The Pros and cons of Micro-Suction
Unlike ear syringing or ear irrigation where ear wax is flushed out without a view of the canal, during Micro-Suction, the canal and the ear wax is being directly viewed with the microscope whilst it is being removed. This makes the procedure much quicker, safer and comfortable for the patient. Other benefits of this type of ear wax removal include:
A good view of the ear canal
I have a great view of both the ear wax and your ear canal. It means that I can always see what I am doing. Making it easier for me and safe for you.
No ear drops needed
With micro-Suction, there is usually no need to apply ear drops for wax beforehand. With other methods of removal like ear syringing or ear irrigation you will always need to do it. Having said that, using ear drops can still help in the removal.
No messy water used
No water is used or flushed into the ear canal as happens with ear syringing or ear irrigation. Instead the procedure is dry which significantly reduces any risk of infection.
Safe for perforations
Unlike ear syringing and ear irrigation, it is safe for people who have a perforated eardrum or mastoid cavity, in addition to any foreign object that may be lodged inside the ear canal.
Micro-Suction is comfortable and the blockage is removed in minutes.
Limitations of Micro-Suction
There are few limitations or cons of Micro-Suction ear wax removal, microscopic lenses are used by the professional removing the wax and they provide a narrow view. However, it just means that an re-adjustment to the positioning is required to get the optimal view. Micro-Suction ear wax removal is regarded as being exceptionally safe and well tolerated. However no treatment of ear wax is completely risk-free. Like other ear wax removal methods there is a possibility of damage and trauma to the ear canal and eardrum. This is an exceptionally rare event that is usually caused by a sudden movement by the customer.
Micro-Suction can be a bit noisy because of the suction, however newer suction pumps are much quieter. The pump I use is designed to be quiet.
As I said, it’s safe, comfortable and with little or no risk when undertaken by an experienced and qualified professional. If you need a hearing test this can be performed at the same time.
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