Microsuction is a safe, clean and comfortable treatment to remove ear wax. It is recommended by the NHS and ear specialists as the best way to remove excess ear wax from the inner canals. No preparation is required and treatment takes jut 30 minutes, at the most.
A small vacuum is affixed to the outer ear forming a seal, and the ear wax is extracted through this vacuum in 15-20 minutes. A video camera is attached to the microsuction tool which enables us to see inside of your ear and protect it whilst we remove any ear wax.
During treatment, we will consult with you to ensure the procedure runs smoothly. We conduct a full examination beforehand to assess your ears and will provide advice and guidance if you have any questions about treatment.
After booking your appointment, we will send our specialist audiologist to your address. They will discuss treatment and perform an assessment to make sure you are suitable for treatment. Our specialist will also discuss your concerns if you have any.
Our specialist will examine your ear canals and ear drums with an otoscope to ensure the procedure is safe to carry out and that there will be no unexpected issues.
Once you are ready to continue, our audiologist will use a suction tube and insert this into your ear. They will then begin to gently remove any wax that is in your ear.
Once the treatment is complete, the specialist will perform a second examination to ensure all wax is removed and there are no other problems. We will keep a record of your treatment and your general ear health.
If you have any questions about ear wax removal in Kent, Maidstone or South East London, please contact us at AudiMed.
Ear wax is produced naturally as part of the ear’s cleaning process. As the skin of the ear grows outwards, the ear wax carries excess particles or debris that may be lingering. Normally this falls out and is easily extractable.
As we age, ear wax can become harder. Instances of injury, illness or infection, can also cause ear wax production to become problematic. Some people also have narrow ear canals which causes ear wax to become blocked. Likewise, hearing aids, ear-plugs or other foreign objects inserted into the ear often exacerbate the problem.
Symptoms of impacted ear wax include: