Ear wax microsuction works by gentle suction whilst looking through magnifying loupes. 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.
We recommend olive oil a few drops twice a day, 2-3 days before the appointment, lay on the side, and leave for 10 mins. Do not put cotton wool in there as this will absorb the oil.
If you experience a foul taste in your mouth after applying olive oil, it may be caused by a whole in your eardrum. 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.