Our Ear Health
Services

30 Minute<br>Appointments

30 Minute
Appointments

Ear<br>Examination

Ear
Examination

Ear Wax<br>Removal

Ear Wax
Removal

Hearing Screening<Br>Test

Hearing Screening
Test

The Problem

The demand for ear and hearing healthcare services is growing rapidly due to an ever-increasing ageing population, exposure to loud noises such as music and machinery, the increased use of headphones, and even the way we clear our ears using cotton ear buds has an adverse effect to our daily lives.

The current patient pathway to ear and hearing healthcare can be both disjointed and relatively inaccessible. Many patients move from appointment to appointment, spread over several weeks, if not months.

The average waiting time for patients to receive treatment was 12-16 weeks (pre-Covid), this has now grown substantially. Not only that, but most GPs have also stopped offering wax removal as a service (BBC), which has a significant impact on access and wellbeing.

For younger people, hearing loss can affect their education and social life. For older people, it can lead to social isolation, dementia and an increased risk of falls.

How We'll Help

During your 30 minute appointment, I will be able to assess your ears, and if wax is present, gently remove it with microsuction. Microsuction is the gold standard of wax removal and is considered safer than other methods such as irrigation.

Once wax has been removed a hearing screening can be performed. This will identify whether you have a level of hearing loss. If you do have a hearing loss your clinician may refer you to an audiologist for further investigation.

However, in many cases, the initial problem could simply have been down to the presence of wax itself.

About Tympa

I use the Tympa system to treat my patients' ear-related issues.

The Tympa system is the world’s first all-in-one ear and hearing healthcare assessment device. It brings together three different diagnostic and treatment systems into one hand-held portable system. The Tympa allows me to perform: high-definition digital otoscopy (to capture HD image and video), microsuction wax removal (the industry gold standard), and carry out a hearing screening, all in a single 30-minute appointment.

All patient images and video are stored in our secure cloud, making it easy to keep track of your ear and hearing health record. This can be quickly and easily shared, via a professional PDF, with ENT surgeons, audiologists or GPs, should you need onward specialist treatment.

Our “Remote Review” feature allows access to remote advice and guidance from Audiologists and ENT specialist surgeons, if a second opinion is required.

The Tympa system is the most advanced, comprehensive, handheld ear and hearing healthcare device and diagnosis platform available to healthcare providers.

 

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Do You Need To Get Your Ears Checked?

There are a range of signs to watch out for which could indicate you have an ear or hearing problem:

  • Loss of hearing
  • Earache
  • Discomfort
  • Discharge
  • Ears feeling full
  • Ringing
  • Itching
  • Loss of balance
  • Dizziness
  • Coughing
  • Turning up the volume
  • Moving closer to those talking
  • Asking people to repeat themselves
  • Concentrating harder than normal to listen

These can be signs that a change has occurred in your ears and you should get them checked.