Your private ear wax removal is done by microsuction, this is the cleanest, fastest and safest way to remove impacted earwax in blocked and waxy ears. The procedure takes 20 minutes and results are instant. Ear wax removal by microsuction involves the insertion of a microtip or Zoellner tube into the External Auditory Meatus (ear canal), along with a sterile plastic canula. Suction is then used and the compacted wax is pulled out of the ear canal.
Olive Oil Or Hydrogen Peroxide?
Lubrication by the use of olive oil is recommended. Olive oil used 2-4 times daily can help lubricate the ear canal a day before microsuction. We recommend patients that have persistent ear wax or cerumen to use olive oil drops once a fortnight.
Special branded products and hydrogen peroxide have no real benefit over using clean olive oil ear spray. Avoid using infused olive oils such as garlic or chilli. A spray or pippete is the best method to insert this into the ear canal.
Microsuction Is The 'Gold Standard'
At Ear Doctor we only recommend the gold standard of wax removal. We only use microsuction and no other method of earwax removal is used. Some general practitioners are currently not providing services for wax removal or forcing patients to use olive oil drops for over three weeks before removing by water syringing if done at all.
Ear wax removal by microsuction is the only method we practice to remove excessive and impacted ear wax. NHS GP surgeries have stopped syringing ears currently in Greater Manchester, Stockport, Altrincham, Sale and within Cheshire. Services have been moved into the hospital and waiting lists are getting longer. Ear Doctor offers same day appointments by home visit or in one of our branches in south Manchester.
Benefits Of Microsuction
Syringing if done incorrectly can lead to perforations and damage to the eardrum. The chance of this happening while visualising the eardrum is very low during microsuction. Microsuction always removes deep, compacted or impacted wax. There is little chance of causing ear infections. There is also less chance of vertigo or dizziness with Microsuction and it can be performed on a perforated ear.
Our Earwax Expert
Hassan Karim MA BSC (Hons) has over 10 years experience in the field and is able to work with both adults and children. Hassan has worked in the NHS as an Audiologist and furthered his career in Dubai, UAE where he initially learnt microsuction and earwax removal under supervision of an ear, nose and throat consultant. He has an understanding of all diagnostic tests for hearing and balance including but not limited to Acoustic Brainstem Responses, all forms of balance tests, Pure Tone Audiometry, Tympanometry and Acoustic reflexes.
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Are usually on the same day. We carry out a home visit service as well. Free hearing assessments are available after wax removal and a range of ear protection and hearing aids can be purchased. We cover all of Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire and Yorkshire. Do not hesitate to call today for free advice and solutions to help with your hearing, impacted earwax and tinnitus.
Hearing Aids and Ear Protection
Hearing aids are available from GN resound, Oticon, Starkey and Phonak. The most upto date models are used at industry beating prices. All hearing aids are set up using Insitu Audiometry or a real ear measurement. All hearing aid types are used including Behind the ear (BTE), receiver in the ear (RIE)and custom in the canal models such as an ITC,CIC and IIC
Protective earmoulds for noise are available on request. Swimplugs and sleeplugs can be ordered in many different colours.
We can carry out a range of hearing tests that include pure tone audiometry, speech testing and tympanometry. Reports can be issued on request.
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