Ear wax removal using Microsuction in London


The syringing of ears to remove ear wax and the buildup of wax in the ears is the traditional method of ear wax removal. Originally a metal syringe would have been used, but there was always the chance of damaging the eardrum and causing hearing damage and instead, an electronic ear irrigator was used to carry out the ear irrigation to clear ear wax buildup.

You have probably been troubled by wax in your ears. Following discussion with your doctor, he has advised micro-suction or manual clearance of the wax.  Micro suction is the removal of wax using a small suction tube and a fine suction end. Whilst having the procedure you will need to keep as still as possible unless asked to move slightly. This is important as the doctor or nurse doing the procedure could accidentally injure the ear canal or your eardrum if you move without warning.

Ear Wax Removal

Microsuction is a quick and gentle process of removing excess earwax from inside the ear canal. The procedure involves a small suction tube gently removing wax build-up from the ear canal. Because wax can build up gradually over many years, hearing loss can often go undetected. It’s only after the procedure that a patient can fully appreciate the benefit.

Microsuction ear wax removal is a procedure that uses gentle suction to remove excessive or troublesome ear wax. using a microscope, our trained audiologists are able to look directly into the ear canal and use a sterile suction device to gently remove the wax. Occasionally we may need to use other instruments to remove hard wax, or to soften the wax using olive oil.

Micro-suction ear wax removal is one of the safest methods of ear cleaning and it is an ideal method of wax removal for people who have had a perforation to their eardrum or who have had any mid-ear surgery. Microsuction uses no water for the ear wax removal and there is no mess and little fuss.

A comprehensive medical history will be taken a microscopic examination of the inner ear canals and eardrums gentle removal of the earwax with a surgical microsuction unit. The audiologist will wear a pair of illuminated microscopes, namely “loupes”, and air will be heard rushing through the suction wand during the procedure. There may be an occasional mild ‘pop’ as the wax is sucked through the probe.

About our Microsuction Clinic

Microsuction is safer, cleaner and requires less preparation than syringing. it is far safer than syringing because no water is being forced into the ear. The clinician uses high magnification to see the minute detail of your ear and clear it.

Ear wax microsuction is a procedure which uses gentle suction to remove excessive or troublesome ear wax. It is performed with the aid of a surgical microscope and a calibrated suction device, without the introduction of any materials or liquids. Ear wax microsuction is one of the safest, most effective, quickest and most comfortable methods of removing ear wax. Usually micro-suction does not need pre-treatment with drops but two days of something like clinically treated olive oil is the best preparation. One of our audiologists will examine your ear using a microscope (either fixed or with loupes glasses) and, using a fine low-pressure suction device, safely remove the blockage. Also, using a video otoscope we will show you the condition of the ear before and after the treatment.

Microsuction is a safe, quick and painless method of removing a  build-up of ear wax in the ear canals using a medical suction pump, suction wand, and an ear endoscope to enable observation by the practitioner. This sterile vacuum breaks down and removes the ear wax very gently from the canals. This method was traditionally only used in hospitals or ENT clinics; however, it has now become more widely available as a service in private ear clinics. Microsuctioning is considered to be the safest and fastest method of ear wax removal by far, leaving you with clean ear canals.


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