Microsuction Wax Removal – What is it?

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.

CAN I SEE INSIDE MY EAR?

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.

WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE?

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.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

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.

DO I NEED TO DO ANYTHING PRIOR TO THE APPOINTMENT?

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.

WILL IT AFFECT MY TINNITUS?

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.

HOW QUICKLY CAN I BE SEEN?

We have clinics running 5 days a week with early morning, evening and Saturday appointments available.

WHAT CAN I DO TO PREVENT WAX BUILDING UP IN THE FUTURE?

Using olive oil once a week has been proven to help keep wax from building up in the ear canal.

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Our Address

Sheinman Opticians
Turville House,
106 -110 Abington Street
Northampton, NN1 2BP, England

T: +44 (0)1604 626161
E: eyecare@sheinman.com

Our Opening Hours

Monday 8:00am – 5:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am – 5:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am – 5:30pm
Thursday 8:00am – 7:00pm
Friday 8:00am – 5:30pm
Saturday 8:30am – 2.30pm
Sunday Closed

Closed Bank Holidays