When should I consider Ear Wax Microsuction?
- Build up of ear wax in hearing aid users.
- If you suffer with impacted ear wax.
- If you have excessively hairy ears.
- Need to clear ear wax prior to flying.
- It is effective even if you have a perforated eardrum.
- If syringing is not an option for you.
What is Ear Wax removal with Microsuction?
Ear wax microsuction works by gentle suction of your ear wax which is attached to a highly powered microscope. It is the preferred method for Ear Nose & Throat Doctors for ear wax removal.
It has advantages over other methods of ear wax removal, such as syringing or using oil, as it is cleaner, quicker (often same day) and reduces the risk of damage to the eardrum.
Before attending your ear wax removal appointment
We will need to know if you have experienced:
- Any ear pain in the last 90 days.
- Middle ear infections in the last 90 days.
- Current or recurring ear infections.
- Past ear related operations.
- Foreign bodies in your ear canal.
- A perforated eardrum (even if suspected).
- Fluid or discharge from your ear.
Softening ear wax prior to your appointment.
In order to increase the chance of only needing one appointment we recommend using olive oil to soften your ear wax. This may dull your hearing as the ear wax absorbs the oil. Avoid using your hearing aid after applying olive oil in order to avoid.
If you experience a foul taste in your mouth after applying olive oil, it may be caused by a whole in your ear drum. Consult a doctor if this happens.
Alternatively you can use a spray known as Earol that requires using 7-10 days prior to your appointment according to instructions.