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North Canberra Family Practice
5b Chandler Street
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Wentworth Avenue Family Practice
55 Wentworth Avenue
Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Looking for professional earwax removal in Canberra?
In 2016, Lisa Hellwege founded Earworx with the goal of introducing effective and safe micro-suction technology to Tasmania, and now has expansion plans across Australia. Micro-suction is a technique used and endorsed by Ears Nose and Throat (ENT) specialists. It gently and safely removes impacted ear wax, providing you with clear and symptom free ears.
Our Friendly Team
North Canberra Clinic
When you visit our North Canberra clinic you will be treated by Mary-Anne Crafter. Mary-Anne has extensive nursing experience, with longstanding employment in the nursing home sector. Mary-Anne holds a Bachelor of Nursing, and a Masters in Audiology.
In addition, Mary-Anne has undertaken both the nationally accredited Earworx Aural Care Program and an extensive practical placement in microsuction at our Hobart-based clinic.
Mary-Anne is passionate about helping patients benefit from her aural hygiene and micro-suction skills and enjoys striving every day to see them benefit from the Earworx values of professionalism, kindness and generosity.
South Canberra Clinic
At our Wentworth Avenue Earworx clinic, you’ll be treated by registered nurse, Jade Miles.
Highly dedicated and professional, Jade has previous experience with aging and dementia patients, as well as care planning and general nursing. Jade has also completed a comprehensive block of formal training in ear wax removal via microsuction.
Jade is a reliable and ethical healthcare provider with excellent time management skills. Jade enjoys building positive relationships with patients, family members, physicians and other allied health professionals.
Jade has recently moved to Canberra from Queensland with her husband and young family.
How the Earworx Procedure Works
Earwax is a naturally occurring substance that serves to protect and lubricate our ear canals, but too much of a good thing can lead to uncomfortable symptoms. This is where Earworx is here to help. When you visit our Canberra clinics, you will firstly be seen by a GP to assess your suitability for the procedure.
If wax removal is clinically indicated, one of our Earworx registered nurses will use curettage and micro-suction to gently remove the impacted wax from your ear canal. The nurse wears ‘loupes’ throughout the procedure, which are binocular glasses fitted with a bright light. This enables the nurse direct vision into your ear canal throughout the procedure, ensuring the safety of your ear drum and ear canal. The whole procedure is gentle, dry and quick.
Why You Need Earwax Removal
For the majority of the population, the ear cleans itself and manual wax removal is not required. If you’ve ever suffered from an ear blocked with wax however, you’ll know how uncomfortable and disorienting it can be. Symptoms range from itchiness to tinnitus to hearing loss.
You may be particularly susceptible to earwax build-up if you wear hearing aids, earplugs, or earphones regularly or you’re a swimmer or diver, work in dirty or dusty environments, or are genetically predisposed to producing excessive earwax. If you fall into any of these categories and are experiencing wax related symptoms, we recommend you book in for an assessment.
Our Canberra clinic operates in partnership with the North Canberra Family Practice and the Wentworth Avenue Family Practice in South Canberra. Clients are first seen by a GP to assess suitability for the procedure then if wax removal is clinically indicated, the Earworx Registered Nurse will gently and safely clear ear blockages.
View the price list here.
After receiving your Medicare rebate your out of pocket costs are as follows:
Type of Appointment – Out of Pocket Cost
Ear Wax removal – Both ears – No Concession Card – $95
Ear Wax removal – Both ears Concession Card holder – $76
Return (second) appointments (after wax softening) – $0
No wax appointments – No Concession Card – $20
No wax – Concession Card holder – $0
Why Choose Us
There are so many reasons you should book in an appointment with us today, including:
- Our earwax removal technique is safe and reliable, and is the method preferred by ENT specialists
- Earwax removal is our speciality –you can feel safe in the knowledge you are being treated by nurses who practice this as their core business
- All our nurses are qualified in aural care and the micro-suction procedure, so you can rest assured that you are in the hands of highly-qualified and experienced nurses
- Our technique ensures complete removal of the built-up wax so you don’t have to worry about the problem recurring quickly as with other removal techniques