We all know what ear wax is: that gooey build up that hides out in our ears.
Do we all know about the role ear wax plays? Ear wax and the tiny hairs in our ears trap dust, dead skin and other foreign particles that could potentially lead to damage or ear infections. So while we do need some ear wax, there’s a limit to the amount and when we have too much of a build-up we can start to see some not so good side effects.
One of the most common side effects of an accumulation of ear wax is hearing loss, which is why when you visit an audiologist our first port of call is check out your ears and assess whether wax is causing your hearing loss – if it is, we have a sure fire, safe way to help.
At the Hearing Clinic UK we use a specialised technique called Microsuction.
Microsuction is the safest, most comfortable and effective treatment for wax build up. (It’s the same treatment that Ear Nose and Throat consultants use to clean out post-operated ears). Your audiologist will use a microscope, which will provide a clear, magnified view of the ear canal and allow for safe, precise wax removal. They will then use a low pressure suction device to safely remove any wax or obstructions from the ear.
Microsuction is a far superior form of ear wax removal compared to the traditional practice of syringing. The NHS, as well as The Hearing Clinic UK, agree that syringing is not only ineffective in certain cases, but can be unsafe as well. Forcing water into ears under pressure can upset delicate structures, induce vertigo or even perforate eardrums creating lasting damage. Many tests have concluded that Microsuction Ear Wax Removal is better than ear syringing for clearing ear wax.
Cotton buds are certainly not recommended as they often push wax further into the ear canal and this build up can become stuck against the eardrum making it very difficult to remove.
The Microsuction removal treatment is also a far more gentle procedure than other types of ear wax removal and you can come back far more regularly for treatment. This revolutionary ear wax removal technique only requires drops to be inserted into the ear the night before.
So if you are experience unresolved hearing loss, itchy ears, pain or even ringing in the ear (Tinnitus) make sure to give our team a call today on 0333 320 7788 for a priority appointment.
Microsuction Wax Removal appointments cost £60 for both ears and includes a full hearing healthcheck.