When does Ear Wax need to be Removed?
Small amounts of wax in the ear canals are normal and keep the ear healthy. Large build ups of ear wax can cause the ears to become blocked.
Common symptoms of excessive wax include; pain, feeling of fullness, itching, ringing and partial/complete hearing loss.
Microsuction Ear Wax Removal
Ear wax removal by Microsuction is the safest most effective method for the removal of ear wax from ear canals. Due to the nature of the suction, ear wax can be removed from the ear, irrespective of whether it is soft or hard. This differs from other methods such as syringing and water irrigation where wax has to be treated beforehand with drops to encourage a softer consistency.
Initial Ear Examination by an Audiologist
Part the evaluation is a mini-consultation on ear care followed by a middle ear pressure test to assess the health of the eardrum. A report sheet on the health of the ears is also issued at the end of the appointment.
An Audiologist will inspect your ears using surgical loupes or an otoscope to determine whether your ear canals are full of wax and if microsuction is therefore necessary.
Why Microsuction London
It is the safest and quickest means to conveniently remove ear wax, and allows full visualisation of the ear canal so that any touching of the sensitive skin layer or fine hairs within the ear canal can, in most instances, be avoided. It is advised that wax softening drops (such as Earol) are used by patients a few days prior to attending for wax removal.