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
At our Kingston Clinic you will be treated by our Registered Nurse Francis Tuquib.
Francis was a Registered Nurse overseas for about 3 years before coming to Australia. Francis worked in the emergency department as well as medical/surgical back then.
Francis completed a Certificate 3 in Aged Care before pursuing nursing in Australia, he also completed a Diploma in Leadership and Management in Sydney.
Francis has been working in the Aged Care sector in Australia for 4 years along with working in the hospital sector during this time.
Francis enjoys spending time with his 1 year old in his spare time and do sporting activities.
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 clinics at Belconnen or Kingston in Canberra, 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.
Ear wax is removed for a flat rate of $120 in Kingston, and $95 concession for veterans, pensioners, health care card holders and children under 18 years Australia wide. If a second appointment is required this will be complimentary. This fee is paid at the time of the appointment via debit / credit card. This fee is partly rebatable through St Lukes Health or Health Care Insurance, depending on your level of cover. Please contact St Lukes or your Health Care Insurance provider directly to ascertain the amount of your health care fund rebate. If no wax is found in your ears at the time of your appointment, a reduced $60 rate applies.
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