Excess or stubborn earwax removal. Gold standard procedure providing safest and easiest way to remove wax using latest Micro Suction equipment.
What is Ear Microsuction? Why would you require it?
Ear Microsuction is the gold standard technique for ear wax removal. Your earklear clinician will use a microscopic or magnified lens to illuminate and magnify the ear canal and ear drum, so that the practioner can observe each part of the outer ear in high definition.
A low-pressure suction ENT device is used which is hygenic, efficient and safe to gently remove the wax
Sterile single use only equipment is used at all times.
The risk of ear drum perforation is greatly reduced using this procedure as opposed to syringing.
Many GP practices no longer offer syringing due to risk factors of perforation and funding.
The procedure does not take long and is the most modern, advanced, safest and pain-free form of ear wax removal.
EarKlear offer a diagnostic and ear wax removal service by a trained and accredited Ear Microsuction professional
I am a fully trained medical professional for the last 20 years who has worked in Emergency Medicine and still working in Primary Care.
I have trained with Ear Care Academy which provides the gold standard, fully accredited ear microsuction training in conjunction with Imperial College Health Care Trust. Based at Charing Cross hospital ENT/Audiology Department.
My ethos is to provide honest, caring and affordable treatment. Modern Practice with Traditional Care.
Where people have very dry impacted wax that has been in place for some time. The wax can adhere and become quite hard to clear on intial assessment and treatment.
For comfort and ease of wax clearance we suggest to use an olive oil spray such as Earol for at least 3-7 days before your appointment.
If wax cannot be cleared on the first treatment you will asked to come back once olive oil preparation has taken place.
Despite the safety of microsuction, as with any procedure, it carries a small amount of risk.
The most common side effect is some dizziness, fainting or vertigo during or shortly after the procedure. This is temporary and is due to the fact that microsuction ‘cools’ the temperature of the ear canal. As with any procedure, there is a small risk of infection.
Tinnitus symptoms occasionally occur post procedure, but usually only last for 2-3 days then subside
If you already suffer from tinnitus this can be exacerbated for a few days after treatment due to the wax having dampened down hearing prior to treatment. Once being removed sound awareness increases. This will normally settle.
The treatment is suitable for patients with a history of perforated eardrum where syringing is not suitable.
Microsuction is suitable for most patients. There are very few patients for whom microsuction is not suitable:
· Patients who have experienced difficulties with the procedure in the past
· Patients with a history of severe dizziness
· Patients who have a (major) sensitivity to loud noise (known as hyperacusis)
· Patients who are unable to hold their heads still, or are prone to unpredictable movement
People who have narrow ear canals find the wax doesn’t work its way out naturally.
A build up of wax is more likely to occur in older adults as wax becomes drier as we age.
Patients with certain scalp and skin conditions like psoriasis or a lot of hair in your ear canals.
Hearing aids, ear bud headphones and the use of cotton buds stimulate the glands within the ear to produce more wax and excess wax becomes compacted.
There are two genetically determined types of ear wax – either wet (dominant) or dry.
Examination and Microsuction of wax
Examination and Microsuction of wax for 1 or 2 ears
If no wax then £10 call out fee applies
Covid – 19 2021 Guidelines for Appointments
Ear Microsuction treatment is still deemed as an essential service. Appointments are still available and measures are put in place to protect the safety of our patients and our staff.
Full medical grade PPE will be worn at all times, including face masks, aprons and gloves. All our patients are expected to wear a face covering unless medically exempt.
Appointments will be for the patient and clinician only unless a chaperone is required due to mobility issues or age.
The room and equipment is also cleaned in between patients. The majority of equipment used for Microsuction is one use only and disposed of in between each patient.
Your personal safety and wellbeing is of upmost importance and if you are nervous and need to ask any questions prior your appointment with regards to equipment and procedure used please do not hesitate to contact us.
A thorough assessment of the ear will be performed and determined as to whether your ears require treatment. If any signs of infection are found then you will be advised and signposted appropriately.
Blocked ears can cause symptoms such as pain, hearing loss, itchyness, infection and tinnitus
A home visit service is available for patients who are unable to easily get into a clinic. Please call to discuss. If no wax visable a £10 call out fee would be charged.
Please send us a message, or call for an appointment.
Tel 07861 736851 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ironstone Wellbeing Centre, Ironstone Place, Kettering, NN14 1FN
Monday - 11.00 am - 19.00 pm
Saturday: - available upon request and home visits