Please note the entrance to City Medical Practice is just around the corner at 1 Jamison Street – its an old building with a grand entrance. There is a domino’s pizza on the opposite side of the road on Jamison
Mon – 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tues – 8:00am – 5:00pm
Wed – 8:00am – 5:00pm
Thurs – 8:00am – 5:00pm
Fri – 8:00am – 5:00pm
Earworx in the Sydney CBD offers a gentle and professional ear wax removal servicee. 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!
Previously located at Bondi Junction, our Sydney Earworx has now relocated to the heart of Sydney’s CBD.
Earworx is located within the ‘City Medical Practice’ on the corner of York and Jamison Streets, on the ground floor of the Portico Heritage Building and next to the Amora Jamison Sydney. If driving, there is no street parking out the front of the clinic, so it is best to park at either the Secure Parking at the MetCentre (which is 3 mins walk to the practice) or the Wilson Parking on 259 George Street (a 2 min walk). Both parking options are best booked online prior to the appointment to get the best price.
If you are travelling via public transport, when on the bus jump off at Wynyard Station York St Stand P which will put you right out the front of the clinic. And if coming by train the closest stop to the clinic is Wynyard Station at Jamison St (stand U), which is a 1 min walk over York street to the City Medical Centre.
Our Friendly Team
Laura O’Dwyer joins the Earworx team as a Registered Nurse, whose professional journey reflects a profound commitment to providing compassionate and comprehensive care. Holding a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University College Dublin and dual registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, Laura’s clinical acumen is backed by a solid educational foundation and international expertise.
Since commencing her career as a nursing intern, Laura has swiftly advanced through the ranks, demonstrating her adaptability and skill in various settings. Her tenure at St. Vincent’s University Hospital in the Our Lady’s ward, showcases her capacity to care for patients with cognitive impairments and facilitate the medical management of stroke patients, a testament to her patient-centric approach and clinical prowess.
Laura’s dedication extends to acute and aged care sectors, where she has provided exemplary service in facilities, handling roles that require not only clinical knowledge but also leadership and coordination.
At Earworx, Laura brings her multifaceted experience to the forefront, offering patients the highest standard of ear wax removal services using the micro-suction technique. Most recently, she has completed the Earworx Aural care and Microsuction courses. Her ability to engage with patients, coupled with her comprehensive nursing practice, ensures that clients will receive exceptional care tailored to their unique needs.
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.
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?
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