Our head registered Nurse Tracy has been working in a variety of nursing roles from orthopaedic trauma, to a communal child health for the past 26 years.
In 2008 she decided to specialise in the ear health field, following this, Tracy performed her specialities in an Ear Nose and Throat out-patient department for 5 years whilst she ran her own part-time micro-suction business which eventually became full-time after building up the clientele in Christchurch, New Zealand.
It then came to Tracy’s attention that this procedure was not at all common in Australia, which prompted her move to the Gold Coast. Tracy’s vision is to make micro-suction the primary procedure for ear wax removal in Australia as it has in many other countries.
Countries such as New Zealand and many more have now banned water ear syringing due to the high risk of infections and ear drum perforation. The Ear Cleaning Clinic has now been running since mid-2015.
Q. Why are you so passionate about micro-suction?
Tracy: Sometimes people think that they need hearing aids or if they have hearing aids they think that they just aren’t working properly but it is generally just wax. Over the years of clearing ears I have seen many clients with impacted wax , pain and infection caused by failed syringing.
Q. What’s your favourite part about your job?
Tracy: People have told me that I’m a lifesaver, as a nurse it is so rewarding to be able to fix a problem and make people feel better fairly quickly by relieving their pain and improving their hearing in just 10 minutes to 15 minutes.
Q. What is your greatest mission for your business?
Tracy: My biggest goal is to promote safe effective wax removal with the suction method from toddlers to the elderly – it is vital to maintain correct ear health always, as too much wax can result in a lack of concentration, infections and deafness resulting in isolation.
We are members of :
Completed – 0416NAT Course for Australian Certification in Microsuction and Aural Hygiene
Ear Nurse Specialist Group of New Zealand
Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Nurses Ear nose and Throat Group of Australia
AHPRA Registered Nurse Division 1
Australian Primary Healthcare Nurses Association