Microsuction ear wax removal
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 is a painless and quick procedure which safely removes ear wax.
What is microsuction ear wax removal?
Experts widely agree that ear microsuction is the safest method of ear wax removal, and ear microsuction offers several advantages over syringing or irrigation:
- Microsuction can still be used where an ear drum perforation exists
- It is safe to use at the time of an external or middle ear infection
- Risks are comparatively lower than with ear irrigation or syringing
- It’s carried out under high magnification for more detailed viewing and precise treatment.
Microsuction ear wax removal is considered the gold standard of removing ear wax and debris, helping Customers to be free of blockages and discomfort.
What is the process for microsuction ear wax removal?
Ear microsuction is the removal of ear wax using a high magnification microscope and a small, very thin, steel fitting attached to a suction pipe.
The clinician will examine the ear using a binaural microscope called a head loupe (magnifying glasses). With a clear view of the ear canal, the wax is carefully removed using low suction.
This is the most common way to remove ear wax build up from the ear canal due to its effectiveness, painlessness and safety. The whole process takes just a few minutes, and most people report no discomfort during the procedure.
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Wow who knew that this would make a huge difference .I had no clue one ear was blocked but when it was cleared I heard the difference !!!! Thanks Des 👌 excellent service !!!! 👏
A great service and very reasonable. I was extremely shocked by what was inside my ear!! Des is superb and friendly and provides a great service. I will definitely recommend this to anyone curious and wanting great results.Thank you 😊
Great service. Went in there this morning completely deaf in one ear and when I came out I could hear the birds singing, the children laughing and the women outside the Co-Op gossiping. Will definitely use their services again. Des is a real gent too.
You guys are lifesavers!!! I called up at 9am and 20 minutes later I was in the hot seat! And oh my god I can hear again!!!! So pleased with the service and only wish I can give more the 5 stars! Very good value for money compared to private centres in London. Don’t hesitate with this place - just book and go! Trust me you won’t regret it at all. **Update** I went again today and yet again the best place ever! All the staff are so friendly. But the best news is I can hear!!! My right ear was a little tricky but he managed to sort it out! Absolute star and a true legend!!! One little thing for those patients who book an appointment, please attend if you book or at least call up to cancel as it’s not fair on others who really need treatment. Sadly the person before never turned up to their book appointment…
Excellent, professional, and friendIy service. If I could give 10 stars I would! Because of Des Dhesi at Welling Ear Wax Clinic at Falconwood Pharmacy, I can actually hear clearly now. Both my ears were full of severely compacted wax. It had affected my hearing and was creating a radiating pain in my right ear and jaw. The wax was so hard and wedged all along the inside of my ear canals, but Des persevered, taking his time and reassuring me constantly. I am so grateful and would highly recommend this treatment and the customer service I received.
Excellent service and friendly staff. Thank you
Alan AJ Wakeling
Visited this place today 30th June 2021 to get my ears cleaned. I have to say I was highly impressed with all the staff and Des who carried out the Earwax Micro Suction, absolutely brilliant service and well worth the money. This is the place to go if you need earwax removal 👍
Absolutely fantastic, helpful, quick ,and friendly, would recommend this clinic to everyone
I hadn't been able to hear for a week and even had to take time off work because of it! It left me feeling dizzy and unwell.Des sat me down and confirmed I had a fair bit of wax build up. I'm not good with this sort of thing and felt a bit funny during the process. Des was patient with me and did everything he could to make sure I was feeling okay before he continued.I can hear better than I think I ever could. The process isn't painful and is barely uncomfortable, and that's when its quite bad!
Ear Wax Microsuction FAQ
What is microsuction?
Ear microsuction entails the use of a gentle vacuum machine to leave the ear free of wax. A microscope allows us to see clearly into the ear to carry out the procedure. The end results for the patient are better hearing and cleaner ears.
How is microsuction performed?
A suction device is used to remove the earwax under a microscope. A small, thin wand is placed inside the ear canal to carefully suction the wax away.
Does microsuction hurt?
Microsuction should not cause any pain or discomfort. However, due to the sensitive nature of the ear canal, extra care is taken to avoid touching the surface so as to prevent discomfort. No anaesthetic or analgesia is generally used to perform the procedure. The suction can sound relatively noisy. If you have an ear infection or inflammation in the ear canal, the procedure may be slightly uncomfortable.
How long does the procedure take?
This is a very quick procedure and usually only takes around 15 to 30 minutes to complete.
Do I need to prepare for the microsuction procedure?
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.
Who can perform the microsuction procedure?
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.
What does ear microsuction cost?
The cost for the procedure is £40 for one ear and £60 for both ears.
How do I know if I need microsuction?
An otoscopic examination is performed before microsuction, which provides video of the inner ear and will detect a wax build-up. If no wax is found, the procedure will not be performed. However, if wax is present, the procedure will go ahead.
Is ear wax microsuction safe?
The procedure is considered to be entirely safe although, as per any medical procedure, there are some risks associated with micro-suction. Some dizziness may occur for a short time after micro-suction. Tinnitus may result from the procedure but should dissipate naturally. Damage to the ear canal is very rare.
Can I have microsuction if I have had ear surgery?
If the ear has healed entirely post surgery, micro-suction is entirely safe for patients who have had ear surgery in the past.
How often can I have microsuction?
Wax is constantly created by the ears and can build-up in the ear canal again. Micro-suction can be performed as often as necessary to remove excess ear wax.
What is the difference between traditional ear irrigation and microsuction?
Experts have a clear view on Microsuction. Based on studies, it is the safest method of ear wax removal, resulting in the lowest risk of complications.
No procedure is 100% risk free, but Microsuction offers clear advantages over ear irrigation:
- For tympanic membrane (eardrum) perforation, microsuction is recommended
- if the ear has an infection of the external or middle ear, microsuction is the only technique safe to perform wax or debris removal;
- microsuction is a more comfortable process, completed in only a few minutes;
- no liquids used during the process;
- no ear drops or pre-treatment required
- pain free
Welcome to Welling
The Welling Ear Wax Clinic has been serving the local community since 2016.
Local legend has it that Welling is so called because in the era of horse-drawn vehicles it could be said you were “well in” to Kent, or had a “well end” to the journey up and down Shooters Hill which at the time was steep and a notorious haunt of highwaymen. The origin of the name is most likely from ‘Welwyn’ (meaning ‘place of the spring’), due to the underground spring located at Welling Corner, or possibly a reference to the Willing family, who lived in the area in the 1300s.
Also at Welling Corner is the Russian cannon. Imagine the sound all those years ago and imagine the sound clarity after a visit to the Welling Ear Wax Clinic!