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.