Microsuction Ear Wax Removal

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Microsuction is a safe, pain-free, and trusted technique for removing excess ear wax from the ear canal. Excess wax can cause pain, irritation, tinnitus, and even hearing loss, and microsuction ear wax removal is a quick and easy way to treat these hearing issues.

Our audiologists have been trained and are fully qualified to use the proven, tested microsuction system to remove wax from ears across Sussex. Book a wax appointment with one of our audiologists today.

Signs you have ear wax buildup

If you have been experiencing the following symptoms, you may have excessive earwax buildup:

  • Difficulty hearing
  • Tinnitus
  • Earache or discomfort in the ear
  • A feeling of fullness in the ear

If you’re worried about your hearing, book an appointment with one of our audiologists to have your ears examined. 

Our microsuction earwax removal services

At South East Hearing Care Centres, we offer microsuction as the preferred method for safe and effective ear wax removal. This pain-free procedure involves using a microscope to precisely locate any wax buildup in the ear canal. Our trained audiologists then use a suction tool to gently remove earwax or debris, leaving the ear clear and healthy. The microsuction process takes around 20 minutes per ear, making it quick and easy to have done at our locations in Chichester, Horsham, or Seaford.

With over 25 years of audiology experience, our team are experts at diagnosing and removing ear wax buildup. We use the latest technology, microscopes, and otoscopes to remove wax without damaging your hearing. As independent clinics, we provide personalised attention and support throughout the process. 

The benefits of microsuction to remove ear wax

  • Pain-free and comfortable procedure
  • Precisely targets and removes wax buildup
  • It leaves the ear dry, which is healthier for the ear
  • Quick procedure, usually taking only 20 minutes per ear
  • Effective at completely clearing even stubborn wax blockages
  • Minimises risk of damage to ear canals or eardrums
  • It can provide immediate relief from symptoms like hearing loss, ringing, or pain
  • Safe for people of all ages, from children to seniors

Book a microsuction ear wax removal appointment

If you’re experiencing pain in your ears, tinnitus, ringing, or even reduced hearing capacity, you may be suffering from blocked ears due to wax buildup. Book an appointment with our team of fully qualified audiologists today, and we can assess your hearing situation and provide an effective microsuction wax removal service.

Microsuction FAQs

Microsuction is a gentle vacuum procedure that leaves the ear clear and dry. It is regarded as the healthiest option for ear wax removal and hearing health. The procedure is performed using microscopes to discover the area of the ear canal where ear wax has built up. The vacuum suction tool is then used to remove the wax quickly and painlessly.

As no water is used to remove the excess wax, this is an extremely safe procedure with minimal side effects. Find out more about the benefits and side effects of microsuction.

Microsuction is a relatively quick ear wax removal procedure. Depending on whether one or both ears need to be treated, it takes between 20 and 45 minutes.

Ear wax removal using microsuction is safe and gentle. There is no pain at all with this procedure, and it is a safe way to clean the delicate structures of the ear. We use video otoscopy in all our clinics to take images of the ear both before and after the procedure—before to ascertain if microsuction is necessary and after to show the efficacy of our work. During the procedure, microscopes guide the suction tool to the affected area and nowhere else.

You may feel a slight discomfort whilst the vacuum removes the ear wax, but this doesn’t last long, and you shouldn’t feel any negative after-effects following the procedure.

Yes, microsuction is suitable for everyone because it gently vacuums debris and wax from the ear. This makes it a completely safe procedure that should have no negative effect on hearing after the treatment.

Most reasons that contraindicate wax irrigation, such as perforations, grommets, or mastoid cavities, and therefore preclude water use, do not apply to microsuction. This is because the audiologist can see clearly into the ear canal with microscopes, and it’s a dry procedure, which is better for your ears.

We recommend this procedure for anyone looking for ear wax removal, including young children and older people.

There is no need to prepare before your microsuction appointment. Other ear wax removal methods, such as ear syringing, require you to put ear drops or olive oil in your ear beforehand to soften the wax before removal. This is not necessary when it comes to microsuction ear wax removal, as the vacuum effectively removes the wax from your ear canal.

Microsuction is the main way that our audiologists will remove any ear wax buildup. It’s suitable for everyone and is an extremely safe procedure with minimal side effects. However, we also offer ear irrigation (or ear syringing, as it’s also known) as a method for ear wax removal.

Ear irrigation sends water into the ear canal using an electronic device to help clear the blocked ear and remove excess ear wax. The water is at body temperature and low pressure, making it more gentle on the ears.

Ear irrigation is only suitable for some, so consult your audiologist and get your ears checked before undergoing treatment.