Earworx is proud to announce the opening of our new clinic in Erina on New South Wales’ Central Coast!
We’re co-located with Health HQ in Palm Court at 172 The Entrance Road. Come and visit us for professional and effective earwax removal services, Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm.
The opening of the Erina clinic marks the sixth Earworx clinic in New South Wales.
Patients visiting our Erina clinic will be looked after Michael Passalis. Michael is a compassionate Registered Nurse with over two years’ experience in health care. Skilled in providing exceptional care to a diverse patient population, Michael joined Earworx from a role as a Registered Nurse at the Royal North Shore Hospital.
He is passionate about going the extra mile to ensure the health of all his patients, as well as providing education on all things to do with ears and managing earwax.
Where Can I Find the Erina Clinic?
We are located at:
Co-Located with Health HQ
Shop 16, Palm Court
172 The Entrance Road
Erina NSW 2250
How Can I Make an Appointment?
Use our simple and easy online booking system to book your appointment today.
What’s Involved in the Earworx Procedure?
Ears are naturally ‘self-cleaning’. As part of their self-cleaning process, a small amount of earwax forms in the outer third of the ear canal. This creates a healthy barrier against infection, lubricates the ear canals, and captures and prevents dust and dirt from entering the ear.
However, it’s possible to have too much of a good thing. When wax builds up and prevents needed assessment of the ear, or starts to lead to uncomfortable symptoms, wax removal is clinically indicated.
At our Erina clinic, you will be seen by our qualified registered nurse, Michael, who will undertake a thorough history and examine your ears. If wax removal is clinically indicated, Michael will use micro-suction to gently and safely remove excess wax; all within half an hour.
With special binoculars equipped with a bright light, known as ‘loupes’, Michael will maintain direct vision into your ear canal during the entire procedure. Used by Ear, Nose and Throat specialists, micro-suction and the use of fine instruments is considered a safe and effective way to remove built up ear wax.
Symptoms of Built-Up Earwax
Ears blocked from excess amounts of wax can cause discomfort through symptoms like itching, a feeling of fullness or blockage, earache, tinnitus, dizziness and even hearing loss.
Those who are particularly prone to suffering from built-up or impacted earwax are those who wear hearing aids or earplugs, frequently use earphones, regularly swim or dive, or have hairy, bendy or narrow ear canals. Aside from the use of softening drops, it is important not to attempt other ‘home remedies’ for removing earwax. Doing so can potentially push the wax further into the ear canal worsening symptoms or even causing permanent damage to hearing.
If you suspect you are suffering from built-up earwax and are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, contact us for an appointment today.
Why Choose Us
- At an Earworx clinic, you are in the safe and capable hands of a trained, qualified nurse that has daily experience in the safe and gentle wax removal procedure
- If no wax is found in your ears at the time of your appointment, a reduced $60 rate applies.
- Our nurses are specially trained. They complete both a period of study and an extended practical placement in order to learn how to conduct this delicate procedure
- All Earworx protocols are based on the Updated Guidelines* on Cerumen (wax) Impaction; we provide evidence based care
- The micro-suction procedure is effective at removing both impacted wax and debris related to ear infection, and is suitable for those with grommets or perforated ear drums (please do not soften prior)
* Schwartz et al 2017, Clinical Practice Guideline (Update): Earwax (Cerumen Impaction), Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Vol 156 (IS) SI-S29