FAQs

The eardrum is a very sensitive and delicate structure and to syringe an ear successfully water and some wax will hit against the eardrum.
Whereas with micro suction we just latch onto the wax and pull it out or if it is very soft it just gets sucked up the suction probe. Therefore micro suction can be carried out as often as required without causing any stress on the ear drum.

For the purposes of microsuction we would only recommend medical grade olive oil. This lubricates the canal and softens the wax just enough to get hold of it with the suction probe. Some other more aggressive treatments make it harder to remove and can cause inflammation of the ear canal.

We only have fully qualified and registered audiologists, doctors, and clinical scientists at our clinic. They are additionally trained by the Ear Wax Removal Clinic or other recognised bodies so to meet our exact high standards of safety and professionalism.

Patients have reported to us that they have had to pre-treat the ears for up to six weeks prior to syringing. Micro suction is quickest and easiest when the ear has been treated for one or two days before (this is especially important if you have used cotton buds or any device to clean the ear as it can compact the wax) however, treatment can be carried out successfully without pre treatment.

Feeling of ear fullness can result from various issues such as earwax build up, fluid accumulation, or Eustachian tube dysfunction. A thorough examination during a consultation can determine the cause.

It’s important to avoid inserting objects into the ear canal. Gentle cleaning with a washcloth is typically sufficient. Earwax serves a protective function and usually doesn’t need removal unless it causes symptoms.

Use a few drops of olive oil ear drops every month, this will keep the wax in the ears nice and soft and helps it to come out on its own.

Persistent ringing in the ears, known as tinnitus, can have various causes including exposure to loud noise, age-related hearing loss, or underlying medical conditions. An evaluation by a healthcare professional can help determine the underlying cause.

Ear congestion can often be relieved by techniques like swallowing, yawning, or gently blowing air through the nose while pinching the nostrils closed. If symptoms persist, medical evaluation may be necessary.

Ear pain can be due to infections, build up of wax, injury, or inflammation. It’s important to have a proper examination to determine the cause and appropriate treatment.

Excessive earwax buildup can sometimes lead to hearing loss. However, attempting to remove earwax at home with cotton swabs or other objects can push wax deeper and potentially cause damage. Consultation with a healthcare professional is advised.

The sensation of needing to pop the ears may occur due to changes in air pressure, such as during air travel or changes in altitude. Chewing gum, swallowing, or yawning can help equalize pressure. If symptoms persist, further evaluation may be needed.

Ear infections can be caused by bacteria or viruses and may result in symptoms such as ear pain, drainage, or hearing loss. Treatment options include antibiotics, pain relievers, and ear drops, depending on the type and severity of the infection.

Swimmer’s ear, or otitis externa, is an infection of the ear canal often caused by water exposure. Treatment typically involves antibiotic ear drops and keeping the ear dry. Consultation with a healthcare provider is recommended for proper diagnosis and management.