Ear wax is a common cause of hearing loss but it can be removed in minutes at one of our clinics across Kent.
And we are now offering ear and hearing health check-ups using the Tympa system – the world’s first all-in-one ear and hearing health assessment device.
The Tympa system uses high-definition digital otoscopy for examinations, microsuction wax removal and a hearing screening test. All this can be delivered within a single 30-minute appointment.
Better still, the Tympa system is backed up by a unique ‘remote review’ feature. This gives our practitioners the ability to send patient images and videos for expert review by ENT specialists and audiologists if required.
Any loss of hearing can have huge implications for social isolation, risk of falls and increased risk of developing dementia. Wax is also the reason 60-70% of hearing aids are sent for repair. Most GPs are no longer offering ear wax removal as a service and waiting times continue to increase, with some patients waiting up to a year to receive treatment. Many are simply resigning themselves to living with hearing loss, which is why we are investing in additional wax clinics, ear care practitioners and the new Tympa system, to stop this from happening.
Many of our patients feel relief once their wax is removed, with some noticing an immediate improvement to their hearing. Once the ear is clear from wax or debris, our team may be able to conduct further hearing screening using the Tympa system, which will determine whether they have a hearing loss or whether their hearing is normal. If a hearing loss is identified our practitioners can make an onward referral to one of our audiologists to assess whether a hearing aid is needed.
By attending regular ear and hearing health check-ups at your nearest Hearbase clinic, many issues can be identified and treated before they become a more serious problem. A check-up is quick, painless, and often saves patients having to attend multiple appointments with different healthcare professionals.
Hearbase wax clinics across Kent
Below are links to the many specialist ear wax removal clinics we operate across Kent – to book your appointment call 0800 028 6179 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ashford – Hearbase at the Spencer Private Hospital
- Bromley – Hearbase Bromley branch
- Bexleyheath – Hearbase Bexleyheath branch
- Canterbury – Hearbase at the Canterbury Medical Practice
- Dover – Hearbase at the Dover White Cliffs Surgery
- Deal – Hearbase Deal branch
- Folkestone – Hearbase Folkestone branch