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The most commonly used technique to remove a build-up of ear wax.
Microsuction ear wax removal is the most commonly used technique to remove a build-up of wax from the ear. A build-up of ear wax can affect people of any age, at any time. Ear wax usually passes from the body naturally, but sometimes it needs a little more encouragement.
Microsuction earwax removal uses a vacuum to remove any excess wax from your ears gently. The procedure is a Microsuction earwax removal that uses a vacuum to gently remove any excess wax from your ears. We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help you to understand more about the microsuction process but if you have any questions feel free to get in touch.
LET'S TALK ABOUT WAX
Why do we have ear wax (cerumen)?
Cerumen (or ear wax) – is actually required to help prevent dust and dirt from entering our ears. It’s a natural substance which protects the delicate lining of the ear canal and provides a line of defence against bacteria, fungal infections and water.
Sometimes our ears produce too much wax and this can cause discomfort and sometimes pain.
By having wax carefully and correctly removed by a professional, you can ensure your ear canal is protected and take steps to improve your hearing.
Let's talk about excessive wax
What is the impact of excessive ear wax?
Excessive earwax can have some far-reaching effects. It can affect hearing, and cause ear pain, itchiness, and sometimes, dizziness. If left untreated, an individual may experience hearing loss.
Impacted ear wax may improve on its own and hearing usually returns completely after impacted earwax is removed. Trying to remove impacted cerumen at home with a cotton swab or by ear candling is not recommended, as this may push the cerumen further into the ear canal causing even more blockage.
Frequently Asked Questions
Ear wax microsuction FAQ
No preparation is required for micro-suction to be performed. However, it is recommended to use olive oil based ear drops for a couple of days before the procedure to soften the wax. If you have an ear infection (external or internal) it is recommended to have this treated by a GP before micro-suction as these conditions can make the procedure uncomfortable. Alternatively, the ear canal can be suctioned to help clear up the infection.
A General Practitioner (GP) is unlikely to perform micro-suction and will most often refer you to a Pharmacist, ENT or Audiologist, all of whom are qualified to perform the procedure. You can make an appointment directly with us and we should be able to accommodate you within a day or two. Or simply walk in to our clinic and we should be able to carry out the procedure right away.