What is microsuction?
Microsuction is a safe ear wax removal technique using specialised a high magnification binocular operating microscope allowing depth-perception and magnification to look directly into the ear canal. The clinician then uses a very fine sterile suction device at safe low pressure to remove the wax buildup.
Why not ear syringing?
Sound travels down your ear canal to the ear drum, one of the major factors of hearing loss can be a build up of wax in the ear canal, when this happens it’s necessary to remove the ear wax to restore hearing and balance. traditionally this has been done by ‘ear syringing’, a method of forcing water into the ear canal to dislodge and then flush out the ear wax. It’s not really the best method of removing ear wax because you are facing water into the ear canal so it can disturb the delicate lining of the ear canal, which can lead to infections a few days afterwards. It also requires 1-2 weeks of oiling each day prior to the procedure to be able to carry it out.
Microsuction ear wax removal explained
A guide to healthy ears
Putting a few drop os of olive oil into your ear once a month or fortnight will help to move skin and wax to the outside of the ear.
Chlorine in swimming pools can interfere with the ph of ear wax and cases infections. Swimming in the sea is better because sea water is more in line with your body. If you get ‘surfers ear’ I recommend you wear a wetsuit hat to cover your ears as the cold wind is one of main causes.
Do not use cotton buds in your ears as it can perforate the ear drum or case trauma to the delicate ear canal. It will also stimulate the glands to produce more wax and push wax further into the ear.