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Earworx Bondi Junction
16 Vernon Street, Woollahra, NSW 2022
Monday to Friday – 9am to 5pm
Earworx in Bondi Junction offers a gentle and professional ear wax removal service. Founded by Lisa Hellwege in Tasmania in 2016, Earworx is committed to providing safe, dry, affordable, accessible and effective micro-suction technology across Australia. The technique employed by Earworx is the very same that is relied upon by Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) specialists—it is a safe and gentle way to remove unwanted ear wax / cerumen, all without the need for a referral!
Our Friendly Team
When you visit our clinic; conveniently located just 20 minutes from Sydney’s CBD and two minutes from the Bondi Junction train and bus terminal, you’ll be treated by Elaine Pickersgill. Elaine is a Registered Nurse with over 10 years of nursing experience.
Prior to joining the Earworx team, Elaine spent quite some time working in the aged care industry. She was the Registered Nurse on call at several assisted living facilities and nursing homes including Huntingdon Gardens in Bexley, St. Patrick’s Green in Kogarah, Ainsley Nursing Home in Burwood, and Abel Tasman Village.
This extensive experience in the aged care industry has provided Elaine with specialist skills in caring for the elderly—skills that are particularly relevant to her role at Earworx. Many Earworx patients are elderly people who require help with impacted earwax caused by wearing hearing aids.
Elaine commenced her nursing career at Kidapawan Medical Specialist Corporation in the Philippines—a tertiary training hospital. In this role Elaine gained a wide variety of nursing experience, spending time in the intensive care unit, emergency ward, out-patient department, and the general hospital ward.
Elaine holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Certificate III and IV in Aged Care, and a Course in Aural Care. She is also a Registered Nurse in both Australia and New Zealand.
How the Earworx Procedure Works
The first and arguably most important step in the Earworx procedure entails a thorough examination of your ears. This helps us to determine whether removal is clinically indicated. The procedure will be recommended if you are suffering from symptoms related to wax build up, the eardrum cannot be visualised, or both. Some amount of wax is natural and normal; it is present to lubricate your ear canals and help prevent infection.
If after your examination ear wax removal is recommended, one of our registered nurses will don a pair of ‘loupes’. These are a bit like binocular glasses with a bright light attached to help ensure that our nurse has the best view possible of your ear canals throughout the entire procedure. We then use both micro-suction and curettage to gently and safely remove any blockages from your ears.
For more detailed information, visit our detailed page on our extraction procedure.
Why You Might Need Ear Wax Removal
The symptoms of excess or impacted ear wax can be uncomfortable, ranging from itching and pain to a feeling of fullness, and even tinnitus and hearing loss.
Certain factors also make you more susceptible to impacted and excessive wax. If you wear hearing aids, swim, surf or dive regularly, use earplugs or headphones regularly, work in dirty environments or have a family history of wax build-up we recommend you visit us for an appointment. It really works, and you’ll be doing your ears a huge favour.
Ear wax is removed for a flat rate of $120 in Bondi Junction, and $95 concession for veterans, pensioners and health care card holders Australia wide. If a second appointment is required this will be complimentary. This fee is paid at the time of the appointment via debit / credit card. This fee is partly rebatable through St Lukes Health (provider number A4001013) or Health Care Insurance depending on your level of cover. Please contact St Lukes or Health Care Insurance directly to ascertain the amount of your health care fund rebate. If no wax is found in your ears at the time of your appointment, a 50% reduced rate applies.
Why Choose Us?
Did you know that 1 in 20 adults and 1 in 10 children suffer from impacted or excessive ear wax? If you’re one of that number, you may need to see us because:
- Regular wax removal appointments are a great way to prevent symptoms related to wax build up recurring
- Micro-suction is a safe and dry procedure that allows you to keep cerumen problems at bay and care for the health of your ears
- Our Registered Nurses are qualified in the procedure and perform wax removal as their core business – it is what they do best!
- We provide a best practice service in safe, gentle, and effective removal process – you can have complete confidence that you’re in great hands.