Ear Wax Removal

For people experiencing ear pain, discomfort or tinnitus

Do you suffer from blocked ears?

Blocked ears can make you feel irritated and cause issues with hearing. A common cause of this is hard ear wax, which can easily become embedded in the ear, causing pain, balance upset and whistling hearing aids.

Ear wax production is an everyday process the body goes through. From time to time, the ears’ self-cleaning mechanism causes ear wax buildup. When it is not functioning correctly, it is one of the most common ear related conditions.

Historically, patients have had excessive ear wax or embedded ear wax removed using water syringing. While this is still common practice, doctors are cautious. Ear wax removal by syringing can’t be done if a patient has a perforated eardrum – also it can be uncomfortable and messy.

There is an alternative to using ear syringing…

Signs and Symptoms of Ear Wax blockage

To be sure, you will need a Doctor to look in your ear. The following signs may be symptoms of another underlying medical condition.

  • Ear ache
  • Feeling of fullness in the affected ear
  • Ringing or noises in the ear (tinnitus)
  • Decreased hearing in the affected ear
  • Dizziness
  • Cough
ear wax removal and ear care

The medical term for ear wax is “cerumen”

Consult Your Doctor

Never attempt to dig out excessive or hardened earwax with items, such as a paper clip, a cotton swab or a hairpin.

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Microsuction Ear Cleaning

What is microsuction ear wax removal?

At Vitalia Healthcare, our trained GPs use an advanced technological piece of equipment to remove the ear wax or foreign objects. The process is less messy and uses a water-free alternative to removing earwax by sucking it gently.
ear wax removal with cotton bud cross-section

Is microsuction ear cleaning safe?

Microsuction ear cleaning is safe, comfortable and an effective process for removing ear wax in patients (over 10 years) old that have any one of the following conditions:

  • Impacted ear wax
  • Perforated ear drum
  • Problems in the ear canal where syringing is unsuitable
  • Previous ear surgery
  • Narrow ear canals
  • Curvy or difficult to access ear canals
  • Hairy ear canals
  • Wearers of hearing aids and ear plugs

Can I remove ear wax on my own?

Microsuction ear cleaning is safe, comfortable and an effective process for removing ear wax in patients (over 10 years) old that have any one of the following conditions:

How long does it take to remove ear wax?

Microsuction ear wax removal takes between 15 and 30 minutes.

Is it painful to remove ear wax?

The microsuction procedure is not painful.   

The ear suction process can be noisy sometimes and you may feel some discomfort. If during the process you feel dizzy or any pain, let the doctor know immediately. We usually stop if this is the case.

The microsuction process

There are three aspects to ear wax removal with microsuction:

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