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Micro-suction earwax removal is undertaken using a specialist medical pump with attachments which uses gentle suction to remove excess ear wax. The procedure is performed with the aid of an operating microscope and without the introduction of any materials or liquids to the ear canal. Most ear wax removal is carried out through syringing. Where this method is largely safe for the individual, some people report a discomfort or pressure feeling in their ears. Microsuction doesn't have these issues and most people find it easier and quicker.
It is completely safe as we can clearly see exactly what we are doing at all times. Micro suction is the preferred method of treatment for medical staff and patients alike for the guaranteed effective and safe removal of earwax. Microsuction is totally comfortable and in most cases, the blockage is removed in minutes
For a very long time, we have known that there are significant problems regularly associated with ear syringing. The problems that occurred were a complete failure to remove wax, it caused ear infections, sometimes it actually caused a perforation of the eardrum and or trauma to the external ear canal. That is why there was a move towards removal by microsuction.
We also use the irrigation method of wax removal in our hearing aid centres. We use a spray type ear wash machine, which is commonly used in the medical setting. We will first talk you through the process, asking you some questions in relation to your medical history and any experiences you have had before with earwax removal. Once that is finished we will move onto the removal process.
The irrigation solution is carefully warmed to body temperature, as dizziness can be a common side effect of ear washing with solutions that are colder or warmer than body temperature. Any other temperature than body temperature may cause temporary vertigo. We use the spray type ear washer to gently stream water into the ear. For children, the pressure and speed that we use are lower than with adults.
The procedure is pretty simple and relatively comfortable, we pull the external ear upwards and back gently, this straightens out the ear canal. We then aim the nozzle of the sprayer into the canal slightly upwards and backwards so that the water flows along the roof of the ear canal. The solution helps to break down the wax and will flow out of the canal along its floor taking any debris with it. The irrigation procedure may need to be repeated a couple of times, depending on the hardness and age of the wax. When the wax has been completely removed we use a special mopping apparatus to dry out the ear canal. We do so in order that no bacteria may get an opportunity to grow.