Are You Struggling With Ear Blockage, Reduced Hearing, or Discomfort?

Do You Have Ringing in Your Ears or Are Feeling Dizzy?

Clear Ears provides a specialist microsuction service for all your ear cleaning needs. We hold clinics in Lower Hutt, however, we can also service Aged Care Facilities in the Greater Wellington Region. Call Judith to make an appointment with our Registered Nurse Denise.

What Is Microsuction Ear Wax Removal?

Microsuction ear wax removal is a treatment where our Otology Registered Nurse, Denise, removes ear wax using a small suction device while looking into the ear. She views the ear through a large surgical microscope to give her a very large clear view of your ear canal.

If you have earwax build-up, it is important to clear it as soon as possible. If not, it may eventually lead to a more serious condition such as an ear infection. For those with dementia, the inability to hear can lead to behavioral issues and worsen cognitive decline.
Microsuction earwax removal is the most commonly performed and safe type of earwax removal.

What Are the Benefits of Microsuction?

This treatment is safe and pain-free for you. It is more comfortable than ear syringing as there is no water being pushed into your ear.

The old ear syringing method is regarded as not being good practice now as it can lead to complications.

Microsuction can be used even if you have a ruptured ear drum, have had ear surgery, or ear infections. If you have an ear infection it can be helpful to have microsuction before you use ear drops so that the drops are spread around the canal and ear drum.

How Does Microsuction Work?

Before your visit, we’ll discuss your ear history and detail microsuction. Denise will address your questions.

You’ll rest on a bed as Denise introduces you to the process and uses a microscope and microsuction device to gently remove ear wax and debris, avoiding the ear drum and canal. She identifies ear issues, possibly taking swabs for infections, and advises on ear care.

Throughout, she informs you about the process and aftercare. If any concerns arise, Denise will ensure your GP receives a detailed report and, if necessary, refer you to an Otolaryngology (ENT) specialist for further care.

Meet Denise

Meet Denise

Denise Walker is a specialist registered otology nurse who has spent the last 12 years specialising as a microsuction ear nurse. During this time she has been providing ear care to people of all ages in the Hutt Valley and Wellington region.

In her previous work, she spent 6 years as a lead nurse in elderly care facilities.

Please call Denise and the Team directly if you need any help (04) 555 1611 or 021 442419.

Appointments and Clinic Hours

Monday 9.30am to 5.30pm
Tuesday 9.30am to 9.30pm
Thursday 9.00am to 7.30pm
Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm

Urgent appointments available every clinic day. Other times by special arrangements

Appointments are 30 minutes duration with the Otology Specialist Registered Nurse. You are welcome to leave messages or email after hours or in the weekend and we will contact you as soon as we can.

Available to all ages over 3 years old.

Cancellations less than 24 hours prior to appointment or non-attendance may be charged.


Adult $70 – 16 years and over
Child $50 – 2 years to 15 years

Adult who has an ACC funded hearing loss $20 (our nurse is an ACC Accredited Specialist Nurse)

Veteran Affairs member No cost

Home visit – please enquire for cost and times available for this service.

Free ear checks on Mondays at 5.00pm to 6.00pm. Please phone  us for a time.