Around 25% of the UK population have a moderate-to-severe ear wax issue which requires treatment. Despite this, some treatments such as wax removal via irrigation are no longer available as a free service. There is a growing need for this provision, yet on average, patients have to wait 12-16 weeks to access wax removal services on the NHS.
Hearing loss will overtake diabetes and cataracts as one of the top 10 UK disease burdens by 2030. For younger people, hearing loss can affect their education and social life. For older people, it can lead to social isolation, dementia and an increased risk of falls. For everyone, it matters.
At the Lounge, the system we are using is the world’s first all-in-one hearing health assessment system. It empowers our clinicians to perform high-definition digital otoscopy, micro-suction wax removal and hearing screening. If needed and only ever with your permission, we can also upload patient images and video to the secure cloud, where they can be reviewed by ENT specialists.