Earwax Removal by Microsuction

Earwax is produced inside your ears to keep them clean and free of germs. It usually passes out of the ears harmlessly, but sometimes too much can build up and block the ears requiring earwax removal by microsuction, irrigation or instrumentation.

What is Microsuction earwax removal?

Microsuction earwax removal, compared to other traditional forms of wax removal, is the safest and most effective form of ear wax removal and sometimes doesn’t require any pre-treatment of ear drops.

What is Earwax removal by irrigation? (commonly known as syringing)

Removal of earwax using irrigation techniques is the use of warm water used to gently wash out the earwax. It is common that pre treatment the use of olive oil is used at least up to two weeks prior to an appointment. Before using any form of fluid you should seek medical advice from your GP or other suitably qualified healthcare advisor.

What is instrumentation earwax removal?

Instrumentation is the manual technique of removing the earwax and can be used on its own or in conjunction with other removal procedures.

GP surgeries across Herefordshire and other counties are no longer completing earwax removal. This is causing increased wait times and patient frustrations for what was once a “no wait” service completed by nursing and Health Care Assistant staff. We aim to complete all appointments within 48hrs of you contacting us!

Microsuction

Earwax removal training was completed at the NHS Rotherham Community Health Centres, Primary Ear Care and Audiology Unit renowned for its specialist services and accepted centre for setting protocols for audiological procedures.

Microsuction is much safer than earwax syringing. Instead of washing wax out of the ears it involves the use of a fine suction probe that removes small amounts of wax to relieve the blockage.

GP surgeries across Herefordshire and other counties are no longer offering earwax removal and are starting to direct patients to hospitals. This is causing increased wait times and patient frustrations for what was once a “no wait” service completed by nursing and Health Care Assistant staff. We can complete most ear wax appointments within one week therefore providing you with a more timely and as professional a service you have previously received.

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Common Symptoms

Hearing Loss

Finding it harder to hear than before

Earache

Earache can be a sharp, dull or burning ear pain that comes and goes or is constant

Tinnitus

Ringing or buzzing in the ears

Ear Infections

Mild pain or discomfort inside the ear, or a feeling of pressure inside the ear that persists

Vertigo

A sense of losing balance

Itchiness

Itchiness within the ears

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