Barbara has been a clinical nurse specialising in the field of Otology (ear disease) for over 25 years, assessing, diagnosing and treating adults and children for middle and outer ear disease. Services include
- Simple wax removal
- Impacted wax removal
- Otitis Externa – acute and chronic canal infections
- Itchy and irritated canals
- Acute and chronic Otitis Media
- Otitis Media with effusion (Glue Ear)
- Hearing loss – conductive
- Eustachian dysfunction
- Discharging ears – perforation or grommet problems
- Mastoid cavity care
Specialising in Microscopic Suctioning this skill requires knowledge, correct training and experience over time. It can be a little noisy, (most say “it tickles”) due to the sensitivity of the ear canal, therefore being proficient is essential for a comfortable experience. It is often described as “taking the icing off a cupcake without touching the cupcake”.
How does Professional Ear Care support children?
Children with undiagnosed hearing problems may appear to have attention deficits, learning disabilities or a general disinterest in many activities and thus have problems all through school that could have been avoided by an ear exam.
Children are different from adults. Their bodies are still growing, and their special needs deserve personalized care. Barbara delivers comprehensive and compassionate, family-centred care for children of all ages.
Once an assessment has been done Barbara will make recommendations based on her diagnosis and follow evidence based treatment guidelines and if appropriate offer approved topical medications. After discussing treatment options, you can make an educated decision about the best course of action.
My physical environment
Two clinics are available making it easy for patients to be seen quickly and efficiently.
139 Remuera Road
Parking is available. Entrance 3 – look for the big yellow 3 on the right Dilworth Avenue side of the building
West Auckland Clinic:
West Care Specialist Centre
1 Moselle Avenue & 131 Lincoln Road, Henderson
Both clinics are professional whilst being warm and inviting.