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Microsuction Ear Wax Removal

Microsuction / Irrigation

What Is Microsuction?

Microsuction is a safe and effective technique used to remove excess earwax and foreign objects from the ear canal. Unlike traditional methods that involve syringing or water irrigation, microsuction employs a specialised suction device with a thin, gentle suction tube. A trained healthcare professional carefully inserts the tube into the ear canal and uses low-pressure suction to extract the accumulated wax or debris. The procedure offers precise control and excellent visibility, minimising the risk of discomfort or injury to the delicate structures of the ear. Microsuction is considered a preferred method for earwax removal as it is quick, efficient, and minimally invasive, ensuring clear and unobstructed hearing.

Microsuction Live Imagary

Microsuction stands as the preferred treatment option in case you have encountered any of the subsequent conditions:

1. Recent Otitis Externa: This pertains to an infection within the ear canal.
2. Tinnitus: Referring to the perception of ringing or buzzing sounds in the ears.
3. Tympanic Membrane (Ear Drum) Perforation: Indicative of a hole or tear in the eardrum.
4. Previous Ear Surgery: If you have undergone surgery related to the ear in the past.
5. Reduced Hearing: Any noticeable decline in auditory capabilities.
6. Meniere's Disease: A disorder affecting the inner ear, leading to symptoms like vertigo and hearing loss.
7. Vertigo: Characterised by a sensation of spinning or dizziness.

The utilisation of Microsuction is specifically recommended in these scenarios, as it provides a safe and effective means of addressing these diverse ear-related conditions.

Irrigation (syringing)

In specific situations, the utilisation of irrigation, traditionally referred to as syringing, might become necessary. The determination of whether this procedure is required will be thoroughly evaluated and deliberated during the scheduled appointment. This careful assessment ensures that the decision aligns with the individual's unique needs and circumstances.

Can Children Have Microsuction?

Microuction For Kids

In many instances, young children tend to experience greater comfort with the process of Microsuction for ear wax removal compared to traditional methods such as ear irrigation or syringing. It's important to note that the suitability of each individual child's case for Microsuction needs to be thoroughly evaluated prior to booking an appointment. For children to undergo ear Microsuction, we advise that they should meet the following criteria:

1. Age Requirement: Children should be at least 6 years old.
2. Comfortable Resting: They should be capable of sitting still on the examination couch for a duration of approximately 20 minutes. The assistance of a parent or guardian during this time is recommended to ensure a successful procedure.


These prerequisites are essential to ensure the safety, effectiveness, and comfort of the child during the ear microsuction process. Our priority is to make the experience as stress-free and beneficial as possible for each young patient.

The Equipment We Use

At Wendy Brown Ear Care, I take pride in using state-of-the-art equipment. The Tympa Platform offers a comprehensive 4-frequency hearing check, examining your hearing at 500Hz, 1,000Hz, 2,000Hz, and 4,000Hz. The advanced Tympa system also provides detailed images of the inside of your ear, which you can view for yourself. This assessment helps determine if your hearing issues might be due to excess earwax. If necessary, the Tympa Platform delivers a quick, safe, and painless microsuction wax removal using its suction tank, gently extracting wax from your ear.

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Before and after ear wax removal
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