Our experienced hearing care expert

Lindsay Gillespie

E.Lindsay Gillespie (BSc FSHAA HCPC registered)

Hearing Aid Audiologist & Ear Care Specialist

Lindsay qualified as an audiologist 30+ years ago. Working with the world's leading hearing aid manufacturers, he has been delivering help to patients with a range of hearing difficulties. Turning his attention to those who develop more acute hearing loss due to earwax build-up, Lindsay worked as an ear care practitioner in one of the leading private hospitals in Northern Ireland for 5 years before establishing Earwax Removed in 2018. He offers dedicated care to those with ear wax problems.

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"I woke up this morning and couldn't hear out of one ear!"

"Could ear wax be causing this?"

If you suddenly feel that your ears are stuffed up, or if you develop a hearing loss or tinnitus in one or both ears, more often than not the problem is a build-up of ear wax completely blocking the ear canal. However, any sudden hearing loss needs to be assessed as quickly as possible.

"Do You offer Private Ear Syringing?"

Ear syringing is an outdated and unsafe method of earwax removal. We offer safe and easy ear wax removal at our hearing aid centre in Belfast. We can quickly assess if the problem is ear wax and remove it. If not, we can offer a hearing assessment to get to the source of the problem and give any necessary advice.

"I can't get a Doctor's Appointment For Two Weeks, Can You See Me Sooner?"

At Earwax Removed we will try and see you within 48 hours at Belfast or Templepatrick, Northern Ireland

Microsuction Earwax Removal Belfast

Microsuction Earwax removal

Micro-suction ear wax removal is indicated when a person can not have water introduced to their ear. It is also one of the safest, easiest and quickest methods of ear wax removal undertaken.

Manual earwax removal Belfast

Wax removal With Instruments

Sometimes the easiest way to get rid of wax is with the use of specialist instruments. Using high-powered magnification (Loupes) it is often possible to remove wax and other obstructions without the need for suction, or water.

Irrigation earwax removal Belfast

Irrigation Earwax removal

We undertake ear wax removal using a special irrigation machine which introduces water to the ear canal in a gentle manner washing all of the ear wax out. It is important that you use some oil (earol is excellent) in your ears for a couple of days before irrigation is performed. It makes the process easier and comfortable.

Frequently Asked Questions About Ear Wax

How Often Should I have My Ears Cleaned?

There is no recommended time for this. Some people need their ears unblocked every year – or more frequently. It is wrong to believe that you shouldn’t have wax removed regularly. If it’s done correctly there are minimal risks involved.

What’s the best way to treat ear wax on an ongoing basis?

Regular application of olive oil helps to keep newly produced ear wax soft. Other wax softening products that contain urea hydrogen peroxide are best avoided. Skin irritation can occur as a result of their prolonged use. When the skin is broken you are at more risk of getting ear infections. Do-it-yourself wax removal is not recommended. Hopi Candle treatments should never be attempted. Cotton earbuds should be avoided. They usually push ear wax further down the ear canal.

Should I allow water to get into my ears?

Clean water in the ear canals is helpful and naturally washes the ear canals. However, if you already have a large amount of ear wax in your ears it may not be a good idea to let water get into your ears. In this instance, water can get trapped behind the wax and lead to ear infections. If you have had a perforated eardrum in the past, or get repeated ear infections, then you should avoid getting water in your ears. People who swim – particularly in the sea – tend to have fewer issues with ear wax

I see that you offer different wax removal treatments. How do I know which is best for me?

Many GP surgeries are reluctant to wash ears nowadays. We can remove your ear wax either by washing it out (irrigation) or using microsuction (no water used). Once we have taken a brief history of your complaint we will be in a better position to offer you the best treatment. Eight out of ten patients who attend an Earwax Removed clinic have wax removed by irrigation.

Do I need to pre-treat ear wax before attending an earwax removed Clinic?

Softening ear wax for a few days with Olive Oil or Sodium bicarbonate is good practice before having it removed, however, we are happy to see you even if you have not been using any pre-treatment.

  • Expert Audiologist

    Lindsay Gillespie has over 30 years of experience in Hearing Healthcare. He is qualified to remove ear wax using several of the latest techniques. The best removal method will be discussed after a pre-assessment has been undertaken.

  • fast procedures

    All ear wax removal procedures can be completed within 30 minutes.

  • Quick Appointments

    At Earwax Removed we will always endeavour to see you within 48 hours of your contact.

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