Micro-suction Ear Wax Removal

The Procedure

New procedures:

  • Staggered appointments
  • Full sterilisation procedures between appointments
  • Customer hand sanitiser and mask
  • Temperature taken before appointment
  • Practitioner wearing PPE

Patient Questionnaire

Assess medical history, ear health, previous surgery etc. and explanation of procedure.

Video Otoscopy (initial inspection)

Using a video otoscope, visual examination of the ear canal so that wax blockage can be observed and seen by patient.

Wax Removal using Micro-suction Procedure

The practitioner uses loupes (specialist magnifying goggles) to see inside the ear canal. Using the micro-suction apparatus, the wax is gently suctioned out of the ear canal until clear.

Benefits of Micro-suction

  • Pain free and very quick
  • No syringing which can be stressful and cause trauma to the eardrum.
  • No mess.
  • Safe for patients who may have a perforated eardrum, previous surgery or even recurring infections.

Video Otoscopy (after micro-suction)

Patient can see the ear canal after the procedure to check that it is clear.

micro suction tool
video otoscopy