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What Is Ear Wax Microsuction?

Microsuction is the safest, most effective way of cleaning wax build up and removing any obstruction caused by foreign bodies down the ear canal. The procedure uses a sophisticated microscope which provides a magnified light source enabling the delicate structures of the ear canal to be viewed throughout the whole procedure.

Ear Wax removal using Microsuction is performed with the aid of an operating microscope and a finely calibrated suction device, without the introduction of any materials or liquids.

Microsuction is a very well tolerated by many people, gives you fast results hence it is much more effective than the traditional wax removal methods. It is also safe, as the clinical practitioner can see the structures inside your ear.


Why choose Microsuction?

There are other ways of removing ear wax, for example, ear irrigation. But this is messy and isn’t as effective or accurate as Microsuction. As Microsuction is performed without liquid, there is less chance of infection compared to irrigation.

Microsuction is more comfortable and more precise, as the clinical practitioner can see the ear canal. This enables them to ensure that all the excess wax is safely removed. It is also suitable for those with perforated eardrums, while ear irrigation is not.

How do I know if I need Microsuction?

An otoscopic examination is performed before Microsuction by our practitioner  which provides imagery 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. If required, our practitioner may also provide referrals should anything else be required by another healthcare professional.


You MUST use olive oil or Earol twice daily for two weeks prior to the appointment for optimal results. Failure to do this will result in further appointments and additional costs.