Your ear wax, microsuction and irrigation questions answered.
The eardrum is a very sensitive and delicate structure and to syringe an ear successfully the water and some of the wax has to hit the eardrum. With micro suction we just latch onto the wax and pull it out or if it is very soft it just gets sucked up the suction probe. Therefore micro suction can be carried out as often as is necessary.
For the purposes of microsuction we would only recommend a clinically treated oil. This lubricates the canal and softens the wax just enough to get hold of it with the suction probe. Some other more aggressive treatments make it harder to remove and may inflame the ear canal.
We have over 100 hundred clinics around the UK and Ireland. Please visit our location page to find your nearest branch.
We use fully qualified and registered audiologists with a minimum of two years experience. They are additionally trained by the Ear Wax Removal Clinic or other recognised bodies so to meet our exact high standards of safety and professionalism. You can search their names on the Health and Care Professions Council website here under Hearing Aid Dispenser. By doing this we are able to cover most of the UK. Call to see which clinic is closest to you on 0800 331 7002 or 0161 979 0212 Mon-Fri 8.45-17.30. We also use some registered doctors, nurses and Hearing Care Assistants.
Patients have reported to us that it is quite normal with syringing to have to pre-treat the ears for up to six weeks. Micro suction is quickest and easiest when the ear has been treated for one or two days before but usually doesn't require any oil at all.
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