drum is still visible- unlike irrigation.
  • Much lower risk of causing infection or perforation as it is a dry procedure, which means no water- Also less mess!
  • Can provide instant relief from the problems caused by wax build-up.
  • Reduces the need for prolonged use of softening agents, such as olive oil/drops.
  • A much safer way of wax removal as the practitioner has a more accurate view of the ear canal during the procedure.
  • Can remove foreign objects that may have become stuck in the ear canal.

The National Institute for care excellence (NICE) recommend using Micro Suction as the safest way to remove wax build-up.

The cost for this procedure is £60.00 in the clinic*
The cost for home visits is £80.00 within a 10-mile radius.
(Visits outside of this radius will incur additional costs)
*Please note that it is the same cost for one or both ears.

Ear Examination/Assessment

Sister Kate also offers appointments for Ear examinations & assessments.

This involves a thorough check of the ears using a device called an otoscope.

The otoscope contains a light and a magnifying lens to enable close examination of the ear canal and eardrum.

An ear examination can be done to look for any issues that may be causing your symptoms.

For example, lumps or objects in the canal, discharge or a build up of ear wax.

The cost for this procedure is £30.00 in clinic

Free Follow up Appointment

There may be an occasion when Sister Kate for whatever reason is unable to fully remove all the wax blocking in your ears. If this is the case then a follow-up appointment will be offered free of charge until the treatment has been completed.

Micro Suction for Children

Children, just like adults naturally produce ear wax.

A build up of this wax can cause pain & discomfort & on occasions dizziness & mild deafness.

The use of cotton buds & regularly using ear-buds or in-ear headphones can impact the wax further.

Micro suction is a much safer & more comfortable form of ear cleaning for children.

The cost for this procedure is £40.00 in clinic (6 – 16 year old)

COVID-19 Prevention Measures

We want to keep each other as safe as possible so are following government guidelines on social distancing.

Following government guidelines, Sister Kate will be wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) as required for their protection as well as yours.

Masks must be worn by clients throughout the appointment & procedure.

After each person we see in our clinic, we are thoroughly disinfecting the room and all the equipment used during each procedure, ready for the next appointment.

We’re also going to avoid using cash, so if you can, please pay by card or electronic payment instead using our app in advance or paying by card on the day.

If you’ve got an appointment booked, but you’re not feeling well or you have any COVID-19 symptoms, we’d ask that you don’t come in until you’re feeling better.
We’ll make sure to arrange for a later date.

Alongside our main clinic in Oswestry, we now have monthly clinics available in Shrewsbury, Wem, Whitchurch, Newtown and Aberystwyth too.

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