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Ear wax removal service

QMC ear wax removal service offers a simple solution to clearing blocked ears. You may have visited us in the past to have your ears syringed. We now offer a micro suction ear wax removal service, considered best practice and clinically proven more effective than ear syringing. This is available at our Remarkables Park Practice.

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Symptoms associated with blocked ears can be disorientating and painful, which is why we provide quick and easy access to one of our specialist nurses.

How does it work?

Micro suction is the safest and most comfortable method of ear wax removal and clearing blocked ears. Microsuction is the process of removing wax from your ears by using a small suction tube and probe to gently remove any excess wax in the ear.

Unlike ear syringing or irrigation, which wets the ear and can puncture the eardrum, microsuction uses suction with pinpoint accuracy to extract the wax. It is, therefore, suitable for people who have previously had ear infections or a ruptured ear drum.

How to prepare

We recommend a few simple steps before your appointment to maximise the effectiveness of your treatment. Although it is not essential before your treatment, applying 1-2 drops of olive oil or ear drops in the affected ears twice a day for up to 48 hours prior to your microsuction appointment will help make the procedure more comfortable. This increases the likelihood that the clinician will be able to remove the softened wax.

The procedure causes minimal discomfort, as the suction used to remove the ear wax blockage is very gentle.

How does it work?

Micro suction is the safest and most comfortable method of ear wax removal and clearing blocked ears. Microsuction is the process of removing wax from your ears by using a small suction tube and probe to gently remove any excess wax in the ear.

Unlike ear syringing or irrigation, which wets the ear and can puncture the eardrum, microsuction uses suction with pinpoint accuracy to extract the wax. It is, therefore, suitable for people who have previously had ear infections or a ruptured ear drum.

How to prepare

We recommend a few simple steps before your appointment to maximise the effectiveness of your treatment. Although it is not essential before your treatment, applying 1-2 drops of olive oil or ear drops in the affected ears twice a day for up to 48 hours prior to your microsuction appointment will help make the procedure more comfortable. This increases the likelihood that the clinician will be able to remove the softened wax.

The procedure causes minimal discomfort, as the suction used to remove the ear wax blockage is very gentle.

How To Book

Our Microsuction appointments and the treatment are normally completed within 45 minutes. In rare cases a second visit may be required to allow remaining wax to soften for complete removal - this will be explained during your appointment by your clinician.

Please call to make an appointment to see one of our specialist nurses

Book an appointment

Call our Remarkables Park Practice to book your ear wax removal appointment. If you are unsure if you need one, consult one of our clinicians to check inside your ears. Our microsuction appointments and the treatment are normally completed within 45 minutes. In rare cases, a second visit may be required to allow the remaining wax to soften.

How to prepare

We recommend a few simple steps before your appointment to maximise the effectiveness of your treatment. Although it is not essential before your treatment, applying 1-2 drops of olive oil or ear drops in the affected ears twice a day for up to 48 hours prior to your microsuction appointment will help make the procedure more comfortable.

Follow up if required

In rare cases, a second visit may be required to allow the remaining wax to soften for complete removal - your clinician will explain this during your appointment. ‍

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