Ear Wax Removal
Crawley, West Sussex
Ear wax can easily become impacted in the ear canal causing a blocked feeling, earache or ear infection, itchiness, tinnitus and dizziness. Also ear wax can interfere with the effectiveness of the hearing aids. Audiology Plus provides quick, safe and effective ear wax removal using a microsuction and curette technique according to UK standards. GP referral is not required, however, this is a chargeable service. No long waiting list.
Ear Wax – The bodily process of producing ear wax is completely natural. For many people ear wax goes unnoticed and does not cause any complications. Ear Wax usually migrates out of the ear and does not cause any problems. However, in some people this does not occur and can build up and become impacted inside the ear canal.
Microsuction – It is a safe and comfortable method of earwax removal. A microscope and a finely balanced medical suction device is used to remove the ear wax. The fact that we can clearly see the ear canal and what we are doing makes it exceptionally safe. With no liquids involved it is especially comfortable for the patient and it is usually undertaken in a few minutes. A typical appointment to remove wax from both ears should take no longer than 30 minutes.
Ear Drops – Use of ear drops for 3-5 days initially, to soften wax is recommended. They can be purchased from our reception without the need for prescription or in our online shop.
MEET YOUR THERAPIST
PIOTR SWIATEKBSc (Hons), RCCP, HCPC
Senior Clinical Specialist Audiologist & Hearing Aid Consultant
Piotr has been working in the audiology field within the NHS for over 20 years. He started as an Assistant Audiologist in Surrey Primary Care Trust NHS. He completed his training in Clinical Physiology & Audiology at Middlesex University in London in 2009. He continued his studies and successfully achieved BSc (Hons) in Hearing Science from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge.
Piotr also completed his BSc (Hons) from the Open University, where he studied modules relevant to employment in health, social work and social care. This course helped him to develop an awareness and gain knowledge about formal and informal framework of health and social care and of ethical, social, economic and political issues that influence delivery of healthcare services.
Piotr has a comprehensive knowledge in clinical physiology, audiology and hearing aid technology. He fully understands the physical and psychological basis of hearing and hearing disorders and the impact of hearing impairment on the individual’s life. He routinely performs audiological assessments, hearing aid fittings, follow ups and aftercare services for hearing aid users. He also has a broad knowledge of Tinnitus and Hyperacusis and the impact this can have on an individual. He performs tinnitus assessments on a daily basis and can fit tinnitus maskers. Audiology knowledge paired with the relevant social skills helps him to identify and deal with hearing impairment, tinnitus and other auditory disorders.
Piotr is currently working as a Senior Clinical Specialist Audiologist at Croydon University Hospital. He is also a wax removal specialist, trained at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital. The ENT-led course was organised by the Ear Institute – University College London.
Audiology Plus Ltd is his private audiology practice, offering a comprehensive diagnostic hearing assessment and private hearing aid fitting, tinnitus assessment and fitting of tinnitus maskers, custom noise protection and swim plugs. The aim of his company is to make a difference to patients with hearing impairment so that they may live life without restrictions.
Piotr is a member of the Registered Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP) who governs the NHS audiologists. He is also the Registered Hearing Aid Dispenser (RHAD), registered with the Health and Care Professional Council.