Microsuction Ear Wax Removal
What is Microsuction?
Unlike Syringing, Microsuction is a very safe and gentle procedure. A microscope is used to show on-screen a detailed view of your ear canal and any excess wax that may be present.
For removal, a gentle suction pump is used to safely and efficiently extract the excess wax.
Some of the most common questions we are asked are:
″Does it Hurt?″
No not usually, the process can be a little noisy and if the wax is particularly hard there may be a little discomfort but the Practitioner will take it completely at your pace.
″Do I need to use drops?″
Many places will say no but at Digiclear we highly recommend using drops 2-3 days before your appointment as long as you have no perforation to your eardrum. This will soften the wax making the procedure more comfortable for you.
″What if there is no excess wax?″
If during the appointment we find there is no wax build up however you feel there is a blockage we will conduct an ear health consultation and can make you a referral to your Doctor or ENT if deemed necessary. You will only be charged for a Consultation fee.
″How often should I have microsuction?″
This greatly varies from person to person however after visiting us for treatment you will be sent annual reminders. If you feel you need to see us sooner just call and book an appointment.
″How long will it take?″
Again this greatly depends on the individual however we normally book a 30 minute appointment.
″Can anyone have Microsuction?″
At Digiclear we advise children under the age of 16 should be treated by ENT. Also In some extreme cases we may decide that instead of performing the treatment a referral to an ENT consultant with their medical knowledge and experience is in your best interest. These situations include but are not limited to; anyone taking Wharfrine, perforation of the eardrum and the presence of certain infections.
Ear Health Consultation
Consultation & Microsuction
Microsuction Home Visit
*Areas covered- Bishops Stortford, Birchanger, Standstead, Much Hadam, Wrights Green, Thorley, Hazel end, Manuden, Puckeridge, Harlow, Dunmow, Great Dunmow, Little Dunmow, Matching, Epping, Epping Green, Roydon, Ware, Hertford, Cheshunt, Waltham Abbey, Hoddesdon, Ware, Hunsdon, Stevanage, Cambridge, Nuthampstead, Broxted, Widdington, Castle Camps, Hempstead, Great Chesterford, Braintree, Hornchurch, Chingford
** For the rare occasions when wax cannot be safely removed in one appointment