Microsuction

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Ear microsuction is the modern safe way to clean ear canals.  For blocked, waxy or infected ears.
Gentle, comfortable, safe – because we are skilled!

What is it?

Microsuction – is the term used for cleaning ear canals using the magnified view of a surgical microscope and a tiny vacuum cleaner and/or tiny instruments.

What does it involve?

The client lies on a bed, our Ear Nurse Therapists gently hold the ear canal entrance open, sometimes they use a plastic funnel to gain the best view.  The microscope is then focused into the ear canal entrance.  When we use the suction/instruments clients often say ‘this is weird’, they will tell us ‘it’s a bit noisy’ and ‘it tickles’.

What are the benefits?

Because we can see so well with the magnified vision, we can then remove wax/debris without touching the ear canal walls – hence a comfortable, safe procedure.  The magnified views allow the Ear Nurse Therapist to assess the ear canal andeardrum to make a diagnosis.

Who may need microsuction?

  • anyone with wax/debris in their ear canal
  • anyone with an ear canal infection
  • anyone who has had a middle ear infection and the ‘pus’ has burst out into the ear canal
  • anyone with a foreign body present
  • anyone with a discharging ear

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