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Micro-Suction Earwax Removal

Microsuction in Sydney – The Simplest and Safest Way To Remove Wax.

Simplest and Safest Way To Remove Wax

We use the highest standard equipment to perform the Micro-Suction earwax removal to all patients down to the age of 4 years.

Your Appointment will include the following:
  • Video Camera allowing you to see for yourself before and after the procedure is done.
  • You will be given a cohesive explanation about your ear canal anatomy and your tympanic membrane.
  • The Audiologist will give you a management plan for your earwax to limit the amount of visits you need per year.
  • A summary report demonstrating Pre and Post images of the wax removal will be sent to your GP and yourself with any further referrals recommended.
CONTACT USCALL: 1300 EAR DOC

FAQs about micro-suction earwax removal.

Please read the below article to explain everything you need to know about Earwax and the solutions for it.

What is Earwax and why do we have it?

Blocked Ear Canal

Earwax, medically known as cerumen, is a natural substance produced by the glands in our ear canals. While often overlooked, earwax plays a vital role in protecting our ears by trapping dust, debris, and bacteria. However, excessive earwax build-up can lead to discomfort and impair hearing. In such cases, seeking appropriate solutions is crucial.

This article aims to shed light on the symptoms of earwax blockages and recommend an effective method to address this issue. Earwax acts as a self-cleaning agent, gradually moving from the ear canal to the outer ear, where it dries up and falls off. However, certain factors, including genetics, frequent use of earphones, or attempts to clean the ears using cotton swabs, can disrupt this natural process. Consequently, earwax can accumulate and cause blockages, leading to discomfort and potential complications.

What are the symptoms of earwax blockage?

  1. Ear Discomfort: A feeling of fullness, pressure, or pain in the affected ear can indicate a blockage. Can be worse in one ear more than the other.
  2. Reduced Hearing: Partial hearing loss or muffled sounds may occur due to the obstruction caused by excessive earwax.
  3. Tinnitus: Earwax accumulation can sometimes trigger ringing or buzzing sounds in the ears.
  4. Dizziness: In severe cases, earwax blockages can lead to balance problems and dizziness.

There are several methods for earwax removal, however some are more recommended than others here is why?

  1. Ear Drops: Over-the-counter ear drops can help soften the earwax, making it easier to remove. This can work, however it can take a long time before the wax comes out especially when there is bigger amount in the ear canal than usual. This strategy is usually more recommended to maintain a clean ear canal post professionally removing the earwax or in preparation of earwax removal appointment with a professional.
  2. Irrigation: Also known as ear syringing, this method involves using a rubber bulb syringe or a specially designed ear irrigation kit to flush warm water into the ear canal. This can help dislodge and flush out the softened earwax. This method is most used by General Practitioners. It can be effective, however can cause huge discomfort. Some side effects of ear irrigation can be dizziness and painful. We certainly do not recommend this done at home or to anyone with any ear pathologies (perforated ear drum, Mastoidectomy, gromets, etc.). Also, if your someone that has vertigo this can stimulate unbalance and in some circumstances nausea.
  3. Manual Removal: Manual removal of earwax should only be performed by a healthcare professional. They may use specialized tools like curettes to gently remove the earwax blockage. This method ensures precision and reduces the risk of injury.
  4. Micro-suction: Micro-suction is a safe and effective method performed by healthcare professionals (Ear nose and throat specialists and Audiologists). It is the golden standard or earwax removal. It involves using a gentle suction device to remove excess earwax without the need for water irrigation. This method is highly accurate and minimizes the risk of injury or discomfort.

Important Message:

Attempting to remove earwax blockages using cotton swabs, hairpins, Ear candling or other objects can be dangerous and should be avoided. These objects can push the earwax further into the ear canal, potentially causing damage or impacting the wax even more.

Consulting a healthcare professional, such as an ear specialist or an audiologist, is recommended to determine the best course of action for your specific situation and to ensure safe and effective earwax removal.

CONTACT USCALL: 1300 EAR DOC

Service Areas

We cover a wide service area that includes all of Sydney and extends to the Sydney metro areas, reaching as far south as Picton and Tahmoor. We also service Leppington, Kemps Creek and Bringelly.

After hour appointments are available for immediate response (after 6:00pm or Sunday) this may include an extra charge.
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