Microsuction is one of the best ways to remove earwax. Once our trained audiology specialists have assessed your ear canal, they’ll use a gentle suction device to remove any excess wax in the ear. This suction device acts like a vacuum cleaner, helping to loosen and remove any impacted earwax leaving your ear dry and free of wax.

Once the procedure is over, we’ll use a microscope to check over your ears. The end results are better hearing and cleaner ears.

Previously, using an ear syringe with water was a common way to get rid of earwax, however microsuction is a quick and much safer method.

There are some ear-related conditions that may mean you cannot have microsuction. This includes suffering from regular ear infections or having a perforated ear drum.

Start using olive oil ear drops or spray three to four times daily for up to seven days prior to your appointment to soften your ear wax and increase the chances of a successful microsuction.

If our audiology specialist can’t remove all the wax, they’ll advise you on what to do next.

When microsuction is performed by a trained audiology specialist, it is one of the safest ways to remove wax from your ears. Your appointment will usually last 30 minutes to ensure we have enough time to go through any questions and to perform the procedure.

The process is generally painless, but it can be noisy and, at times, a little uncomfortable. If at any point you feel discomfort or pain during the appointment, please make sure you let your audiology specialist know.

Depending on the amount of wax in your ears, you might find that things sound a little different once the wax has been removed. You might also notice a small amount of ringing or buzzing in your ears, but this should settle down after a couple of days.

Your audiology specialist will outline all the potential side effects to the procedure during your appointment.

Yes, microsuction can remove impacted earwax, but it is much more effective if the wax is pre-softened.

If the wax is too deep, we may need to ask you to come back for a second appointment. In some instances, microsuction may not be appropriate and in these cases, your audiology specialist will advise you on what options are available.

Generally, there shouldn’t be any need to remove earwax as your ears are self- cleaning.

However, impacted or excessive earwax can cause problems from increased risk of ear pain and vertigo to muffled hearing and even hearing loss.

In this case, it is worth getting one of our audiology specialists to take a look and see if microsuction would help.

Adults: £35 per ear

If no wax is found, there will be a £25 charge for the consultation.

All appointments are carried out by one of our fully qualified audiology specialists, who have carried out training in microsuction ear wax removal with our market leading partner Tympahealth.