Ear wax removal by microsuction

Emma Brown is a ear specialist and Registered General Nurse (RGN) with over 25 years nursing experience, covering Bath and the surrounding areas

Ear wax removal

Microsuction ear wax removal (safer, cleaner and requires less preparation than syringing).

  • One ear: £45
  • Two ears: £65

Where and when

Clinics are on Fridays and some other days (Saturday mornings dependent on demand) at Active Health, 18 Charles St, Bath, BA1 1HX. About a 2 min walk Green Park Station in Central Bath. Free parking is very close by.

Home visits are available, please call Emma on 07966 205663

Sister Emma Brown

Emma is a Microsuction ear wax removal specialist and nurse (RGN) with over 25 years experience. Emma is trained to recognise abnormalities. If one is found Emma can make an immediate referral back to your own GP, or to the local acute hospital if your condition is considered urgent.

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 microsuction?

Microsuction is safer, cleaner and requires less preparation than syringing. It is far safer than syringing because no water is being forced into the ear. The clinician uses high magnification to see the minute detail of your ear and clear it.

Why Bath Ear Care?

Bath Ear Care was set up and is run by Emma Brown, a registered general nurse with over 25 years experience in community and practice nursing. It’s this expertise (and Emma’s numerous qualifications) that mean you’re in safe hands, and can be easily referred if required.

Where are we?

Currently Emma’s microsuction ear wax removal clinic’s are at Active Health, 18 Charles St, Bath, BA1 1HX. About a 2min walk Green Park Station in central Bath. Free parking is very close by.

Emma does clinics on a Friday, and sometimes other days in the week, please call to check when there is availability.

Ear wax removal by microsuction the procedure

Emma demonstrates the procedure for removing ear wax using microsuction

The equipment used for ear wax removal by microsuction

Emma shows each of the implements she uses and the room she generally works in for ear wax removal by microsuction.

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

There is now a newer and safer method of removing ear wax, it’s called microsuction, which is very much self explanatory. The wax is removed by a tiny suction probe placed in the ear canal to gently suck out the blockage. It is cleaner, not as uncomfortable for the patient and only rehires some oiling beforehand, maybe a day or two. The clinician uses high magnification ‘loupes’ and a light to see directly into the patients ear canal so they can accurately ascertain the extent of the blockage and treat accordingly. The ‘loupes’ that Emma uses are high specification, high quality 5x Carl Zeiss loupes, they allow the clinical (Emma Brown) to see depth (of field), which means she is able to more accurately remove blockages safely.

A guide to healthy ears

A small amount of earwax is good because it’s there to protect the ear canal and lubricate it. It traps dust and foreign bodies stopping them from going further into the ear. Ear wax is slightly acidic so it has natural anti bacterial properties.

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.

Our microsuction ear wax removal clinics are held at Active Health, 18 Charles St, Bath, BA1 1HX. About a 2 min walk Green Park Station in Central Bath.

 

Clinics are usually all day on a Friday, and sometimes other days in the week including on Saturday mornings

Emma has successfully completed the Rotherham ear care course run by The Primary Ear Care and Audiology Services, NHS Foundation Trust, Rotherham, www.earcarecentre.com. It is the centre of excellence for all things ear care in Great Britain. They set the standards for ear care health in the country, and are endorsed by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and the Medical Devices Agency (MDA).

Home visits are available, out of hours (evenings and weekends, depending on availability).

Please call Emma on 07966 205 663. Emma may be in clinic and not able to return your call straight away but will do so as soon as she’s free.

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Active Health, 17 Charles St, Bath, BA1 1HX

Summary
Ear wax removal
Service Type
Ear wax removal
Provider Name
Bath Ear Care,
Active Health, 17 Charles St, Bath, BA1 1HX,Bath,South West UK North Somerset BA1 1HX-BA1 1hx,
Telephone No.07966 205 663
Area
Bath, BANES, Bristol
Description
Ear wax removal and ear care in Bath, and north Somerset & Bristol, treatment for blocked ears. Safe earwax removal using microsuction, no syringing. Home visits available.