Announcing the opening of our new clinic in Woolloongabba, Queensland at the Mater Hill Family Medical Centre. Located in central Woolloongabba, close to the Mater Hospital Brisbane and Queensland Children’s Hospital, the clinic will be open from 28 April 2021.
The Woolloongabba clinic is our latest addition to the Earworx offering in Queensland, allowing us to bring our micro-suction earwax removal technique to even more patients across the state.
Patients at our Woolloongabba clinic will be treated by our compassionate Registered Nurse, Doone Parkinson. Doone places patient care at the centre of her work, aiming to maintain or improve the ear health of each individual through evidence based practice, implementation of the Earworx systemised and safe wax removal practices, and via patient education.
Prior to joining the Earworx team, Doone worked at an Aboriginal Health Service in Cape York as a Maternal and Child Health Nurse. Throughout her career, she has held gained a wide range of experience and expertise, particularly in midwifery roles in rural areas such as Tennant Creek, Darwin, Alice Springs, Narrabri, and Longreach. In addition, Doone has held roles in several major hospitals, from Manly Hospital in Sydney to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.
Doone holds a qualifications in general nursing, obstetric nursing, audiometry, midwifery, massage and reflexology, and has now added a qualification in aural care and extensive practical training in earwax removal techniques to her repertoire
Where Can I Find the Clinic?
We are located at:
Mater Hill Family Medical Centre
7/40 Annerley Rd
Woolloongabba QLD 4102
How Can I Make An Appointment?
You can book your appointment via our easy to use online booking systemBook Appointment
Otherwise, feel free to contact us directly:
What’s Involved in the Earworx Procedure?
Earwax is a normal and natural bodily substance, keeping our ears healthy by capturing foreign bodies before they enter the ear canal, and by preventing infection. However, it’s possible for earwax to build up and become impacted inside the ear, leading to uncomfortable and painful symptoms.
When you visit our Woolloongabba Clinic, we will thoroughly examine your ear canal to determine the extent of your earwax build up and decide if removal is required. If our experienced nurse Doone Parkinson determines wax removal to be clinically indicated, she will use a bright light with magnification to maintain visibility into your ear canal and will gently remove your earwax using the micro-suction technique. This safe and gentle method is completely dry, making it more comfortable. The micro-suction acts like a tiny vacuum to carefully remove wax from the ear, without the need to touch the canal wall or eardrum.
Symptoms of Excess Earwax
Excess or impacted earwax can cause discomfort and even pain for the sufferer, resulting in loss of hearing, dizziness, ringing in the ears and itching.
Some of the common causes of excess earwax include using cotton buds to try to clean the ear, spending a lot of time in dusty environments, wearing headphones or a hearing aid and regularly swimming or diving. You can also be predisposed to excess wax through the shape of your ear canals or your genetics.
Attempting to remove earwax yourself at home can be unsafe and worst case can cause permanent damage to your hearing. Using cotton buds or your finger to try to remove wax can push earwax deeper into the ear canal and result in further impaction. Book an appointment with us today so we can safely and effectively remove your built up earwax.
Why Choose Us
- We offer a safe, reliable and gentle earwax removal procedure
- Our registered nurses are trained in both micro-suction wax removal and aural care; they can remove wax then provide you with education and answer any questions you may have
- We use the best in earwax removal technology for better ear health.