The Pros and Cons of Micro Suction Ear Wax Removal

Ears feeling blocked up, hearing a ringing sound, having some problems hearing conversation?

The solution may be simple, the problem may be simply ear wax

Modern ear wax removal is far easier than the ear syringing of old, it is safer and far more comfortable. One of the most popular methods of ear cleaning is micro suction. Let's talk about what it is and the pros and cons. 

Completely safe : Micro-suction is the Safest method of treatment for guaranteed effective and safe removal of ear wax.


Micro Suction ear wax removal from €50 for one ear

Microsuction earwax removal

Microsuction Earwax Removal

Microsuction earwax removal is performed using a microscope to see what we are doing, and a medical suction device to suck out the wax. A very thin steel fitting is fitted to the end of the suction tube which allows us to gently suck out the earwax from your canal.

The first part of the process is a questionnaire in relation to ear health, ear surgeries and any previous experience, We will then will examine your ear using a microsope and, using the low pressure suction device, safely remove the blockage. We will use a video otoscope to show you the condition of the ear before and after the treatment.

Why micro suction?

Micro suction is accepted across the medical profession as the safest and most comfortable method of earwax removal. With no liquids being used there is no fuss or mess during the procedure. The fact that the ear canal is being observed throughout the process, makes it an exceptionally safe procedure. It is also a comfortable process and it is usually undertaken in a few minutes.






The Pros and Cons Of Micro suction

Unlike ear syringing or ear irrigation, where ear wax is flushed out without a view of the canal, during microsuction, the canal and the ear wax is being directly viewed with the microscope whilst it is being removed. This makes the procedure much quicker, safer and comfortable for the patient. Other benefits of this type of  ear wax removal include:

The Benefits


A Good View of The Ear Canal

We have a great view of both the earwax and the ear canal. It means that we can always see what we are doing. Making it easier for us and safe for you.

No Ear Drops Needed

With microsuction, there is usually no need to apply ear drops for wax beforehand. With other methods of removal like ear syringing or ear irrigation you will always need to do it. Having said that, using ear drops can still help in the removal.

No Messy Water Used

No water is used or flushed into the ear canal as happens with ear syringing or ear irrigation. Instead the procedure is dry which significantly reduces any risk of infection.

Safe For Perforations

Unlike ear syringing and ear irrigation, it is safe for people who have a perforated eardrum or mastoid cavity, in addition to any foreign object that may be lodged inside the ear canal

Pain-Free and Quick: Micro-suction is totally comfortable and the blockage is removed in minutes.

Limitations of Micro Suction

There are few limitations or cons of micro suction earwax removal,  microscopes or loupes if used provide a narrow view. However, it just means that we re-adjust our positioning so we can get the view we need. Micro suction ear wax removal is regarded as being exceptionally safe and well tolerated. However no treatment of ear wax is completely risk-free. Like other ear wax removal methods there is a possibility of :

Damage and trauma to the ear canal and eardrum, this is an exceptionally rare event that is usally caused by a sudden movement by the customer.

Micro suction can be a bit noisy because of the suction, however newer suction pumps are much quieter.

As we said, safe, comfortable and with little or no risk when undertaken by an experienced and qualified professional, if you are looking for ear wax removal in Dublin or across Ireland, call us on 1800 848 888 or book online now. 

Micro suction ear wax removal from €50 for one Ear