Please come to ground floor of 956 Gympie Road, the big silver building opposite Chermside Westfield) and make your way to Chermside Medical. If entering from the front, look for chemist on right or left. If entering from the rear main entry or from lift from basement carpark, walk through the chemist to Chermside Medical and ask for Earworx. If entering from the rear from the open carpark (ground level), come through the Chermside Medical rear door (last door on left) and ask for Earworx.
Mon – 9:00am – 4:30pm
Tues – 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wed – 9:00am – 4:30pm
Thurs – 9:00am – 4:30pm
Fri – 8:45am – 4:45pm
Sat – 9:00am – 12:30pm
Earworx began in Tasmania in 2016, when founder Lisa Hellwege decided to introduce effective and safe micro-suction technology to her home state. The organisation now has clinics across the country, giving Australians everywhere access to this micro-suction technique that is used and endorsed by specialists in Ears Nose and Throat (ENT). This gentler method removes impacted earwax or cerumen safely and pain-free to produce outstanding results.
Our Friendly Team
Julie Alexander has almost two decades of experience in healthcare, with a diverse background across a range of medical specialities. After commencing her career as a registered nurse in Queensland Health at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Julie went on to work as a general practice nurse. Julie has previously performed ear irrigation and has also developed extensive skills in performing health assessments for older patients, in ECGs and spirometry, and wound care management. She has assisted doctors with minor procedures and is an expert in instrument sterilisation, cold chain management, and maintaining critical and client sensitive documentation.
Julie is passionate about providing excellent service to clients and is looking forward to continuing her work within the Chermside community in Brisbane. She is excited to work with Earworx patients and create a positive experience for everyone that visits the clinic. Julie strongly believes in the importance of creating a safe and kind environment and will work to build trusting and respectful relationships with Earworx clients.
When you visit our Chermside Clinic, you will be taken care of by our experienced and caring Registered Nurse, Lyle. Lyle has practiced overseas and in Australia, and brings her skills in offering comprehensive patient care to her role at Earworx.
Lyle completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Silliman University in the Philippines in 2008, and became qualified to practice in Australia at the College of Nursing in Sydney in 2011. She began her career at Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital in 2009, working as a Registered Nurse to treat and administer medication to paediatric patients, as well as educating and developing relationships with patients’ parents. She has worked at Regis Sandgate, delivering nursing care to residents in the aged care setting, teaching patients how to improve lifestyle choices to reduce symptom recurrence, and adjusting care plans. She has also worked for Metro North Community and Oral Health as a Registered Nurse, working across areas including Rehabilitation, Aged Care, Transition Care, and delivering nursing care in the sub-acute setting. Most recently, Lyle worked at Prince Charles Hospital to provide comprehensive nursing care to patients hospital wide.
Lyle has an interest in aural care and has completed the Earworx aural care course and training program. Lyle will educate you on how to maintain good ear health and provide care and compassion when you visit her at Earworx.
Sandy is a highly motivated Registered Nurse who uses her exceptional interpersonal and communication skills to provide the best of care to all of her Earworx patients. She has experience working across many areas of healthcare including anatomical pathology, histology, and dialysis. Sandy is passionate about ensuring that patients understand the ear wax removal method and the optimal ways to care for their ears in the long term.
Sandy has two degrees, including a Bachelor of Nursing from RMIT and a Bachelor of Science: Laboratory Medicine from RMIT. She has worked at Eastern Health in Box Hill, Victoria within the dialysis unit and has fostered a positive relationship between the patients and their caregivers.
Sandy speaks three languages: English, Mandarin and Taiwanese Hokkien. She loves working with all segments of the community and takes pride in being able to communicate with people in their native language. Sandy’s passion is to help patients better understand the importance of ear health and to have a better quality of life through treating and preventing impacted ear wax.
How the Earworx Procedure Works
While it might not feel that way, earwax is actually an important and naturally occurring substance in our bodies, protecting and lubricating our ear canals for overall ear health. However, when earwax builds up or becomes impacted within the ear, it can result in uncomfortable symptoms and even serious health problems.
Earworx works to remove the excess earwax by first thoroughly examining the ear to determine if the medical removal is clinically indicated. If the procedure is suitable for you, one of our Earworx registered nurses will use the micro-suction technique combined with curettage to gently remove the impacted wax. Our nurses wear ‘loupes’, which allow them to better view your ear canals throughout the procedure. These are binocular glasses with a bright light attached, and ensure the safety of your ear canal and eardrum. The procedure is quick and pain-free.
Why You Might Need Ear Wax Removal
If you have excess or impacted earwax in your ears it can be quite uncomfortable and result in symptoms such as itching, pain, a sensation of fullness, and even hearing loss or tinnitus. Normally, the ear cleans itself of excess wax, meaning a manual removal is not required. But if you are suffering from these symptoms, we recommend you book in for an assessment to get your ears unblocked quickly and easily.
You may be more likely to experience a build-up of earwax if you regularly swim or dive, work in dirty or dusty environments, or if you wear hearing aids, earplugs or earphones regularly. You can also be genetically predisposed to producing excessive earwax.
Our qualified registered nurses use dry and effective micro suction to gently remove ear wax under direct observation. Our rates are $145 per session or $115 if you are a Pensioner, Veteran, Health Care Card Holder, Child or Full Time Student. A reduced rate applies of $60 if no wax is found at all clinics. If a second appointment is necessary this appointment will be complimentary at all clinics. Please note we are a provider for St Lukes Health and Health Care Insurance (HCI).
We see children down to the age of 4 years. A discussion with Earworx staff is recommended prior to booking. For safety reasons children need to be able to follow direction and keep reasonably still.
Why Choose Us
There’s no reason to suffer with uncomfortable and blocked feeling ears. Visiting Earworx means you’re accessing:
- A safe and reliable earwax removal technique preferred by ENT specialists
- Registered and experienced nurses who work with ears every day
- A quick, easy and pain free experience that ensures complete removal