The Clear Ear Clinic provides the best method for removing problem ear wax or cerumen: microsuction. We offer fast appointments at flexible times (usually on the same day) and can usually deal with the problem in one 15-minute visit. It is exceptionally rare to need more than one appointment. The assessment is free; if we cannot help you, there is no charge.

The Clear Ear Clinic is the first independent provider of stand-alone aural care services in the UK, and is one of the few registered with the UK regulator of healthcare: the Care Quality Commission.

All of our practitioners are qualified doctors and nurses with years of expertise in ear care.

What is microsuction?

Microsuction is a wax-removal technique using a binocular operating microscope to look straight into the ear canal and a very fine sterile suction device at low pressure to remove the wax

Prices and times

We are open:

Mon, Tues, Thurs: 09:00-19:00

Weds, Fri: 09:00 - 17:30

Sat: 09:30 - 17:00

Contact us

The best way to make an appointment is to phone us on 020 7495 6314. You can also use the contact form, or email us at


  • I know that whenever my ears are blocked I can restore my hearing with a minimum of fuss.
    — Nick Bailey (Classic FM)
  • Right. Always go little hoover thing, never syringe. Much nicer.
    — Derren Brown
  • A miracle! In a rush like a tidal wave, I found that I could hear the sound of the traffic in the square outside the window and even the repetitive gurgle of the water supply in the aquarium on the wall. I could hear again.
    — Laurie Taylor (Broadcaster, Thinker)
  • It was worth every penny, and very reasonably priced. Don't hesitate, I'd forgotten how wonderfully noisy London's West End could be !!!! Thank you so much.
    — Andy Grahamme-Morris (Ex Radio 1 and 2 Producer. Former Radio Presenter)

What is microsuction?

Microsuction is a wax-removal technique using a binocular operating microscope (which allows depth-perception and magnification) to look straight into the ear canal and a very fine sterile suction device at low pressure to remove the wax. Occasionally we may need to use other instruments to remove hard wax. The technique means that we can always see what we are doing and can avoid touching the skin of the sides of the ear canal which makes the process a lot more comfortable.

Why is microsuction better?

Compared to the traditional forms of wax removal – ear drops and irrigation or “syringing” – microsuction is:

  • safer

  • quicker

  • neater

  • generally better tolerated

  • more effective

  • doesn’t need weeks of waiting for drops to soften the wax


Our charges as of 21 Mar 2016 are:



Micro suction treatment:

Removal of a Foreign Body:

Prescription charge:

Medical Treatment (infection): (includes prescription and second review appointment)



Opening Times

9 am to 7 pm

9 am to 5:30 pm

9 am to 5pm


Mon, Tues, Thurs  

Wed and Fri


no charge






If you'd like to make an appointment, please call on 020 7495 6314 or Skype

We've moved.

We're now at our new premises in Wimpole St.


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You can use this to request an appointment but if you require the appointment today, it's best to phone on 02074956314.

Clear Ear Clinic

Lister House, Flat 3 (third floor)

11-12 Wimpole St






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The best way to make an appointment is to phone us on 020 7495 6314 or skype on clearearclinic

We like feedback, if you have a comment, complaint or compliment please let us know. We are registered with and regulated by the Care Quality Commission, provider number 1-838426514. If you have any concerns about your treatment by the Clear Ear Clinic please contact us. If you feel that your concerns are not being addressed please feel free to contact the CQC.

Frequently asked questions

Q: Do I have to use ear drops before I come to see you?

A: No! You can come and see us as soon as you have a problem and have it sorted out in one visit. Microsuction, unlike syringing, doesn't require fiddling with drops for weeks before-hand. Don't worry if you have been using them already - we can deal with that as well.

Q: I have otitis externa (inflammation/ infection of ear canal) in both ears, can you help?

A: Yes. Microsuction is part of the best treatment of otitis externa, we'll be able to clear the infected debris and usually improve your hearing immediately. Our doctors will be able to prescribe the appropriate treatment or we will work with your GP to make sure you get the best management.

Q: Do you only remove wax with a sucker? Can you remove it with other methods?

A: It really depends on the wax you have in your ears. We use the tools which are appropriate to the job, but yes, we can use scoops and fine probes to remove the wax without the sucker. If you'd prefer this just ask us beforehand, it's not always possible but we will try.

Q: I've had ear problems and surgery on my ears in the past, is microsuction appropriate for me?

A: Absolutely. Irrigation removal of wax (syringing) in ears which have had previous problems is contraindicated. Because microsuction is conducted under the operating microscope we can always see what we are doing, this is considered safer.

Q: I've emailed you for an appointment, how long will I have to wait for a reply?

A:  We try to answer all email as soon as we receive it. Most emails are answered within an hour during work hours. 

Q: I had my ears cleared but I'm still having trouble with them, what should I do?

A: We're sorry to hear that. Please make an appointment to see us again as soon as possible, we'll try to fix this if we can. There is no charge for a follow-up appointment within 2 weeks.

Q: Do you have step-free access?

A: We do, but we need a bit of warning to get the ramps in place, so please let us know when you book.

Q: This may seem like a strange question, but do you have gift vouchers?

A: You're not the first person to ask, and yes, we do! Use the contact form to tell us about it and we'll see what we can do.

Q: Are you covered by BUPA/AXA/ other health insurers?

A: It depends on your insurer. We are happy to fill in any forms you need to claim your fees back from your insurer but we don't take payments from them directly. Please check with them that they will cover your treatment by the practitioner you are seeing, as sometimes they will cover a doctor but not a nurse.

Q: Can I book to see a specific person?

A: Of course, just ask the receptionist to make the appointment for the day your preferred provider works. Unfortunately we can't always guarantee that your appointment will be with a particular person, but anyone who sees you will be fully qualified to undertake your care. 

Q: I have another question you haven't answered here.

A: Please use the contact form to tell us about it.

For any queries, or to book an appointment, please leave a message using the form below:

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Leave infections at home - please do not attend if you are feeling unwell.