Do you have ear discomfort or hearing loss?
Maybe you need to have your ear canals cleaned using a technique known as ear microsuction.
Ear wax is a natural protection, Lubrication and defence against foreign bodies. Difficulties can arise if the normal and natural migration of the wax out of the ear canal is impeded (by hearing aids) or slowed (ageing). Sometimes when wax builds up it can form a plug, which can cause hearing loss and/or discomfort.
What is Ear Microsuction?
Ear canals can be cleaned using a technique known as ear microsuction. With the aid of a microscope and a very fine sterile suction device an experienced general practitioner will gently and safely remove any wax or debris blocking the ear canal. This procedure is a very well tolerated by the majority of people, gives you fast results and is more effective than the traditional wax removal methods.
The procedure takes between 15 minutes and half an hour, depending on whether both ears are being treated.
Ear microsuction is available at Kedron Wavell Medical Centre. To request an ear microsuction appointment with one of our experienced Doctors please call us.