Project Description

IT IS NATURAL TO HAVE WAX IN THE EAR,

in-fact we need some to keep the ears healthy, lubricating the skin and preventing dust and bacteria from entering.

In most cases wax, will leave the ear naturally, however sometimes this doesn’t occur leading to a build-up of wax, which may lead to discomfort, pain and hearing loss.

You should never ignore these symptoms or attempt to remove ear wax yourself by pushing anything into your ear. The lining of the ear is extremely delicate and can be damaged very easily.

You should seek professional advice and make an appointment with your GP or a registered clinical ear care specialist.

At Halo Hearing Solutions, we use both dry removal and Microsuction, so depending on what type of wax that needs to be removed will ultimately determine what method we use, both of these methods are safe and extremely effective and we can offer appointment times at short notice to suit you. Ray has completed a course in Wax removal at The Rotherham Primary Ear Care and Audiology services centre that is based within the NHS in Rotherham, this course was set up by the NHS to offer a comprehensive training program for practitioners to offer an alternative to irrigation. An appointment typically lasts 30 minutes but can take up to an hour.

What is microsuction?

Microsuction is a procedure where gentle suction is used to remove troublesome or excessive ear wax.
At Halo Hearing Solutions, Ear wax Microsuction is performed with a pair of operating microscopes commonly known as “loupes” and a bright light for the specialist to see into your ear canal in detail, this way we can see exactly what we are doing inside your ear. We then use a finely calibrated suction device, this is performed without the introduction of any materials or liquids and only removes wax from the ear using gentle suction. We use suction wands that are sterile, with a new wand being used for every client, so the risk of infection is virtually nil. For these reasons microsuction is considered to be one of the safest methods of removing wax.

The process will only gently draw any unwanted or excess was from the ear using a medical suction pump. It is not essential that you soften the wax, but on occasions it can help if you use a couple of squirts of Earol sterile olive oil spray or drops for a few days prior to your appointment. Microsuction is normally well tolerated by the majority of people and the procedure is normally painless.

On occasions Microsuction is not needed and the wax can be removed using specialist equipment including such items as the Jobson Horne probe and Henkle forceps. If we feel the wax can be removed using these procedures then we will do so, however on occasion a mixture of the 2 procedures can also be very effective.

What is Irrigation?

The majority of Ear wax removal is presently carried out in GP surgeries, with irrigation being used at the majority of practises. This involves injecting a jet of water into the ear to remove the wax (previously it was an ear syringing method, that nowadays is no longer performed). On occasions Irrigation, can be described as uncomfortable or unpleasant by some patients, therefore we feel that Microsuction is the more “ear friendly” way to deal with wax.

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The client is always key, a superb level of service and commitment to our clients is one of the most important aspects of our business and we believe will be a big part of our success moving forward.