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The 5 Best Clinics for Ear Wax Removal in Edinburgh

The 5 Best Clinics for Ear Wax Removal in Edinburgh

  • Professional Qualification - We did a little background check on the clinic’s doctors to ensure that they’re all trained and certified and using modern and advanced equipment in a well-maintained clinic.
  • Services Offered - We chose clinics that offered an array of ear wax removal methods to cater to different patients’ medical needs and preferences.
  • Aftercare Services -  We opted for clinics with top-notch post-treatment care services such as aftercare check-ups.
  • Accessibility - We selected clinics that had an easily accessible location for patients’ convenience and appointment booking processes.
  • Cost and Insurance - We aimed for clinics with transparent, competitive pricing, and most especially ones that accepted insurance plans.

Having trouble hearing? Well, you’re in luck! Just for you, we’ve scoured high and low for Edinburgh’s best clinics. 

To help you narrow down your choices, we’ve curated special criteria that patients would take into consideration such as staff qualification, clinic equipment, and sanitation, along with cost and insurance, among others.

1. Edinburgh Hearing Practice

Edinburgh Hearing Practice's Homepage

Services Offered: Ear wax removal, hearing aid, hearing aid aftercare and repairs, hearing protection


Address: 201 St John’s Rd, Corstorphine, Edinburgh EH12 7UU

Contact Details: +44 131 629 1819

Operating Hours: Monday-Friday: 9AM-5PM; Saturday: 9AM-1PM

Google Reviews4.9/5 Reviews4.7/5
Trustpilot Reviews4.7/5
Yell Reviews5/5
Total Reviews4.6/5
Score Consistency4.8/5
Professional Qualification4.5/5
– Staff4.5/5
– Technology and Equipment4.5/5
– Clinic Environment4.6/5
Services Offered4.5/5
Aftercare Services3.8/5
– Location4.8/5
– Appointment Booking Process4.5/5
Cost and Insurance3.5/5


  • Will organise an ENT to conduct the procedure for patients with complex ear canals
  • Easy booking process on website
  • Can often accommodate same-day bookings
  • Has other branches in Corstorphine, Gullane, East Lothian, Auchterarder, Perth and Kinross


  • Closes early on Saturdays
  • Quite pricey

Edinburgh Hearing Practice has been at it for at least 35 years. They offer an array of ear care services, from simple check-ups to ear wax removal.

Speaking of, it’s great that they offer 2 kinds of ear wax removal options – irrigation and microsuction. This way, you can select the procedure best suited to your needs.

Ear wax removal will cost £80, which is quite pricey. If they don’t find any wax in your ear canal, the bill goes down to £50 for a consultation. Meanwhile, additional appointments will cost £25.

It’s worth mentioning that if you have a more complex ear canal, either naturally or as a result of surgery, the audiologists at Edinburgh Hearing Practice cannot perform both irrigation and microsuction procedures.

In this case, a certified ENT must be consulted and carry out the operation. On the bright side, the staff at Edinburgh Hearing Practice will organise and schedule the appointment for you.

Regarding appointment booking, it’s relatively easy to do – just fill in their booking form on their website. You can visit their clinic from Mondays to Saturdays, but keep in mind that they close at 1PM on Saturdays, unfortunately.

Luckily, they’re often able to accommodate same-day bookings which is great for those who can’t wait another day to regain their hearing!

If you find yourself outside of Edinburgh, it’s nice to note that they have other branches across Scotland, too, such as in Gullane, East Lothian, and Auchterarder to name a few.

2. House of Hearing

House of Hearing's Homepage

Services Offered: Ear wax removal, hearing aids, hearing protection accessories, and ENT services, among others


Address: 10 Melville Cres, Edinburgh EH3 7LU

Contact Details: +44 131 220 1220 / [email protected]

Operating Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:30AM-5PM; Saturday: 8:30AM-4PM

Google Reviews4.9/5
Facebook Reviews5/5
Trustpilot Reviews4.7/5
Total Reviews4.4/5
Score Consistency4.8/5
Professional Qualification4.8/5
– Staff5/5
– Technology and Equipment4.8/5
– Clinic Environment4.8/5
Services Offered4.6/5
Aftercare Services4.8/5
– Location4.8/5
– Appointment Booking Process4/5
Cost and Insurance4/5


  • Only private ENT nurse-led team
  • Offers complimentary hearing assessment
  • Offers one complimentary wax removal treatment
  • Provides full aftercare for life
  • Has 9 clinics across Scotland and England
  • Can accommodate same-day appointments


  • Pricing structure isn’t readily available on their website
  • May take a while to get back to queries on their website

What sets the House of Hearing apart from other clinics on this list is that they’re the only private ENT nurse-led team in the country. All of whom are registered and certified clinicians from the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists (BSHAA).

For those on a tight budget, House of Hearing is definitely worth checking out because they offer a comprehensive hearing assessment for free. 

To boot, this comes with one complimentary ear wax removal treatment. However, do keep in mind that if you have a more complicated ear canal or stubborn wax, you may need more than 1 visit. 

Nevertheless, the clinic offers irrigation and microsuction wax removal options, which gives patients the flexibility of choosing whichever best suits their medical needs and preferences. It’s also worth highlighting that they provide full aftercare for life!

However, their pricing structure isn’t readily available on their website so you’ll have to call to inquire.  

On the bright side, they’re accessible with 9 clinics across Scotland and England and are open from Mondays to Saturdays (in their Edinburgh branch only!). Depending on how busy the clinic is, they’re often able to accommodate same-day appointments too. 

Booking an appointment is relatively easy as they have an online form that you can fill out on their website, but they could take a while to respond. Alternatively, you can give the clinic a ring or send an email where you can expect a reply within 24 hours. 

3. The Hearing Clinic

The Hearing Clinic's Homepage

Services Offered: Ear wax removal, hearing assessment, hearing aid, and custom hearing protection accessories, among others


Address: 83 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2ER

Contact Details: +44 333 320 7788

Operating Hours: Monday-Friday: 9AM-5PM

Google Reviews4.7/5
Facebook Reviews5/5
Total Reviews3.5/5
Score Consistency4.8/5
Professional Qualification4.6/5
– Staff4.7/5
– Technology and Equipment4.5/5
– Clinic Environment4.5/5
Services Offered4/5
Aftercare Services4.7/5
– Location4.7/5
– Appointment Booking Process4.7/5
Cost and Insurance4.8/5


  • Affordable microsuction 
  • Offers free ear health check
  • Facilities have a lift
  • Clinic has 70 years of experience
  • Has several clinics across Scotland


  • Closed on weekends
  • Only offers microsuction ear wax removal 

What we love about The Hearing Clinic is that their ear wax removal services are on the more affordable side, charging £60 for microsuction. To boot, they even tossed in a free ear health check.

Note that if you’re only free on the weekends, then you’ll need to look for another clinic as they’re only open on the weekdays from 9AM-5PM. This could be a definite deal breaker for those without flexible schedules.

On the bright side, their microsuction appointments only take about 30 minutes so you can definitely squeeze it in during your lunch break.

Another thing that sets this clinic apart from the others is they’re quite accessible. They have a lift which will definitely come in handy for those with mobility issues.

Booking appointments is also quite easy given they have an online booking system on their website. You can also choose to set your appointment to their other clinic locations across Scotland. 

However, it’s important to highlight that microsuction is the only form of ear wax removal that the clinic offers, which could be limiting for patients who would like to explore other methods.

Even then, we think that their 70 years of industry experience under their belt is highly impressive, saying a lot about their skills. 

4. QB Earcare

QB Earcare's Homepage

Services Offered: Ear wax removal, custom IEM, custom earplugs, and in-ear monitors 


Address: Portobello Surgery, 265 Portobello High St, Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 2AW

Contact Details: +44 7379 445709

Operating Hours: Friday 9AM-5PM

Google Reviews4.9/5
Total Reviews2/5
Score Consistency4.9/5
Professional Qualification4.8/5
– Staff4.8/5
– Technology and Equipment5/5
– Clinic Environment4.9/5
Services Offered4.9/5
Aftercare Services4.6/5
– Location4.8/5
– Appointment Booking Process4.8/5
Cost and Insurance4.8/5


  • Offers 3 kinds of ear wax removal services
  • Economical pricing structure
  • Online booking available
  • Accessible clinic
  • Practitioner has 16 years of experience


  • Only open on Fridays
  • Can be fully-booked sometimes

While QB Earcare is another stellar clinic at the heart of Edinburgh, there’s one important con that we need to get out of the way – they only offer services on Fridays. 

We know their operating hours are completely mind-boggling, but that hasn’t deterred patients from queuing at their front door every Friday! 

This is because of their HCPC-registered practitioner, Dr. Andrew Quinn who opened the practice in 2022. 

While still a relatively young clinic, Dr. Quinn has 16 years of experience up his sleeve, offering 3 kinds of ear wax removal methods – irrigation, microsuction, and via instruments.

You’ll be glad to know that their prices are one of the most economical on this list, charging £45 for one ear, £55 for two, for any service. 

If you’re all set, you can easily book an appointment via their website. Keep in mind that if you need to cancel or reschedule, all you need to do is call their office. 

Remember that they’re only open on Fridays, so getting an appointment can be tricky sometimes. Having said that, be sure to book early!

5. Fairfield Hearing

Fairfield Hearing's Homepage

Services Offered: Ear wax removal, hearing aids and accessories, and hearing test


Address: 2 Stafford St, Edinburgh EH3 7AU

Contact Details: +44 131 378 5800 / [email protected] / [email protected]

Operating Hours: Monday-Friday: 10AM-4PM

Google Reviews4.9/5
Total Reviews2/5
Score Consistency4.9/5
Professional Qualification4.9/5
– Staff4.9/5
– Technology and Equipment4.9/5
– Clinic Environment4.9/5
Services Offered4.9/5
Aftercare Services5/5
– Location4.9/5
– Appointment Booking Process4.5/5
Cost and Insurance4/5


  • Audiologists have 35 years of experience
  • Offers full domiciliary service
  • Can accommodate appointments outside set operating hours and emergencies
  • Offers 3 kinds of ear wax removal procedures 


  • Closed on weekends
  • No online booking system
  • Pricing structure isn’t readily available on website

If you ask us for just one thing we like most about Fairfield Hearing, it would surely be their accessibility. Despite only being open from Mondays to Fridays at 10AM to 4PM, they make an effort to accommodate appointments outside of these hours.

Which means that they’re a great option for those with hectic schedules and just can’t seem to squeeze in an appointment. 

Their accessibility doesn’t end there; they offer full domiciliary services, too! This will definitely be a lifesaver for those with mobility issues as you can have your ears checked and treatment done from the comforts of home. 

Another plus is that they offer three kinds of wax removal services – suction, irrigation, and manual removal. Thus, you can select whichever method best suits your condition and preference.

While some may be wary that the clinic is fairly young, the audiologists behind it, brother and sister team Stephen Fairfield and Ruth Porteous have at least 35 and 10 years of medical experience, respectively.

When it comes to appointment setting, they don’t have an online booking system on their website so you’ll have to schedule the old-fashioned way by making a call or emailing them. 

On the bright side, they can assist at any time in an emergency. Hence, you’ll definitely want to save their contact information on your phone.

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