Healthy Ears, expert ear wax removal

Healthy Ears is all about providing the most expert and experienced ear services at the very best price. Not only do we perform modern micro-suction we also provide ear syringing, curettage, custom made ear protection, expert advice on hearing, ear care, hearing aids and tinnitus.

David Tayler at Healthy Ears is dedicated to providing the most expert ear wax removal service at the best price.With over 32 years of experience as an audiologist (over 31 of those years has involved ear wax removal), you are guaranteed the safest and most professional service (all services are covered by full professional medical insurance).

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David tayler healthy ears

Ear Wax removal

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Same Day Service

ear wax removal same day

Our expert ear services

At Healthy Ears we can usually see you on the same day to examine your ears, show you by video what’s happening in your ears and if there is simply too much wax or a foreign body in the ear (a foreign body is anything that shouldn’t naturally be in your ear) then we can clear it and eliminate the symptoms. We will always give full professional advice on whether you should seek a GP opinion.

All appointments can be booked instantly online – even same day appointments.

Pricing has been kept very low and very simple: You only pay for the service you need...

Ear cleaning services, we offer the choice...

  • Visits to the Ear Cabin on Transit Way…
  • Home visits there is a slightly higher charge to cover the time costs:
  • Visits outside the PL postcode area Please call 07853 920549 or use the contact page.

Benefits of our service

  • · Expert Audiologist
  • · Over 32 years of ear suctioning experience
  • · Same day appointments
  •   Charges per ear – you only pay for what you need
  • · No follow-up charges
  • · Expert advice
  • · Instant online booking
  • · Home visits across the Plymouth region
  • · You are guaranteed the safest and most professional service.

Ears, clean and protect

  • · Ear examinations
  • · Micro-suction ear clearing
  • · Advice on managing wax
  • · Advice on ear care
  • · Provision of custom ear protection
  • · Home visits outside PL postcode area prior arrangement
  • · Provision of custom ear protection DIY home kits


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Ear wax removal - home visits

Home visits Plymouth postcode


Visits to the Ear Cabin

 Visits to the Ear Cabin, Transit Way, Plymouth

 from December - February special winter offer

Visit Outside Plymouth

Visit Outside Plymouth

For visits in other postcodes please contact me for a quote.

Contact via online email or by calling me on 07853 920549

DIY Custom Earplugs

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Custom Made Earplugs

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The procedure

  • First I'll go through a few simple questions about your ears and related health. Then I'll thoroughly exam your ears; this involves checking both the outside and inside of your nears including the condition of the skin, eardrum, wax, blood supply - in fact everything that's visible! I will tell you exactly what I can see and what (if anything) needs doing. Often there will be wax present in the ear but the condition and position of the wax means that clearing it out is not absolutely necessary. If this is the case I will always let you know so you can decide whether to have it cleared then, or perhaps leave it a few months; my focus is on professionalism, not profit!
  • I'll ask you to sit on a therapy table (like a massage table but elevated so it's more like a reclining chair) I'll Illuminate your ear using a powerful head torch. I do not use a microscope for this procedure because it is not the safest way to perform micro-suction. A small funnel (a speculum) is held just inside your ear to make the canal easier to view. Then I'll insert a fine tube connected to the suction machine. The suction is controlled both on the machine and by my fingers to get the perfect setting for your ears. Because of the suction it can be a bit noisy, and you may find it feels a little cool because of the air being drawn in, but it is only for a short time and will not damage your hearing. There are a variety of noises as the suction machine draws on the wax; sometimes it's silent when the wax seals the suction tube, sometimes it pops when the wax suddenly shoots up the tube and sometimes it 'squeals' when skin or genetic dry wax vibrates in the tube. Throughout the procedure I will be telling you exactly what I'm doing, checking that you are comfortable and visually watching your face to make sure everything is just right for you.
  • The procedure can take anything from 5 minutes to 45 minutes (it's impossible to predict because of the many possible conditions the ear and wax may be in). Typically you will be in and out in under 20 minutes.
  • Many people find the whole procedure extremely relaxing. Very occasionally it can be uncomfortable due to the shape and size of the ear canal or the position of the wax, but this is not common. But it is noisy - as you can imagine having a vacuum cleaner in your ear is not going to be quiet! The noise can be controlled to some degree using various techniques. As a trained Paediatric Audiologist, I provide the quietest and most pain-free ear suctioning available.
  • Removal can be done by syringing - not recommended since very few people perform this procedure safely. The incidence of injury is still too high and now many clinics are shying away from it altogether. But syringing can be perfectly safe when it's being performed by a trained expert. By ear candling – an wholly ineffective technique that weakly draws in cold air and leaves a yellow staining from evaporation. Superficial burning is a significant risk. However, there are some psychological benefits to ear candling (but absolutely no physical benefits). By curettage (manually scooping out wax) – effective and safe only when performed by an expert.

About ear wax

  • Earwax is a natural thick substance created by special cells in the ear. It's made of skin cells, fats, alcohol and cholesterol. It plays an important part in keeping the ear canal clean and healthy; it traps dust and small objects (including insects), helps to sterilize the ear, lubricates the skin and even clears itself out of the ear! Sometimes this self-clearing mechanism fails, perhaps due to too much hair, too much dust/dirt, use of cotton buds or bony growths in the ear (like swimmer's ear).
  • Ears blocked with wax can affect your hearing, trap water in your ears (increasing the risk of infection), and cause pain and imbalance. Blocked ears can also hide a multitude of conditions that need medical attention - so have your ears checked and cleared by an expert.
  • Ear suctioning (micro-suction) is the most favoured method of wax removal because of its universal effectiveness and relative safety. Micro-suction involves drawing out wax through the use of a vacuum. There is NO need to use ear drops beforehand when micro-suction is used – if oil is needed then this will be done at the time of the procedure. Sometimes follow-up appointments are necessary for severe wax blockages. Micro-suction must be performed by a trained clinician. As an expert audiologist, I have been training staff and performing all methods of wax removal for 30 years, mostly in a hospital setting.
  • Inside the ear

    I will tell you exactly what I can see and what (if anything) needs doing. Often there will be wax present in the ear but the condition and position of the wax means that clearing it out is not absolutely necessary. If this is the case I will always let you know so you can decide whether to have it cleared then.


You can now book online!

Just pick out the time and date that suits you best.

or call me .. 07853 920549
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