South Auckland Ears

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South Auckland Ears re opened on Friday the 15th of May after the Level 4 lock down ended. We are now on catch up with many people who were not able to be seen for the previous 5 weeks. Please look on to find our next available bookings.  

South Auckland Ears is run by a Registered Nurse who specializes in otomicroscopy. Ear nurses are qualified to safely and effectively examine ears to remove wax, foreign bodies and debris before checking for abnormalities.
We use 'Best Practice' low suction microscopy techniques and an oto microscope to suction wax or debris from ears. Bookings can be made by you without a Dr referral. Please look on, type in South Auckland Ears and book a time which suits you. We welcome people with ears blocked due to wax, ear infections or foreign bodies, people who wear hearing aids and children preferably accompanied by two parents or care givers. 

We see children from 0 upwards at a charge of $35.00. People wearing ACC funded hearing aids and War Vet patients with hearing aids are welcome, free of charge. 

 We are in the Counties Medical Center, corner of the Great South Road and O'Shannessey Street Papakura 2110. Opposite Papakura McDonalds. 

Hours of Practice: Every Saturday,  8.20am to 1.40pm by appointment. Week days on Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays from 2.40pm to 6.00pm. Again, please look at to see our booking times and book your own appointment. Type in South Auckland Ears there to see our own bookings page. Or phone or text us for a booking on 021 540535. 
We run morning clinics in : Waitakere, Howick, Manukau City Bay Audiology branches once weekly in the mornings only. Also the Waiuku Medical Centre every Wednesday morning. 

Cost: $50.00 per consultation for adults which, any wax or debris is removed. $45.00 for people 65 years and over. $35.00 for children under 18 years. Community Services Card holders are charged $35.00. 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 this is to be your first time visiting us then please just come as you are with no pre softening. For some, if you have had wax removed before and been told that your ear wax was very hard and could use pre softening before removal, 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.
We see children of any age at a charge of $35.00 but your local District Health Board offers free ear services for children. Contact the Manukau District Health Board on 09 276 0000. 

ACC funded hearing aids can have up to 50 free ear clean visits. So call us for an appointment. War Veterans who wear hearing aids who have a War Pensions card can also have ears cleaned free of charge.              

To arrange a booking with us, please ring us on 021 540 535 or go online to, type in South Auckland Ears in the search bar and book a time that suits you. If you encounter our answer phone, please leave a simple message without much detail as we assume you are ringing for wax or debris removal from your ears. 

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6 O'Shannessey Street Papakura 2110