Having difficulty hearing ?
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE - SOME GOOD NEWS!
In light of the current coronavirus situation, I am following the most up to date Joint Guidance provided by The British Society of Audiology, the British Academy of Audiology, the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists and the Association of Independent Hearing Healthcare Professionals. This guidance has been collated with input from the Infection Control Society and ENT UK.
According to their recommendations it is now permitted again for private practitioners to treat patients who have a clinical need for ear microsuction or irrigation. I would still recommend that you defer treatment if possible but you are welcome to call and discuss your needs to help you decide whether you wish to take the risk of attending my clinic. I must not currently treat patients who are shielding or in self isolation. The advice states that private practitioners must only treat patients who have an intact eardrum. The coronavirus does not live in the outer ear canal but if there is a perforation present then coronavirus can be spread that way. In that case you would be asked to contact your GP for referral to the ENT department at your local hospital.
As is my normal practice, I adhere strictly to infection control guidelines taking additional precautions during the coronavirus pandemic by wearing a fluid repellent face mask, gloves and an apron as well as the usual surgical loupes. I recommend that you should ideally attend alone or, if necessary, with one member of your own household. I would ask that you attend also wearing a fluid repellent face mask and to use the hand gel provided on entry to the treatment room. Your temperature will be checked prior to any procedure.
To ensure that your contact time spent at the clinic is kept to a minimum I use telephone triage to discuss your symptoms and medical history prior to your visit. I will explain the procedure to you over the phone and discuss the informed consent form with you. You are welcome to ask any questions you may have. Please bring your own pen with you to sign the form at your visit.
I confirm that neither I nor anyone living in my household has any symptoms of coronavirus infection.
Please do get in touch if you would like further advice. Above all STAY WELL!
Welcome to Essentials Ear Care. My name is Daniela Jones and I am a Registered Nurse with additional training in ear microsuction and irrigation.
Over recent years many GP surgeries have stopped providing the often requested ‘ear syringing’. This used to be one of my favourite jobs as a practice nurse because patients usually went home happy that their hearing had been restored. However, the need is still there. Patients tell me that blocked ears are very uncomfortable or that their hearing aid audiologist has requested that any excess wax is cleared before their appointment. In addition to Ear Irrigation, I have therefore undertaken training to offer Ear Microsuction, a safe and effective procedure.
I provide a high quality professional ear wax removal service with your safety and client confidentiality as the priority. As a Registered Nurse I abide by the Code of Conduct of the Nursing and Midwifery Council and I am on their Register of General Nurses - Adult. I am a member of the Royal College of Nursing and I maintain professional indemnity insurance through them.
To book an appointment please call me on 01252 659671 or 07747 697810. I will be happy to answer any questions and arrange to see you in my treatment room located in Yateley.
If you find it difficult to come to my clinic, both Ear Wax Removal treatments can be offered as home visits to the following areas:
Yateley, Sandhurst, Crowthorne, Wokingham, Twyford, Swallowfield, Farnborough, Frimley, Camberley, Fleet, Aldershot, Bracknell, Basingstoke, Guildford and further afield at your request.
Ear Microsuction or Irrigation
No wax on initial examination, no fee
Medical history, assessment and removal of excess ear wax
One ear £35
Both ears £60
Home visits may be available at a supplementary charge of £10 to Yateley, Sandhurst, Crowthorne, Wokingham, Farnborough, Fleet, Frimley and Camberley. For Twyford, Swallowfield, Aldershot and Bracknell the home visit fee is a supplementary £20. Home visits at a greater distance can be arranged by agreement. I accept payment by cash, cheque or debit/credit cards.
You may opt to receive a text reminder when you book your appointment. Please be considerate and cancel any unwanted appointments in good time to make them available to someone else.