Tracy has been working as a Registered Nurse for 26 years in a variety of roles from orthopaedic trauma, to a communal child health nurse. In 2008 she decided to specialise in the ear health field, following this, Tracy performed her specialties in an Ear Nose and Throat out-patient department for five years whilst she ran her own part-time microsuction business in Christchurch, New Zealand. Eventually she built up the clientele to allow her business to become full-time.
Three years later, it came to her attention that this procedure was not at all common in Australia. Tracy decided to move to the Gold Coast ,it is her focus that micro-suction will become the primary procedure for wax removal all around Australia as it has in many
other countries .Many countries such as New Zealand have now banned water ear syringing due to the risk of infections and ear drum perforation and suction is the only method of wax removal. Ear Cleaning Clinic has been running since mid-2015.
Q. Why are you so passionate about microsuction?
Tracy: 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 tell me I’m a lifesaver, as a nurse if is rewarding to be able to fix a problem and make people feel better fairly quickly relieving their pain and improving their hearing in just 10 minutes to 15 minutes. Sometimes people think that they need hearing aids and if they have hearing aids they think they arent working properly it is generally just wax.
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