Wax Removal

Earwax Removal

Earwax is produced by glands within the ear canal. It has a protective purpose to trap dust and other small particles and prevent them from reaching and potentially damaging the eardrum. The amount of wax produced is varied from person to person and usually comes out on its own. Earwax can become a problem if there is a large build up causing a blockage; this is when it may require removing.

Symptoms of Earwax

Our Earwax Removal Service

At Altrincham Hearing Centre, we are trained in the latest technique of Microsuction. Micro-suction is a non-invasive, safe, comfortable and effective earwax removal method for people of all ages, including cases where syringing may be unsuitable or ineffective.

Microsuction

Microsuction is a wax removal technique using a binocular operating microscope. This allows depth perception and magnification so it becomes easier to look straight into the ear canal and using a very fine sterile suction device at low pressure remove the wax. Occasionally we may need to use other instruments to remove hard wax.
The technique means that we can always see what we are doing and can avoid touching the skin of the sides of the ear canal which makes the process a lot more comfortable. Microsuction is the method preferred by medical staff and patients alike for guaranteed effective removal of wax. Unlike traditional forms of wax removal using earwax softening drops for a week is not always necessary and in most case the wax can be removed safely within minutes.
Call us on 0161 989 1288 to book your appointment.