Microsuction is the safest and most comfortable method of ear wax removal and is a service Otec Hearing offer in and around Huddersfield. This can be done either at a clinic or at your own house. Get in touch for more information.


Man having his ear looked at during consultation


What Does Earwax Do? 

Earwax (proper name Cerumen) consists of shed skin cells, hair, and the secretions of the ceruminous and sebaceous glands of the outside ear canal. Although it may not seem like it, earwax is a very useful substance that helps to keep our ears healthy.

Earwax coats the skin lining of the ear canal and carries debris such as dirt, hair, dead cells and out of the ear. Aside from this, earwax acts as a protective barrier for the eardrum, which is an important part of the ear.

Usually, earwax will do its job naturally and with minimum problems. Despite this, there are occasions where the ear will simply produce too much earwax, which can lead to some complications.


Excessive Earwax & Impactions

When excess wax becomes trapped within the eardrum, it has the potential to form an impaction. Impactions can be painful and have the potential to cause dizziness and ringing in the ear. Too much earwax can also lead to conductive hearing loss due to it pressing against the eardrum.

Fortunately, there are methods for removing excess earwax, one being Microsuction.

What is Microsuction?

By definition, Microsuction is the method of ear wax and foreign body removal used by the majority of Ear, Nose and Throat Outpatient Clinics.

Methods of earwax removal such as syringing have a chance at being successful, although it can have its problems. Microsuction ear wax removal is known as the ‘gold standard’ treatment method of wax removal and is completely painless. A practitioner can view both the ear canal and the ear wax during the treatment, making it much more efficient than alternative methods of wax removal. Microsuction has an almost 100% success rate with minimal oil installation needed.

Microsuction is a service Otec Hearing offer, which can be done either at their Huddersfield Clinic or within your home.

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