What is Microsuction, and what are the benefits?

Man looking into patients ear

When left untreated, excess wax building up in the ear canal can leave an individual to suffer from conductive hearing loss. Microsuction is a popular method of ear wax removal carried out by hearing care professionals. It involves the practitioner using a microscope to view the ear wax within the ear canal, then using a suction probe to vacuum excess wax out of the canal.

Microsuction ear wax removal is often the preferred method for ear wax removal, in comparison to other more traditional treatments, such as syringing (or irrigation) due to be being easier and quicker. Microsuction treatment is often described as comfortable, painless, and extremely efficient.

If left untreated, excess earwax may result in some of the following symptoms:

• Loss of hearing
• Earache
• Tinnitus (noises in the ear)
• Hearing aids become less efficient
• Your own voice may sound different
• Irritation around the ear

There are some clear benefits to microsuction treatment. Following the procedure, patients will often feel as though their hearing has improved, due to their canal being cleared. This can result in an extremely positive lifestyle change, as they’ll be able to understand speech clarity much better in social situations. Patients should also find themselves no longer suffering from earaches, pains, or ringing in the ears as a result of excess wax in the ear canal.

Otec Hearing provides microsuction ear wax removal which is carried out by our highly qualified hearing care professionals. Please visit either our Lincoln or Huddersfield page for more information, or get in touch by contacting us on 01522 305400.