Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is Microsuction?

 

Microsuction is a wax-removal technique using a binocular operating microscope (which allows depth-perception and magnification) to look straight into the ear canal. 

 

What will we do?

 

We will examine your ears and show you the condition of your ears pre and post treatment using a video otoscope. We will then use a very fine sterile suction device at low pressure to remove the wax quickly and safely. No mess, no fuss!

Why choose this method?

Microsuction is now the preferred method of wax removal for 97% or ear care professionals in the UK & Ireland. The old-fashioned method of ear syringing, using a metal canister filled with water and squirted into the ear under pressure, to remove earwax is now rarely used. Microsuction is considered a much gentler and safer method and minimal pre-treatment is required.

What are the symptoms or ear wax?

  • Decreased hearing.

  • Dizziness.

  • Ear pain.

  • Plugged or fullness sensation.

  • Ringing in the ear.

  • Itching or drainage from the ear canal.

How much will it cost?

  • Consultation - £10 - This will only be payable if there is no wax present. 

  • One ear - £40, Two ears - £60.

  • Home Visits start from £70 depending upon your location.