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What is microsuction?
Microsuction is a safe wax-removal technique using specialised a high magnification binocular operating microscope allowing depth-perception and magnification to look directly into the ear canal. The clinician then uses a very fine sterile suction device at safe low pressure to remove the wax buildup.
Where are we and where can I park?
18 Charles St, Bath, BA1 1HX. Please press the buzzer that says ‘Ear Care’. Our nurse will let you in. The clinic is along the corridor and down the stairs. There is free parking in the large supermarket car park close by (for 1 hour 30mins), which is plenty of time.
What if I need to cancel or change my appointment?

That’s fine of course. If you booked online you can use the green button in your confirmation email to CANCEL. Or if you booked another way you can text Emma on 07966 205663. Please let us know at least a 24 – 48hrs beforehand, or we might have to charge a cancellation fee.

Is there disabled access at our clinic in Bath?

The clinic room is accessible with no steps. You’ll need to let us know and the nurse will let you in via the back gate. 

Do I need to oil my ears prior to an appointment?

You will need to (ideally) oil your ears twice a day for 1-2 days before the procedure. You can use olive oil, it’s best if it’s warm. For the best results place a few drops in your ear canal, then make a plug from cotton wool and vaseline, this will keep the oil in, leave the plug in for 30mins or so.

How much does it cost?

Please see our Services and fees page for costs

What equipment do we use?

Clinicians use a specialised high magnification microscope to look directly into the ear canal, they then use a very fine sterile suction device at safe low pressure to remove the wax buildup.

Why is microsuction better than syringing?

Microsuction is much safer than syringing, and does not require the patient to place oil in their ear each day for a week prior to their appointment.

How many times a year can I have mircosuction?

Yes, ear wax removal by microsuction is a gentle and safe procedure, so if you get regular build ups of ear wax, you can attend a few times a year for removal and routine check up’s.

What Covid precautions do our nurses take?

Our nurses perform the procedure in full PPE and ask that patients wear a mask, we can provide a mask if you don’t have one. Before and after the procedure our nurses will socially distance as per government guidelines and we have allowed 10 minutes between each appointment to clean thoroughly.

How long does the procedure take?

It depends on how blocked your ears are. We allow 30mins for each appointment this is usually enough time even for the most stubborn wax.

Why choose Bath Ear Care?

Emma is trained to recognise the ‘normal’ and the ‘abnormal’ in the external ear using high magnification surgical loupes, otoscopes and/or a microscope (x5) to enable her to see the minute detail of your ear. If an abnormality is found Emma can make an immediate referral back to your own GP, or to the local acute hospital if your condition is considered urgent.

Do you do home visits?

Yes home visits are available. Also multiple patients within nursing and residential homes. There is an additional call-out fee for this service which is a one-off charge (no matter how many patients are treated on the day). Please call Emma on 07966 205 663 for further info.

What areas do you cover?

Our clinic is in Bath, if you are unable to get to a clinic we can do home visits in Bath and the surrounding areas. Please call Emma on 07966 205 663 to discuss.

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Our microsuction ear wax removal clinics are held at 18 Charles St, Bath, BA1 1HX. About a 2 min walk Green Park Station in Central Bath.


Clinics are usually all day on Thursdays & Fridays, and sometimes Saturday mornings.

Emma has successfully completed the Rotherham ear care course run by The Primary Ear Care and Audiology Services, NHS Foundation Trust, Rotherham, It is the centre of excellence for all things ear care in Great Britain. They set the standards for ear care health in the country, and are endorsed by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and the Medical Devices Agency (MDA).

Home visits are available, out of hours (evenings and weekends, depending on availability).

Please call Emma on 07966 205 663. Emma may be in clinic and not able to return your call straight away but will do so as soon as she’s free.

Bath Ear Care Clinic
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Steve Lee
Steve Lee
I visited Emma this afternoon at her clinic. Well what can I say but Wow...... I have been suffering from hearing loss... in my left ear for the last couple of years. After hearing good reviews I contacted Emma and made an appointment. Followed her exact instructions before my appointment today.I had a really bad case of impacted wax, which made Emma work extra hard. After a hard fought fight Emma won..... She is a very professional and friendly lady. Nothing is too much trouble. If you have any hearing issues like I had, please don't hesitate to contact her. I am totally impressed with what she has done for me this evening. Now all I have to do is get used to hearing from both ears now..... Thanks once again more
Sally Kemp
Sally Kemp
I went to Emma barely able to hear out of my right ear. Within minutes she quickly and painlessly removed wax and I had... instant relief. I would highly recommend her professional and friendly service. I only wish I had gone more

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