Ear Wax Removal Wakefield

What Is Microsuction?

Microsuction is a technique for removing ear wax or debris from inside the ear using an endoscope.

This allows the clinician to precisely visualise the location of the ear wax, once located the ear wax is removed by a specialised sterile machine using low pressure suction to safely remove deposits of ear wax.

This is also known as ‘Endoscopic Microsuction’ it is a safe sterile procedure carried out by professional’s to give you the most effective and comfortable solution to a build-up of ear wax.

What is Ear Wax?

Earwax is a natural barrier which protects the ear from dirt and bacteria entering your ear.

It is a sticky substance that collects microscopic debris from entering your ear canal, without ear wax your inner ear would be at risk.

Problems with Ear Wax Build Up

The body knows how much ear wax to produce, your ears will also naturally expel excess ear wax.

Unfortunately, you can get a build-up of excessive ear wax which can become compacted leading to hearing impairment.

Things like using ear plugs or in ear earphones inserted too deeply into the ear, can compact ear wax into the inner ear. Also manually removing ear wax with items like cotton buds can also push ear wax deposits into the inner ear, this has the added effect of your ears sending out a signal to top up the manually removed ear wax, but also adding more ear wax on top of the compacted ear wax created by the manual removal.

Signs that you may be suffering with a build-up of ear wax.

Impaction of the ear with discharge, debris, wax, or a foreign body can often result in discomfort, pain, ringing in the ear, and hearing impairment

"Following water precautions and avoiding the use of cotton buds can prevent recurrence of wax impaction and the requirement for further microsuction." (quote from the British medical journal)

There are two types of ear wax removal: Irrigation and Microsuction


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