Microsuction treatment

Microsuction - the safest solution to blocked ears.

Blocked ears can be extremely unpleasant and are almost impossible to self-treat safely. At the Clean Ear Clinic, we provide a quick, convenient and affordable treatment called Microsuction, which can remove wax and debris from your ear safely.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR VISIT

First, we will discuss your problem with you and then explain the procedure.

We will then gently examine your ear canal using a special microscope.

Then while looking down your ear canal with the microscope we will use a tiny vacuum cleaner to clear the blockage.

Finally, we will use the microscope to check the condition of your ear drum.

Microsuction is by far the most effective and safest way of cleaning blocked ears.

Microsuction is more effective than common alternative treatments such as ear syringing, which uses a jet of water to try and dislodge wax build ups, or using a probe and a headlight. As well as removing more wax, Microsuction is safer because the procedure is performed under direct vision using both eyes which means that there is good depth perception and a clear view of the tip of the suction probe at all times. 

Clearance of wax from the Ear - Microsuction

ARE THERE ANY RISKS TO MICROSUCTION?

Microsuction is very safe.

As with any procedure there are some very uncommon risks.

These risks include:

  • minor trauma to the ear canal or ear drum
  • perforation of the ear drum
  • hearing loss
  • tinnitus
  • infection.

With microsuction these risks are very small becasue the practitioner can see clearly through the microscope what they are doing at all times. 

Whenever anything is done to the ear, be it using cotton buds, ear syringing, cleaning with a probe and headlight or Ear Microsuction there are always risks. We feel microsuction is the safest technique to remove ear wax.

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