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(£20 if no wax found)

£40 - One Ear
£60 - Both Ears

 Ear wax Removal

£20

Hearing
Health Check

Earwax Removal

Microsuction

What is Microsuction Ear Wax Removal?

Microsuction is a modern, gentle, and highly effective method for removing excess ear wax and debris from the ear canal. Using specialised equipment and a high-powered digital otoscope, a trained practitioner meticulously extracts wax buildup without the need for water irrigation, minimising discomfort and reducing the risk of infection.

Why Choose Microsuction?

  • Safety First: Microsuction is considered one of the safest ear wax removal methods, as it eliminates the risk of water entering the ear canal and causing infection.

  • Precision and Comfort: Our skilled practitioners utilise precise tools and visualisation to remove wax without causing discomfort or damage to delicate ear structures.

  • Immediate Relief: Experience instant relief from symptoms such as hearing loss, tinnitus, vertigo and earache, as microsuction swiftly clears obstructions.

  • Suitable for All: Microsuction is suitable for Adults (18yrs and over) including  hearing aid users and those with ear conditions or previous ear surgeries.

Please apply 1 - 2 drops of olive oil (Earol) per day preferably 7 days prior to your appointment. This will help to soften the wax and making it easier and more comfortable to remove.

If you wear hearing aids, apply the drops after these have been removed.  

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Ear wax? Ear wax, scientifically known as cerumen, is a natural substance produced by the ear canal's ceruminous glands. Its presence serves several important purposes within the ear: Protection: Ear wax acts as a protective barrier, shielding the delicate and sensitive ear canal skin from external elements such as dust, debris, insects, and water. This protective function helps prevent potential infections and irritations. Moisturisation: Ear wax helps keep the ear canal skin moisturised, preventing it from becoming dry and prone to itching or discomfort. Self-Cleaning Mechanism: The ear canal is not a straight pathway; it curves and moves in a circular motion. As new ear wax is produced, it gradually moves from the deeper parts of the ear canal toward the outer ear. In this process, old earwax, along with trapped debris, dust, and dead skin cells, is naturally pushed out of the ear, aiding in the self-cleaning of the ear canal. Infection Prevention: The slightly acidic nature of ear wax helps create an environment that is inhospitable to bacteria and fungi, reducing the risk of infections. Protection from Noise and Insects: Ear wax can also help prevent certain insects from entering the ear canal, and in some cases, it can act as a natural defense against loud noises by absorbing some of the sound energy before it reaches the delicate structures of the inner ear. While ear wax serves these beneficial functions, sometimes it can accumulate and become impacted, leading to hearing problems, discomfort, or an increased risk of infection. Regular maintenance and, if necessary, professional removal, can help ensure that ear wax continues to fulfill its protective role without causing issues.

What is Microsuction Ear Wax Removal? Microsuction is a safe and effective method for removing excess ear wax using specialized equipment and a high-powered microscope. It involves gentle suction to clear ear canals without the use of water, minimising discomfort and reducing infection risk.

Is Microsuction Painful? No, microsuction is a virtually painless procedure. Our trained professionals use precision tools and visualisation to ensure your comfort throughout the process.

How Long Does the Procedure Take? The duration varies but usually takes around 15 to 30 minutes. Our experts work efficiently to ensure a swift and thorough ear wax removal experience.

Why Do My Hearing Aids Make A Whistling Sound? Incorrectly fitted hearing aids can sometimes cause this, however, excess wax can also cause the hearing aid to create this whistling sound. This is known as feedback.

How Often Should I Get Microsuction? Frequency depends on your individual ear wax production and susceptibility to blockages. Some individuals may need it every few months, while others may require less frequent sessions. Our experts will advise you on the recommended schedule during your consultation.

Is Microsuction Suitable for Hearing Aid Users? Yes, microsuction is an excellent option for hearing aid users. Clear ear canals enhance hearing aid effectiveness and comfort.

Can I Insert Objects to Clean My Ears? No. Inserting objects like cotton buds or hairpins can push ear wax deeper and risk damaging your ear canal or eardrum. Microsuction is the safest way to remove ear wax.

How Do I Prepare for a Microsuction Appointment? Use olive oil (earol) preferably 7 days before a microsuction appointment. 7 days is just a genral guide and pre-treatment could differ depending on the amount and consistency of ear wax.

What Should I Expect After the Procedure? You may experience improved hearing and relief from discomfort immediately. Some mild sensitivity might occur, but this typically resolves quickly. Our experts will provide you with aftercare instructions.

Why Choose Microsuction Over Other Methods? Microsuction offers several advantages, including safety, precision, and immediate results. Unlike methods involving water irrigation, microsuction eliminates the risk of infection and discomfort associated with water exposure.

Ear Anatomy showing microsuction apparatus inserted into the ear canal.
Checking health of ears
Hearing screening test being performed
Otosopy

Hearing Health Check

Check your ears for wax, foreign objects and debris using an otoscope. 

Check the health and appearance of your ear canals and drums. 

Using the Tympa platform, we can test your hearing. This involves wearing a pair of headphones which will play a series of tones into your ears. 

When you can hear the tone, press the button on the screen. 

The results are shown for each ear and can indicate the general health of your hearing.
 

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