What are the symptoms of excessive ear wax?
On booking your appointment you will have given verbal consent for us to carry out an initial assessment of your ears in relation to the potential need for ear wax removal.
If you have previously had a perforated ear or have had other problems with your ears, you should mention this to the nurse you have your appointment with.
The assessment will be carried out using an otoscope and if needed, wax can then be removed by micro suction, irrigation or/ and manual procedures.
Your nurse will advise if there is wax in your ears that could be removed and will advise you of the safest and most appropriate method, considering the amount of wax discovered, the type of wax and its location within the ear.
Water Irrigation has been used for some years to successfully remove wax from the ear by health professionals.
It is an effective way to remove softened wax, although for some people this is not an option due to previous ear damage.
An effective process in which a clinical vacuum system using fine tubing, is carefully guided to remove wax from the ear canal.
Unlike ear syringing, which is known to cause discomfort to some patients, Microsuction is a more comfortable method of wax removal.
On occasion, when wax is close to the ear canal entrance, a clinical instrument can be carefully used to remove easy to reach wax.
This can also be used following Microsuction and water irrigation if required.