What is Microsuction?

It’s the safest way to clear ears. The Nurse uses a Surgical Headset and has a highly magnified view of the ear. Using a gentle low vacuum pump with a cannula attached to it, the wax/debris can be precisely suctioned out of the ear canal. No water is used! It’s not just wax we remove, but anything that enters the ear, such as; cotton buds, and domes off hearing aids. Sometimes there is an underlying infection causing weepy discharging ears. A build up of old wax and skin can cause extreme itching. We may suggest referrals to an Audiologist. If you have a discharging ear along with medicated ear drops from your Doctor, having suction can clear the infection faster.

Suction is best for everyone but especially important if:

    • You’re a child (We see children 2 years old and over).
    • You have had Ear Surgery.
    • You wear Hearing Aids- wax removal is required every 3 to12 months so hearing aids work to the best of their ability.
    • You have a hole in the ear drum.
    • You are prone to dizziness.
    • Narrow or kinked ear canals.
    • Surfers ear or swimmers ear.

If you have a discharging infected ear along with ear drops from a Doctor, having suction will clear the infection faster.

Why see an ear wax removal nurse?

Do you have?

  • Blocked ears.
  • Itchy ears/eczema.
  • Reduced hearing.
  • Wear hearing aids/ears plugs.
  • Painful ear radiating pain to the jaw.
  • Clicking sound when you swallow.
  • Something stuck in the ear.
  • Weepy ear (an outer ear infection).
  • Pain while flying on airplanes.
  • Feeling off balance – impacted wax can be a cause this.

Call us now for an appointment 1800 327 253