Having blocked ears is an intensely unpleasant experience. It can cause hearing problems, lead to infections and can sometimes make you feel dizzy. It’s not surprising that most people want to have it treated as quickly and as safely as possible. ‘Microsuction’ is the safest and most effective way to unblock your ears and is the preferred method of ear wax removal used by ENT (ear nose and throat) consultants.
Microsuction involves looking down the ear canal with a microscope, which allows us a direct view of the area being cleaned. We are then able to clean out the blockage quickly and effectively using a tiny vacuum cleaner. Once the wax has gone we are able to check your ear for any other problems. You may be asked to use olive oil spray or drops for several days beforehand. This will make the treatment easier for you. Occasionally we may need to use other instruments to remove hard wax. The technique means that we can always see what we are doing and can avoid touching the skin of the sides of the ear canal which makes the process a lot more comfortable.
Our microsuction equipment is the best in it’s class, our suction units are designed and manufactured by DeVilBiss Healthcare, who are world leaders in the production of medical devices, for the ENT professional. Occasionally, when microsuction alone is not possible, we use a combination of finer instruments and eardrops; for example, in cases of impacted earwax or removing a foreign body.
Microsuction earwax removal has a significantly lower risk of causing damage to your eardrum. This is because the procedure is performed under direct vision and avoids the usage of any materials or liquids at high pressure. Once the procedure is complete, patients normally notice an immediate improvement in hearing and reduced ear pain.
Microsuction is carried out by SP Care Clinic led by Mr Davies Consultant & Gerontologist and his team of specialists who have trained at The Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital and also within the NHS.
SP Care Clinic also offers training in Ear Care and Microsuction for Doctors, audiologists, registered hearing aid dispensers, nurses, health care assistants.