Ear wax is naturally produced by the body to protect the ear canal and inner ear from irritants. While ear wax plays a crucial role in maintaining ear health, excessive buildup can lead to discomfort and even hearing difficulties. It’s beneficial to book an appointment at an ear wax removal clinic to carefully remove the ear wax.
There are lots of different methods of ear wax removal that are used by professionals. At The Hearing Hub, we use microsuction, ear irrigation (also known as ear syringing) and instrumentation, and they all have their advantages. In recent years, microsuction has emerged as the superior technique for ear wax removal. It is recommended by Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialists and it is considered to be the ‘gold standard’ method of ear wax removal.
If you’re interested in booking an appointment for wax removal in the Knaphill area, we offer microsuction in Woking and below we have explored why this wax removal method is the preferred option for audiologists.
- Precision and Safety
Microsuction uses suction to remove ear wax. It is a very precise and controlled method that’s performed by trained audiologists. Unlike other methods that involve inserting tools into the ear or flushing the ear canal with water, microsuction is completed with a gentle suction device. A microscope is also used to get a better view of the ear canal and the build-up of ear wax
This enhanced visibility ensures that the audiologist can precisely target and remove the excess ear wax without causing any damage to the delicate inner ear. This is particularly beneficial for individuals with narrow or sensitive ear canals, reducing the risk of injury and side effects during the procedure. Typically, microsuction takes between 10-30 minutes to complete.
- Minimally Invasive and Comfortable
Microsuction is a minimally invasive wax removal method, making it an excellent choice for anyone who is apprehensive about the risks associated with ear wax removal. It doesn’t require the use of liquid or probes and forceps, reducing discomfort and pressure throughout.
The gentle nature of microsuction means that even sensitive ears can be safely treated and it’s suitable for people with different ear conditions. There is no recovery time following microsuction either and you can go about your typical routine without any problems.
- Immediate Results and Fewer Follow-ups
Microsuction offers immediate results, providing relief from discomfort and restoring hearing. Sometimes, lengthy softening is required before ear wax removal, however, this isn’t the case with microsuction. Using olive oil drops for a couple of days is often enough to enable complete clearance of the ear canal.
Since this method is highly effective in removing ear wax in a single session, you’re less likely to require frequent follow-up appointments with an audiologist. Lots of patients enjoy long-lasting results and don’t need multiple visits throughout the year. If ear wax re-accumulates, you can book to have your ears cleaned every few months and a microsuction appointment is convenient to fit into your busy schedule.
Getting Microsuction in Knaphill
It’s easy to see why microsuction is a superior ear wax removal method. The use of specialised suction equipment ensures that ear wax is removed with the utmost care and the immediate results offer relief. If you are looking for a way to manage the build up of wax in your ears, don’t hesitate to contact us at The Hearing Hub.
We provide ear wax removal at our clinic in Woking, which is only a short drive from Knaphill, and all of our audiologists are fully trained to provide microsuction. We charge £75 for ear wax removal in both ears and there won’t be any unexpected expenses. If no ear wax is found during a preliminary examination then we only charge a small consultation fee of £25. Our audiologists will be able to provide you with some tailored advice to help you address any issues you’re experiencing.