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Ear Wax Removal Essex.

Microsuction is a method of ear wax removal. Ear wax is removed using a gentle suction and a high power microscope to view the ear canal and drum. It is the preferred method used by Ear Nose and Throat Doctors and is available from our Chelmsford, Ramsden Heath and Upminster practices.

Other methods of ear wax removal, such as syringing, might also be effective but can carry some inconvenience, such as dosing with oil for several weeks prior to treatment. Risks, such as damage to the ear drum and/or ear pain are also reduced by using microsuction wax removal in preference to irrigation.

Before booking on behalf of a child under the age of 7 please call us first to ensure you are clear on what the procedure entails.

Microsuction is £85 for one or both ears. If no wax is discovered we’ll only charge you a consultancy fee of £30.

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Ear Wax removal with Microsuction

Watch our short video on how we remove ear wax using microsuction. It’s a simple process and the effect is immediate. Call us today for your appointment or book online.

When should I consider Microsuction?

  • Hearing aid users who generate lots of wax.
  • If you have impacted ear wax.
  • If you have very hairy ears.
  • If you require urgent wax removal due to poor hearing or prior to flying.
  • When you have a perforated ear drum.
  • When you have had previous surgery/problems in ear canal where syringing is unsuitable.

Microsuction is different because it is usually a ‘same day’ treatment. The ear wax and the ear canal remain in clear vision for the practitioner during the procedure. This improves efficiency of the clearance and reduces risk. Most ear cleaning by microsuction is 100% successful on the first time, with minimal or no oil installation required in advance.

You will have a digital video health check of the ear canal before and after treatment. You can also receive a hearing test to ensure that the hearing is normal after removal of the ear wax.

Removal of ear wax by microsuction is usually comfortable, but the vacuum can be noisy. If the wax is very hard or stuck to the eardrum, there can occasionally be some discomfort. If you find the procedure uncomfortable, please let your audiologist know. We may advise for you to use some drops or oil to soften the ear wax and return for another visit.

You can read a bit more about the safety of microsuction here.

Why do our ears get blocked with wax? Read more here.

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