EAR WAX REMOVAL BY MICRO-SUCTION
with Competence, Expertise and Care
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I am a fully certificated and practised aural (ear) care nurse. I have also worked for many years as a general nurse within the NHS and private sectors.
I am proud to be a nurse and I am committed to providing a high-quality service to my patients. I firmly believe that accessibility to professional ear care service is an essential part of maintaining good ear health.
I am fully insured and all staff are required to be suitably qualified and hold an Enhanced DBS certificate.
I am registered with The Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC).
I also subscribe to ENT.UK and the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).
Your First Visit
Let me first reassure you that this type of treatment is pain-free and does not take long. At your appointment I will examine both of your ears using my state-of-the-art
high-definition video otoscopy (a camera which will allow me to see inside your ear canals). This video camera will enable me to see if you have any wax in your ears and where the wax is.
I can then gently remove the ear wax using a fine suction technique which is painless and causes no damage to the ear itself.
Micro-suction is now recognised as best practice for removing troublesome ear wax.
The procedure is safe, fast and pain-free.
WHAT IS EAR MICRO-SUCTION?
Micro-suction is the safest form of ear wax removal. The procedure (in our clinic) is performed using high definition video equipment, which allows the practitioner to see directly into the ear canal at all times. A sterile tube is passed into the ear canal and the wax is gently ‘hoovered’ out of the ear under gentle suction pressure.
HOW DO I KNOW I HAVE WAX IN MY EARS?
You may be experiencing some of the following symptoms:
- Hearing loss
- A feeling of full or blocked ears
- Worsening of existing tinnitus symptoms
- Itchy ears
- A whistling hearing aid
DOES THE PRICE INCLUDE TREATMENT FOR BOTH EARS?
Yes. In clinic we charge £50 for ear micro-suction, whether we clean one or both ears. For home visits, please note the charge is £60.
IF MY EARS HAVE NO WAX AM I CHARGED?
No. If you don’t have any wax in your ears, there will be no charge.
DO YOU OFFER EAR IRRIGATION?
No. This is because micro-suction is the safest form of cleaning ear wax from the ear canal. We only use water during the treatment process to clear the sucker tubing if it becomes blocked.
WILL EAR MICROSUCTION HURT?
No. However, occasionally ear wax can be a bit dry/stuck against the wall of the ear canal. Sometimes it can feel a little uncomfortable when the ear wax comes away. Additionally, if there is an underlying infection in the ear canal there could be discomfort during micro-suction. But this is due to the existing infection in the ear canal and not from the procedure itself.
CAN EAR MICRO-SCUTION CAUSE TINNITUS?
No. But if you already suffer with tinnitus, micro-suction can aggravate the condition temporarily.
WILL MICO-SUCTION CAUSE DIZZINESS?
It is possible that micro-suction can cause dizziness, but it is rare and usually resolves quickly.
I HAVE PREVIOUSLY HAD A PERFORATED EAR DRUM/EAR SURGERY – CAN I STILL HAVE MICRO-SUCTION?
Yes. Ear micro-suction is the safest form of ear wax removal. Please advise us of a previous ear drum perforation or previous ear surgery when you attend for your appointment.
SHOULD I PREPARE MY EARS BEFORE ATTENDING FOR EAR MICRO-SUCTION TREATMENT?
Yes. We recommend you use Earol olive oil spray prior to treatment. It is a natural and gentle product with no known side effects. Use it for 3-5 days prior to attending for your appointment. You can purchase Earol in most pharmacies. Do not use olive oil prior to your treatment if you have previously had a perforation to your ear drum.
WILL MY EARS BLOCK UP WITH WAX AGAIN IN THE FUTURE?
It is possible that ear wax could build up again in your ear canal(s). Some people find that they need to attend regularly for ear micro-suction.
DO I HAVE TO BE AGED 18 TO HEAVE EAR MICRO-SUCTION?
No. However, currently our clinic can only perform ear micro-suction if you are aged 18 or over.
HOW TO CONTACT ME:
Tel: 07938 608471
Castle Lane Clinic
2 Crantock Grove, Bournemouth, BH8 OHS
Open Saturday Mornings.
Clinic: 01202 300320
Further information: www.bournemouthclearearclinic.com
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