Ear wax removal can be very beneficial to those using hearing aids to increase the functionality of their hearing aids. We call wax removal, 'Clinical Ear Care', as we are able to use a variety of techniques in one session to achieve the best results.
It may be that all techniques are not required, as Microsuction Ear Wax Removal would be performed initially. This is a very safe and comfortable procedure than syringing. It involves using sterile suction device to gently remove the ear wax.
Using Microsuction allows the Audiologist freedom to avoid contact with the skin in the ear canal, which is where the discomfort could arise. Generally, the client will not need to use oil in the days before, making it a straightforward procedure.
Ear wax removal via Microsuction is performed with the aid of a specialised microscope and a finely calibrated suction device - without the introduction of any materials or liquids. Ear wax removal is presently carried out in GP surgeries through ear irrigation, which involves injecting a jet of water to remove the wax. The old ear syringing method precedes ear irrigation and is not generally performed anymore. This is not always effective and is often described as uncomfortable and unpleasant by patients.
Microsuction is very well tolerated by the majority of people and provides instant results, meaning it is much more effective than the traditional wax removal methods. It is also extremely SAFE - as the physician can see the structures inside the ear.
Typically, clients manage to have their ears cleaned in one sessions without any need for wax pre-treatment.
If you would like more information about Ear Wax Removal or if you would like to book an appointment athe Alresford Hearing Studio, please give us a call on 01962 790 749.