Are specsavers doing Microsuction?

Answer: Select Specsavers stores now offer wax removal by microsuction. You can find out more about the service and where its offered here or contact your local Specsavers Audiologist to find out if it is available in your local store.

Can Microsuction damage your ears?

As the microsuction ear wax removal procedure involves a tube being inserted into the ear canal, there is a small risk that some damage or trauma could occur in the ear canal or ear drum. This can occur from sudden movements by the recipient. In extremely rare cases, the eardrum can become perforated.

Will Microsuction unblock my ear?

Benefits of microsuction Microsuction is a relatively effective technique for removing earwax. A 2014 study found that microsuction was 91 percent effective at removing earwax in a group of 159 people. Microsuction also offers several benefits compared to irrigation such as: The procedure is quicker.

Is ear syringing still available on the NHS?

People suffering from a build-up of ear wax are not entitled to have their ears syringed on the NHS in England, a government minister has confirmed. Edward Argar said it was no longer one of the core services GPs are obliged to provide.

Is Microsuction better than Syringing?

Microsuction is considered to be safer and more effective compared to ear syringing, as it avoids touching the sensitive skin of the ear canal and will have no contact with the ear drum. This means that the risk of infection is reduced.

Does olive oil remove ear wax?

Olive oil can soften hardened earwax and allow it to be removed from the ear more easily. It’s important to note that olive oil does not dissolve earwax. A 2020 review also found that putting warm olive oil into the ear before doctor irrigation was effective at softening the wax before the procedure.

Why does my ear still feel blocked after Microsuction?

You may experience a blocked feeling for a few days after Microsuction, as the air pressure inside your ear is imbalanced. This is akin to the effect you may experience when you fly on an aeroplane or a head cold. If there is a prolonged blockage for more than a few days please contact your GP or pharmacy.

Why can’t I hear after Microsuction?

During Microsuction, there is some noise generated by the equipment. Some people find this noise to be very loud. In some cases, this can lead to hearing loss, which may be temporary or permanent. It may also cause tinnitus or worsen existing tinnitus.

Why do they not syringe ears anymore?

The use of a metal ear syringe risks damaging the tympanic membrane and the oval and round windows of the ear. Syringing is a risky procedure because it is difficult to control water pressure, which damage the ear and cause infection.

How do you remove impacted ear wax?

Use warm water. After a day or two, when the wax is softened, use a rubber-bulb syringe to gently squirt warm water into your ear canal. Tilt your head and pull your outer ear up and back to straighten your ear canal. When finished irrigating, tip your head to the side to let the water drain out.