Frequently Asked Questions about our Microsuction Ear Clinic Service in Portsmouth, Southampton and Emsworth. Click each title to see the answer.
Do you only remove wax with a sucker? Can you remove by another method?
Sometimes if the wax is mainly in the outer part of the ear canal we can remove it with small scoops, a fine probe or pick it out with tiny forceps. If you would rather we tried this before the suction machine please ask.
I've had ear problems and surgery in the past, is microsuction safe for me?
Definitely, microsuction is the safest way to clean your ear because it is performed under direct vision through the microscope, which gives us a magnified view of what is going on. Ear syringing should be avoided if you have had previous surgery on your ears.
I had my ears cleared, but I'm still having trouble with them, what should I do?
We are very sorry to hear that. Please make an appointment to see us as soon as possible and we will see if there is anything we can do. There will be no charge for a follow up appointment within 2 weeks.
Does it hurt?
Not usually, however it can be noisy and your ear canal skin is sensitive so we do everything we can to avoid touching it with the suction end.
Does wax come back?
Wax often re-accumulates and many people like to have their ears cleaned on a regular basis. Typical time intervals are every 3, 6, 9 or 12 months. Of course any time interval that suits you can be arranged.
What if no wax is found?
If on examination there is no wax blocking your ears, we will reduce our fee to £35, which covers the cost of your consultation and examination. We will also be able to give you advice, arrange a private prescription (if necessary) or refer you to the necessary ENT provider or back to your GP.