Our Audiologist performs diagnostic hearing tests for patients above 3 years old. The results will be given to you & explained at the appointment and the results may be sent to any other doctors involved in your care. Appropriate referrals could also be made if necessary. If authorisation is obtained your bill may be sent directly to your UK based health insurance company.
Swim and sound filter plugs
At ent4kids we are able to take moulds & provide custom ear plugs, swimming plugs & sound filter plugs. The impression appointment will take about 15 minutes and your plugs will be sent to you within 7 days.
We suggest that anyone with a perforated ear drum or predisposed to ear infections wear swimming plugs while swimming/washing their hair in order to avoid dirty water getting into the middle ear cavity.
Removal of wax
Wax removal is performed at ent4kids either by an ent consultant or by a trained audiologist via micro suction.
Microsuction is considered far safer and more comfortable than other methods such as syringing because it does not rely on forcing pressurised water into the ear canal, with potential risk of damage to the eardrum.
The wax removal consultation usually lasts up to 30 minutes. If for any reason it is found to be unsafe to proceed with microsuction we will talk you through other available options for resolving your ear wax.
Following a wax clearance appointment you may wish to have a hearing screening performed. During this screening each ear will be assessed separately and your hearing thresholds will be explained.