Microsuction Wax Removal – What is it?
Microsuction Wax Removal is considered the ‘Gold Standard’ method for removing excessive cerumen ‘ear wax’ from the ear canal.
It involves a light suction to gently extract troublesome wax with ease and unlike other methods does not introduce foreign bodies in to the ear, reducing the risk of infection.
We use a state-of-the-art ENT microscope to ensure a clear view of the ear canal during the procedure.
Yes! We have a high definition videoscope which can show you inside your ear before and after the procedure.
We can even give you a copy of the photos after if needed.
Microsuction can be quite loud and can sometimes feel a little strange however, most people prefer it to syringing and have often commented how quick and easy the procedure was.
It can take as little as a couple of minutes but in some cases it can take up to 15 minutes per ear depending on the quantity and depth of the wax.
In most cases olive oil drops can be useful softening the wax and making it easier to remove. Ear wax at times can become very hard depending on how long it has been in the canal.
Other forms of drops for ear wax are available but always consult your chemist on which product would be the best option for you.
Cotton buds will only compact the wax and make it harder to remove.
Do not use drops of any kind if you know you have a perforated ear drum.
It is possible microsuction wax removal can exacerbate tinnitus but usually this is only temporary.
Our Audiologist will be happy to go through any concerns you may have before the procedure.
We have clinics running 5 days a week with early morning, evening and Saturday appointments available.
Using olive oil once a week has been proven to help keep wax from building up in the ear canal.