Microsuction Ear Wax Removal: Everything You Need To Know

If your ears are blocked with wax or you’ve been experiencing reduced hearing, there’s no need to suffer. Microsuction ear wax removal could be exactly what you need. Ear microsuction is the best method of ear wax removal when compared with other methods, such as ear syringing and ear irrigation.

Read on to learn more about microsuction ear wax removal, which we specialise in at Ear Care Lab.

What Is Microsuction Ear Wax Removal?

Microsuction ear wax removal is a specialist procedure for removing ear wax that’s carried out using either:

A binocular operating microscope – which allows depth perception and magnification
Specialised magnification loupes – similar to those used by dentists

The precise nature of these instruments allows the clinician to see inside the ear canal in greater detail, before using a very fine, sterile suction device at low pressure to start removing the ear wax.

Please note that if you have particularly hard ear wax that’s more stubborn to remove, we may need to use other instruments during the procedure, such as mini-hooks, micro forceps, or Jobson Horne probes.


Ear Microsuction Wax Removal at Ear Care Lab

Is Ear Microsuction Painful?

Not usually. Microsuction ear wax removal is a more comfortable procedure than other methods, such as ear syringing and irrigation, as it requires minimal involvement with the ear canal skin. However, some patients have inflammation or infection, which is painful in itself. Having microsuction in those circumstances may be uncomfortable, but is a necessary part of treating the issue.

It’s important to bear in mind that the ear canal can be very sensitive, so you may feel something, but the precise nature of microsuction ear wax removal means we can avoid those sensitive areas as much as possible.

How Often Can You Have Ear Microsuction?

There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to how often one person needs to undergo microsuction ear wax removal, as it will vary between individuals.

In some cases, people may require ear microsuction every 3-6 months. For those with hearing aids, it’s recommended that the ear canal is cleaned every 4-6 months to prevent ear wax build-up impairing the function of the hearing aid. Some people produce huge amounts of ear wax very often, causing blocked ears, wax impaction, and reduced hearing. These patients rely on frequent microsuction to maintain proper hearing function.

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What Is The Best Ear Wax Removal Method?

Microsuction ear wax removal is the best and safest method of removing ear wax. The instruments used in the procedure allow for greater precision when locating and removing a build-up of wax compared to ear syringing and other methods.

What’s more, microsuction ear wax removal requires minimal contact with the ear canal skin, making it a more comfortable procedure for patients than other types of ear wax removal.

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Microsuction Ear Wax Removal At Ear Care Lab

At Ear Care Lab, we specialise in performing microsuction ear wax removal – our team led by Dr Alex Fragoyannis have many years’ experience in carrying out this procedure at our ear care clinic in Ealing, north London.

All of our ear wax removal procedures are carried out by highly experienced microsuction specialists, who have been trained under our gold standard Ear Care Academy Ear Care and Microsuction Training Course. Unlike other similar clinics, only medical doctors with an interest in ENT medicine and microsuction perform the procedure in our clinic.

To experience the benefits of microsuction ear wax removal for yourself, please book an appointment online.

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