South Auckland Ears
Where: 6 O'Shannessey Street Papakura 2110. We are in the Counties Care building,
Hours of Practice: Every Saturday, 8.20am to 2pm by appointment. Week days on Tuesday, Wednesday and some Friday evenings from 4.00pm to 7.20pm. Phone or text us for a booking on 021 540535.
Cost: $50.00 for a maximum 20 minute consultation. $45.00 for people 65 years and over. $35.00 for children under 18 years. For any secondary or follow up appointments within the next month a $30.00 charge applies. Payment can be made by Cash, Visa, debit cards and eftpos on the day of treatment.
If you have a history of hard compacted wax then you are welcome to soften your ear wax for 3
days prior with lightly warmed oil such as unused ricebran or olive
oil prior to coming This will make removal easier and more comfortable
for you. Alternatively, purchasing a wax softening product from a
pharmacy and using for two days prior to your visit can be useful.
Otherwise just come as you are.
For those who wear hearing aids, it may be necessary to have wax removed more frequently. This can be due to the partial blocking of the ear canal by the hearing aid preventing wax from exiting the ear by normal process. This build up affects the ability of hearing aids to work well. Also the mildly corrosive effects of wax on hearing aids decreases the long term life of your hearing aid investment.
It is not advisable for those wearing hearing aids to have syringing of their ears to remove wax due to a damp ear being more at risk of further hearing damage, tinnitus and ear infection.
Your local District Health Board offers free ear services for children. Contact the Manukau District Health Board on 09 276 0000.
To arrange a booking please ring Ian on 021 540 535. If you encounter our answer phone, please leave a simple message. We will contact you within hours as a rule, and book a time which suits you. We can also be emailed but this may be a slower way to enlist a response.
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