Micro suctionOur hearing aid audiologists have been trained and are fully qualified to use the proven, tested micro-suction system of removing wax from ears.

How does micro suction work?

It is a gentle vacuum procedure, leaving the ear dry and is regarded as the healthiest option. The procedure is performed using microscopes, which in our opinion, is a must to view the ear canal clearly to ensure safe removal of wax.

How long does it take?

It takes between 20 and 45 minutes, depending on whether one or both ears need to be treated.

Does it hurt?

Ear wax removal using micro suction is safe and gentle. There is no pain at all with this procedure and it is a safe way to see the delicate structures of the ear. Microscopes are used to guide the suction tool to the affected area and nowhere else.

Is micro suction suitable for everybody?

Yes! Because it’s gently vacuuming all debris and wax from the ear, it is a completely safe procedure. Most of the reasons that contra-indicate for wax irrigation do not apply to micro suction. This is because the audiologist can see clearly into the ear canal with the use of microscopes.

We would recommend this procedure for young children.

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What our clients say

Two members of my family have just received excellent advice and treatment at the Chichester Centre.

My husband for ear plugs advice and my 12 year old son, who has been suffering with excessive ear wax building up for the past year or so and being told by GP that can do nothing except keep putting drops in.

Within 15 minutes he had his ears safely unblocked, using micro suction and washing, something the GP said was not available. My son is like a different child and can actually hear again.

Thank You!

Mr J Llewellyn – Chichester patient