FAQs

What is microsuction?
Microsuction is a safe 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.
How much does it cost?

Please see our Services and fees page for costs

Why is microsuction better than syringing?

Microsuction is much safer than syringing, and does not require the patient to place oil in their ear each day for a week prior to their appointment.

Who carries out the procedure?

Emma carries out the procedure, she is a Registered General Nurse (RGN) with over 25 years community and general practice nursing experience, and has trained in microsuction at the prestigious Rotherham Primary Ear Care Centre.

How many times a year can I have mircosuction?

Yes, ear wax removal by microsuction is a gentle and safe procedure, so if you get regular build ups of ear wax, you can attend a few times a year for removal and routine check up’s.

Do I need to soften the wax daily for a week with microsuction?

No, in most cases microsuction does not need any wax softening, however we do recommend that you place a few drops of olive oil into your ears the night before your appointment. If we are unable to remove all the wax in your ear, we can book a further treatment at a 50% reduced cost.

What equipment does Emma use?

Clinicians use a specialised high magnification microscope to look directly into the ear canal, they then use a very fine sterile suction device at safe low pressure to remove the wax buildup.

Why choose Bath Ear Care?

Emma is trained to recognise the ‘normal’ and the ‘abnormal’ in the external ear using high magnification surgical loupes, otoscopes and/or a microscope (x5) to enable her to see the minute detail of your ear. If an abnormality 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.

Where and when is the microsuction clinic?

Our microsuction clinics are on Fridays and some other days (including Saturday am). They are held 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.

What areas do you cover?

Our clinic is in Bath, if you are unable to get to a clinic we can do home visits in Bath and the surrounding areas. Please call Emma on 07966 205 663 to discuss.

Do you do home visits?

Yes home visits are available. Also multiple patients within nursing and residential homes. There is an additional call-out fee for this service which is a one-off charge (no matter how many patients are treated on the day). Please call Emma on 07966 205 663 for further info.

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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