Providing microsuction for safe removal of wax/ debris from the ear canal.
Microsuction is the safest way to remove debris from the ear canal for two main reasons;
1. The Clinician can visualise the canal and the debris at all times using microscopic vision. This is unlike syringing or irrigation where the nurse has to switch between visualisation of the canal with a handheld otoscope and then use an irrigation instrument.
2. There is no use of water. Irrigation flushes the canal using water under controlled pressure. Any water hitting the drum during the treatment can cause pain. Microsuction removes wax using a gentle vacuum device. The end of the suction tube is visible and controlled at all times and so the risk of trauma or perforation is greatly reduced when using this method.
Tinnitus is a troubling condition where a person can hear a noise for which there is no external source. Patients can experience whistling, drilling, hissing and bells amongst other sounds .
Tinnitus is related to damage within the delicate inner ear, often age related but also due to traumatic causes.If you have Tinnitus you are still able to undergo microsuction for wax removal.
This is a condition affecting the inner ear causing various unpleasant symptoms. These include vertigo, nausea, and tinnitus and hearing loss. As with vertigo, if you know you have Meniere’s disease then you are still able to undergo microsuction for wax removal.
The Tympanic Membrane is a thin elastic membrane which can be damaged fairly easily resulting in a hole in the Eardrum. The main causes are infection and/ or trauma. It is extremely important to care properly for your ear. If you know the drum is perforated then syringing or irrigation of the canal is not suitable for you. Microsuction is the safe and recommended method for clearing wax if you have a perforated eardrum
Over the years many of my patients have undergone both microsuction and syringing. The vast majority prefer microsuction as it is quicker, more effective and thorough. It is a safer and a less messy process and easier to tolerate as there is no risk of water touching the drum.
This is a symptom rather than a condition in its own right. It is the sensation that you or the surrounding environment is spinning. Attacks can be sudden and severe and occur with no warning. If the symptoms are persistent or recurring you should seek advice from your Gp. If you have experienced vertigo in the past and now require wax removal then microsuction would be preferable to irrigation as it is less likely to trigger an attack.
We provide effective treatment for conditions such as;
Blocked Ears – Wax
Infection – Unlike irrigation you can still undergo microsuction if you have had a recent ear infection
Mastoid Cavity – Cavity clearance and maintenance
Hearing Aid – Whistling and feedback can be resolved by the removal of problematic wax