Performed by Audiologists
Safe & Efficient
No water used
Available from ages 8+
20 minute process
€75 for both ears
Ear wax is produced inside your ears to clean them and keep them free from germs, dust, and bacteria. The wax normally passes out of the ears harmlessly without us noticing. Unfortunately, ear wax can be build-up and cause a blockage. It is a very common problem among adults and children.
Ear wax can be treated using eardrops to loosen the wax which releases itself naturally. Unfortunately, ear drops do not always remove the wax build-up.
Some of the most common causes of ear wax build-up include:
- You just have more wax in your ears – some people do naturally
- You narrow canals (the tubes that link the eardrum and outer ear)
- Your age – wax gets harder and more difficult to fall out
- Using earplugs or earbuds can push the wax further in
Ear wax blockages can cause a variety of symptoms including:
- Difficulty hearing
- Ear infections
- High-pitched tones or whistling coming from inside the ear
Before your appointment, our Audiologists recommend using Earol for 4 – 5 days before the appointment. Earol contains olive oil that assists in soften and loosen the wax in the ear canal. Our Audiologists recommend using Earol twice daily for 4 – 5 days before your appointment.
How does microsuction ear wax removal work?
Microsuction is a painless and efficient method of removing blocked ear wax. Our Audiologists will use a binocular microscope to view the ear canal and identify where the blockages occur. A low-pressure suction device is inserted into the ear to remove the compacted ear wax. As the Audiologists is using a binocular microscope they can safely remove any blockages without causing pain.
Does microsuction hurt?
Microsuction is not painful and quite often the preferred method of removing ear wax. Traditionally ear syringing or ear irrigation were performed to remove the wax. Ear syringing and ear irrigation aimed to remove wax blockages by squirting water into the ear canal to release the blockage. Microsuction is a clean and accurate method of removing wax with a lower risk. Microsuction is a very safe method of removing ear wax blockages. As no water and irrigation is used, the risk of eardrum perforation, infections, or trauma to the eardrum is greatly reduced. We have several Audiologists who can perform microscution in our clinics across Ireland.
How much does microsuction cost?
Microsuction costs €50 for 1 ear & €75 for both. We will always advise the use of Earol 4 – 5 days before your appointment. Earol can be purchased on our online store for €9 or in your local pharmacy.