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Okehampton Ear Wax Clinic Now Open


Are you tired of struggling with clogged ears? Do you find yourself constantly reaching for cotton swabs, only to make the problem worse? We have good news for you! A new ear wax removal clinic is opening in Okehampton, Devon, and we couldn’t be more excited to share this news with you.

Earwax buildup can be a frustrating and uncomfortable experience for many people. It can cause hearing loss, pain, and even dizziness. That’s why it’s essential to have it removed by a professional. The new ear wax removal clinic in Okehampton will offer a range of services to help you manage your earwax buildup and maintain optimal ear health.

The clinic is staffed by highly trained and experienced professionals who use the latest techniques and technology to safely and effectively remove earwax. They will take the time to understand your unique needs and work with you to develop a personalised treatment plan.

In addition to earwax removal, the clinic will also offer ear cleaning and ear care services.  The clinic will also provide tips on how to prevent earwax buildup, so you can enjoy clear hearing for longer.

At the clinic, you can expect a clean, comfortable, and welcoming environment. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, and they will answer any questions you may have about your ear health.

So if you’re in Okehampton and struggling with earwax buildup, don’t hesitate to book an appointment at the new ear wax removal clinic. You deserve clear hearing and optimal ear health, and the professionals at the clinic are here to help you achieve it.

Open Monday afternoon from 1pm at the Ockment Centre Oakehampton

Click here to make a booking 

Ear wax removal Okehampton

Okehampton Ear Wax Removal

Ear wax removal Okehampton

Hello and welcome to our blog! We are thrilled to announce the opening of our new ear wax removal clinic in Okehampton, Devon. Our clinic is dedicated to providing a safe, gentle, and effective solution to ear wax buildup.

Ear wax buildup can cause discomfort, pain, and even temporary hearing loss. This is why it is important to have your ears checked regularly and to seek professional ear wax removal services if you experience any symptoms.

Microsuction ear wax removal Okehampton

At our clinic, we use the latest technology and techniques to remove ear wax safely and comfortably. We offer a range of services to cater to different ear wax removal needs, including microsuction, irrigation, and manual removal.

Microsuction is a non-invasive and painless method of removing ear wax using a specialized microscope and a gentle suction device. It is suitable for everyone, including those with sensitive ears or a history of ear infections. We also offer irrigation and manual removal for those who prefer these methods.

Ear irrigation Okehampton

Our team are highly trained and experienced in ear wax removal. They will assess your ear condition and recommend the most suitable method for you. They will also provide you with advice on how to maintain good ear hygiene to prevent further wax buildup.

We use single-use sterile equipment for each client and follow strict infection control procedures to ensure a safe and hygienic environment.


We look forward to meeting old and new clients at our Okehampton clinic.

Based one day a week at the Ockment Centre Okehampton, North Street, EX20 1AR

Book online here 

Call or Text 07367116468


Here are some common terms for ear wax removal:

  1. Ear wax cleaning
  2. Ear wax removal
  3. Ear cleaning
  4. Ear cleaning services
  5. Ear flushing
  6. Ear irrigation
  7. Ear suction
  8. Ear candling
  9. Microsuction
  10. Ear syringing
  11. Ear de-waxing
  12. Wax removal services
  13. Ear hygiene
  14. Ear health services
  15. Ear care services.
Barnstaple ear wax removal,

To Oil or Not to Oil? When to oil your ears

I get asked this question everyday and the quick answer is – yes, mostly it is of benefit!

But let’s look at the complexities more closely – firstly we need to establish whether the full feeling, pain, or itchiness in your ear/ears is due to wax or infection (normally Otitis externa – an outer ear infection).  If you felt you were experiencing the latter (there is a watery discharge and usually pain) then oil is of no benefit – head straight to your GP for a swab of the ear canal and possible antibiotics.

However if we are certain that the blocked feeling is due to wax then yes – oil is a benefit. There are just two important rules here when oiling – volume and frequency.

Our goal here is to just oil the canal and soften the wax slightly.  If we over-oil then we end up spreading the wax over the surface of the ear drum which is less comfortable to have suctioned off.

So the key is to oil only one day prior (two applications is satisfactory). Using an eye dropper is the easiest – half full the eye dropper with olive oil – lying on your side is the easiest way – slowly insert the oil – massage the tragus (The tragus is a small pointed eminence of the external ear) gently post application, as oil likes to sit in a bubble sometimes and massaging will allow it to penetrate deep into the canal.  Stay lying on your side for 5 – 10 minutes. Use a cotton ball or piece of tissue to catch any excess oil.

Ear wax removal near South Molton


There is only one exception to the rule (gee there is always one!).  In this case, we would NOT apply oil if we (as above suspected an outer ear infection) or suspected a perforated ear drum (Tympanic Membrane). A perforation is usually associated with pain, hearing loss and normally a discharge but not always.  Oil would be of no value and we do not want oil to seeping into the middle ear space.

If you are unsure if oiling is going to be of value prior to Microsuction then a quick chat on the telephone or popping into our clinic for a quick checkup.

If you are in South Molton, Bude or Bideford we can remove ear wax almost on the same day. We have appointments available  now.
Ear wax removal clinic Bideford Devon

Bideford Ear wax Removal

Open for appointments every Wednesday

To Book an Appointment click here

Or Tx or call 07367 116 468

Bideford Ear Wax Clinic now open at the Atlantic Osteopaths in 3 Allhalland St, Bideford EX39 2JD

From November 2021 we are opening a satellite clinic in Bideford each Wednesday. Along with our main ear wax clinic in Torrington we have teamed up with Atlantic Osteopaths to be part of their team based in Bideford. We will be offering a limited amount of appointments to begin with but hope to grow this early in 2023.

There is Car parking directly behind the clinic. Bridge Street Car park.

Ear wax removal clinic Bideford Devon

Bideford Ear Wax Clinic @ The Atlantic Osteopaths

Ear wax removal using Microsuction and irrigation (some call it ear syringing), is available at the Bideford Clinic. The Clinic is on the ground floor for easy access. There is a waiting room but we would advise to be prompt for the appointment time as we would rather people be in and out without waiting during present times.


Bideford Ear Wax removal Clinic covers, Bideford, Northam, Westward Ho!, East Of the Water, Fremington, Hartland, Abbotsham and more.



We are based Near Bideford and are a dedicated ear wax removal clinic. We are constantly hearing stories about cotton buds and ear wax, but have you ever heard that you shouldn’t stick cotton buds in your ears? Maybe you’ve even read the back of a box of q-tips. If so, you know that q-tips are not designed to clean your ears.

Cleaning your ears with a q-tip may cause damage to the eardrum, and could force earwax further down your ear canal, causing a blockage. Doctors are very serious about proper ear care, and they stress that you should never use a q-tip to clean the earwax from your ears.

Microsuction ear wax removal Bideford


If q-tips aren’t doctor recommended, what is the best way to clean my ears?

The safest and most effective method for removing earwax is by applying a few drops of olive oil, mineral oil, or over-the-counter ear drops into the ear canal. These fluids will help to break down the wax, and allow it to naturally work its way out. While this method may work for those with average earwax production, it may not be enough for those that naturally produce an excess of earwax.

To further loosen earwax, it is recommended that you lightly irrigate the ear canal. This can be done by running water from your hand to your ear, or by tilting your head in the shower. Make sure the incoming water pressure is very low and let the water rest in your ear canal for a few minutes before tilting your head back to its normal resting position. Warm water will help to loosen the ear wax, but make sure it’s not too hot.

If you continue to experience excess earwax production it is recommended that you receive professional ear cleaning services several times a year.

If you’re concerned with your earwax production and are experiencing discomfort, hearing difficulties, or itching or drainage from the ear canal, you should consult with your doctor immediately.

We use Microsuction for the removal of ear wax which is now the preferred method the NHS recommend

If you live in or near Bideford and would like a quick appointment without the wait or the travel to Barnstaple contact us by phone or here.

Earwax Microsution Barnstaple

Do’s and don’ts of ear wax removal

Barnstaple Ear wax removal

Ear wax, also known as cerumen, is a grey, orange or yellow material made in the ear canal. It cleans and protects the ears from bacteria, dust, foreign particles, and microorganisms. In normal conditions, wax works its way out of the canal and into the ear opening naturally. However, when there is a build-up of wax, there are many ways to remove it. Some are safe, and some are not. Let’s review best practices for dealing with ear wax.

Appointments available within two working days at the Devon Ear Clinic



  1. Do understand that ear wax is normal. If it does not block the ear canal or impede your hearing, it can be left as is.
  2. Do know the symptoms of ear wax build-up. These include decreased hearing, ear fullness, ringing in the ears, and changes to hearing aid functionality (distortion, etc.).
  3. Do seek medical help if you experience a change in hearing, ringing, or fullness in your ears, and/or ear pain. Other conditions may exhibit symptoms like ear wax build-up, such as ear infections. See a medical professional to rule these out if you experience any of the previously mentioned signs.
  4. Do ask a medical professional prior to using at-home remedies to remove ear wax. Certain medical conditions can make some at-home remedies unsafe. your specialist might suggestion ear irrigation or micro suction as the best option for you.

Bideford ear wax removal


  1. Don’t clean your ears too much. Over cleaning can cause irritation or infection of the ear canal and can even cause the wax to build up.
  2. Don’t put anything smaller than your elbow in your ear. Avoid using cotton swabs, bobby pins, keys, paper clips, etc. to clean or scratch your ears. These can cause damage to your ear canal — such as a cut, or even puncture of the eardrum — which can lead to many other issues.
  3. Don’t use ear candles. Studies have shown ear candling does not reduce the amount of wax in individuals’ ear canals. Additionally, ear candling can damage the ear canal and eardrum.
  4. Don’t forget to clean your hearing aids as recommended by your hearing healthcare professional. Click here for more information on how to clean your hearing aids.

If you need professional ear wax removal and you are in the Barnstaple area we are just 20 minutes drive away In Torrington and have daily availability. Please call for an appointment.

Please see our fees page for more details