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Welcome to Our Ear Wax Removal Clinic in Adelaide

Are you struggling with stubborn ear wax build-up? Looking for thorough ear cleaning in Adelaide?

We have the perfect solution for you!

Introducing our skilled hearing professionals who specialise in safe and effective wax removal using a method called micro-suction.

This process will gently eliminate any wax blockages from your ear canal, providing you with a safe and comfortable experience without the use of water or any risk to your eardrum.

Our clinics in Adelaide are situated in Norwood, a mere 7-minute drive from the Adelaide Central Business District (CBD), and Unley, a mere 10 minute drive from Adelaide CBD.

Simply contact us on 8331 8047 or to organise a consultation.

Pensioners' Special Offer

Receive a 10% discount on our micro-suction ear wax removal service.

Please schedule your appointment to take advantage of this offer. We’re here to assist you with safe and comfortable ear care.

Watch our ear wax removal process

Why Choose Our Clinic

As earwax microsuction specialists in Adelaide, we possess a combination of essential skills and qualifications that ensure we provide safe and effective treatment for our clients. Our team is composed of hearing specialists who have extensive experience in the field of audiology.

Firstly, our practitioners hold relevant audiology qualification, ensuring they have a solid background in the physiology and anatomy of the ear. This knowledge is crucial for understanding how to safely and effectively perform microsuction procedures.They all maintain a registration with an Audiological Body within Australia.

In addition to academic qualifications, our team undergoes rigorous hands-on training in earwax microsuction. This involves learning to use specialised tools and equipment, such as operating microscopes and gentle suction devices, to effectively clean the ear canal without causing damage.

Moreover, we stay up-to-date with the latest developments and research in the field of ear care and microsuction. By maintaining a strong commitment to continuing professional development, we ensure that our clients receive the highest standards of service available.

Finally, excellent communication skills are a key aspect of our specialist skill set. We take the time to explain the procedure to clients, address any concerns they may have, and provide clear aftercare instructions. This helps to put our clients at ease, ensuring they have a positive experience and successful outcome.

The cost for a wax removal at our clinic is $100.00.

What is Earwax Microsuction?

Earwax microsuction is a safe and efficient procedure for removing excessive or impacted earwax from the ear canal. We use a delicate suction device, designed specifically for this purpose, to gently vacuum the earwax. Unlike some other methods, we do not introduce water or other liquids into the ear during microsuction, making it a more comfortable and less messy experience for our patients.

The process begins with a thorough examination of the ear using a microscope or Voroscope. This allows us to assess the amount and location of the earwax, as well as the condition of the ear canal and eardrum in a magnified view. Once we are satisfied that microsuction is the appropriate treatment, we gently insert a small suction nozzle into the ear.

During the microsuction process, we carefully and gently manoeuvre the nozzle to remove the earwax, taking great care to avoid touching the delicate skin of the ear canal or the eardrum itself. The entire procedure typically takes between 20 and 30 minutes to complete. Although there may be some mild discomfort during the microsuction, it is generally well-tolerated and does not cause any lasting pain.

It is essential to remember that not everyone requires earwax removal. Earwax plays a vital role in protecting the ear from dust, debris, and possible infections. However, if you are experiencing symptoms such as hearing loss, discomfort, or recurrent infections, it may be necessary to consult with an Earwax Microsuction Specialist in Adelaide at Hearing Sense to determine if the procedure is appropriate for you.

Benefits of Earwax Microsuction

Safe & Gentle

Firstly, earwax microsuction is considered to be safer and more comfortable than other procedures, such as ear syringing. This is due to the delicate and precise operation involved, which minimises the risk of any damage to the eardrum whilst allowing us to maintain clear vision throughout the process.

Quick & Efficient

Earwax microsuction is typically a speedy procedure. In many cases, it can be completed within a single session, making it particularly convenient for clients with busy schedules or who wish to avoid prolonged recovery periods. Also, since it is performed without the use of water, there’s little to no chance of introducing an infection during the process.

High Success Rate

Another notable advantage of earwax microsuction is its high success rate. Our skilled specialists are proficient in the technique, which often results in a highly satisfactory outcome for our clients. This lends itself well to the relief of symptoms such as hearing loss, tinnitus, and vertigo, which can be severely impacted by excessive earwax accumulations.

Versatile Treatment

Finally, earwax microsuction is a versatile treatment option applicable to various client needs. For instance, it can be safely performed on individuals with perforated eardrums, who would be at increased risk of complications from traditional earwax removal methods. Additionally, it can cater to clients who have ear canals that are narrow or irregularly shaped, ensuring that the procedure is accessible and suitable for a wide range of people.

Frequently Asked Questions

The cost of earwax microsuction removal is $100.

Yes, many GPs offer earwax removal services within their general practice. You may like to double check whether they perform syringing (using water) or microsuction (safest option). If your GP does not offer this service, you can book in for microsuction at Hearing Sense. There is no referral required.

No. You can simply call us on 8331 8047 to book in.

Microsuction is considered the gold standard for wax removal. It is a safe and effective method for removing earwax. It involves the use of a small, specialised vacuum to gently remove the earwax without the need for water or syringing. This reduces the risk of infection and perforation of the eardrum, while also being less traumatic to the ear canal.

Microsuction is more precise and targeted compared to other earwax removal methods. Traditional syringing and irrigation methods can be uncomfortable and may cause complications such as ear infections or eardrum damage. Microsuction avoids these risks as there is no introduction of water into the ear and the procedure is more controlled. In addition, microsuction usually requires fewer visits than other methods.

While microsuction is a safe procedure, there are minor risks and side effects that can occur. Some patients may experience temporary dizziness, mild discomfort, or occasional ringing in the ear. However, these side effects are usually short-lived and subside shortly after the procedure. Serious risks or complications are rare when performed by a qualified healthcare professional.

A microsuction procedure for earwax removal usually takes around 15 minutes per ear, depending on the amount and type of earwax present. In some cases, the healthcare professional may require a follow-up appointment if the earwax proves to be particularly difficult to remove or if the procedure needs to be performed in stages.

Yes, chemists commonly stock over-the-counter earwax removal kits that include ear drops and bulb syringes. However, we recommend using these kits with caution, as improper use can lead to damage or infection in the ear. Always follow the instructions provided and consult a professional if you have any concerns.

Ideally, we recommend putting some olive oil or wax softening drops in your ears one to two nights before your appointment. This allows hard wax to be softened slightly which means it is easier and more comfortable to remove. You can simply use olive oil with a pipette or teaspoon and then lay on the opposite ear for 2 minutes to give the oil a chance to get right down into the ear canal. Just wipe away any excess oil with a tissue. Then repeat on the other side.

You can also purchase Clean Ears wax oil spray from Hearing Sense at the cost of $15.

Our Norwood Clinic

Get Directions to Our Ear Wax Removal Clinic located in Norwood, just 7 mins drive from Adelaide CBD

Contact Information

210A The Parade
Norwood, SA 5067


Monday – Friday
9:00am – 5:00pm

Our Unley Clinic

Get Directions to Our Ear Wax Removal Clinic located in Unley, just 10 mins drive from Adelaide CBD

Contact Information

Suite 1/402 Unley Rd,
Unley Park
SA 5061


Monday 8:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am – 5:00pm
8:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm

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Meet our Staff

Kelly-Mare Korcek

Kelly-Mare is one of the owners and a Senior Audiologist at Hearing Sense. She graduated top of her class in Masters of Audiology from Flinders University and has been a full member of the Audiological Society of Australia since 2000. She is an internationally recognised award-winning Lyric hearing aid provider.

Kelly-Mare specialises in adult hearing rehabilitation and is passionate about finding the perfect solution for her clients’ hearing needs. Her in-depth knowledge of all styles and brands of hearing aids is quite amazing. This translates into huge benefits to her clients because it means Kelly-Mare is able to select the best hearing aids to suit each client’s needs.

You’ll find Kelly-Mare provides a caring, personal touch to every consultation. She takes the time to explain what she’s doing and the results of your hearing test.

“I absolutely love my job. I couldn’t ask for a better career. I get to master the latest technology, make a difference every day and most importantly help my clients hear better which improves their lives.”

Pavel Korcek

Pavel is a co-owner of the Hearing Sense clinics (and Kelly-Mare’s husband). He is also a Senior Audiometrist and also graduated top of his class. He has been a member of the Australian College of Audiology since 2005.

You’ll find Pavel is very calm, easy-going and caring in his approach. Like Kelly, he is an accredited Lyric hearing aid provider.

Pavel has extensive knowledge on a wide range of hearing aids and hearing assistance devices. This means he can help his clients find the perfect solution for their hearing needs across all brands and styles of hearing devices. Pavel also takes a very considered approach during each consultation to ensure every client understands their hearing test results and the options available to them.

“I get to help people every day! What could be better than that? The greatest thing we offer our clients is a free 30 day trial to check which types of hearing aids work for them. Best of all, I get to help them along the way. It’s like a discovery mission that changes lives.”

Rhiannon Bilsborough

Rhiannon is a Senior Audiologist at Hearing Sense and has been a full member of the Audiological Society of Australia since 2013.

She graduated top of the class with a Masters in Audiology from Flinders University, and also obtained a Doctorate in Audiology from the University of Florida, USA and a Bachelor in Psychology.

She is Lyric qualified, has experience with different hearing aids from around the world and has extensive knowledge in tinnitus. She is enthusiastic about ensuring all her clients get the best out of their hearing aids, and her caring and supportive nature is why she is so successful.

“I love working for an independent practice which values ongoing education in hearing care and is passionate about finding a personalised solution for each of its clients. The dedicated team and lovely clientele at Hearing Sense make coming to work each day a truly rewarding experience.”

Aysha Kennedy

Aysha is our Audiology Assistant who joined us in 2016 as a bright, bubbly and caring member of our team. Her dedication to helping every single patient who walks in the door is to be commended. Her warmth and care comes through as she helps all clients with management, wireless accessories and connection and general hearing help.

“It is a pleasure to work alongside people as enthusiastic and passionate as Kelly and Pavel. They love what they do, which is evident in the way they care for our clients. The kindness and support they show, coupled with all our lovely clients, make Hearing sense a great place to work.”

Joseph Reeks

Joseph joined Hearing Sense in 2023. He has a genuine passion for his profession and is dedicated to providing the best possible care for his clients. Joseph’s caring nature is also a big part of what makes him such a special audiologist. He takes the time to listen to his clients’ concerns and is always willing to go above and beyond to help them achieve their hearing goals.

With his extensive knowledge and expertise, Joseph is a valuable asset to anyone seeking assistance with their ear health and hearing needs.

“I became an audiologist after living with family members who experienced substantial hearing loss, which gave me a firsthand understanding of the effects that hearing difficulties can have on individuals and their loved ones. This personal experience inspired me to pursue a career in audiology, and I have been helping people with hearing difficulties ever Since!”

Ashleigh White

Ashleigh White

Ashleigh has been with us since we opened the business, starting as our first ever receptionist, she now she handles all our accounts. The knowledge she has accumulated over the years, paired with her enthusiasm, attention to detail and kind nature make her an invaluable asset to the Hearing Sense team.

“I feel very lucky to have such friendly, supportive bosses and I’ve learnt so much the past few years and get really excited about new hearing technology. That, combined with the lovely clients we have make it such a great work environment.”

Chloe Hunt

Chloe Hunt

Chloe joined us in 2021 and has proven to be a valuable member of the Hearing Sense team. She is one of the bright smiling faces you see at the front desk when you first come into our Norwood clinic, and the voice you hear on the phone confirming your appointments. Chloe is fantastic at hearing aid repairs as well as Bluetooth connection and trouble-shooting, and is always ready and willing to help our clients hear better.

“It’s a privilege to be in such a positive and friendly work environment. Kelly, Pavel and Rhiannon are extremely professional and fantastic at what they do. They and the rest of the Hearing Sense team give the upmost care and support into each and every client that walks through the door.”

Shauna Clements

Joining the Hearing Sense Team in 2023, Shauna is the bright and bubbly face you first see when you come into the Norwood clinic. She is passionate about helping our wonderful clients, and her kind nature and big smile are bound to brighten your day.

“I feel incredibly privileged to be part of this positive and friendly work environment! Kelly, Pavel, Rhiannon and Joseph are absolute rockstars, incredibly professional and exceptional at what they do. The entire Hearing Sense team pours their heart and soul into providing the utmost care and support to every single client who walks through our doors. It’s simply amazing!”

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