Methods of earwax removal we offer

● Microsuction
● Irrigation if necessary
● Manual removal

What is microsuction

Microsuction is the removal of earwax using a  microscope and suction machine. It is a minimally invasive procedure in which a skilled practitioner would have a good view of the ear canal through the procedure. Due to this procedure being adry method it often lessens the risk of an ear infection. Generally this procedure is comfortable however in some instances where the earwax has fused the hairs in the ear canal it might be slightly uncomfortable. This is when our practitioner will likely irrigate. Please refer to the sedition about irrigation to know more about this procedure. When you are booking the appointment you will be asked to lubricate the ear using earol. Normally you find it at your local pharmacy

Manual removal

In some instances there is a need to use special instruments on the entrance of the ear canal. Sometimes the wax needs to be broken up in pieces before it can be taken out. Our expert practitioner might use a combination of manual removal and microsuction in order to safely remove the wax.

Irrigation

Irrigation involves flushing out the ear with water to flush earwax using an electronic ear irrigator. This form of wax removal replaces the old fashioned technique of ear syringing. The electronic ear irrigator pressure flow of water can be adjusted. Irrigation can take up to 15-30 minutes depending on the amount of wax in the ear.

What to do before the appointment?

Use Earol to soften the wax prior to the appointment. This can be bought at your local pharmacy. Ideally you administer 2 or 3 drops in the morning and the evening. Your hearing might be reduced due to the oil filling up however please carry on with the routine. Is it important that the wax is softened to make the procedure comfortable for you. Please stop using earol or olive oil if you have a perforated eardrum.