Microsuction Ear Wax Removal
Blocked ears make you feel irritated, and dull your hearing. Hard ear wax can easily become embedded in the ear, causing pain, loss of hearing, balance upset and whistling hearing aids.
Closed from Wednesday 23 December, reopening on Monday 4th January. See Totalcare Hearing for more information.
See how we do it
- Binocular glasses and suction is used by trained audiologists to clean your ear canal and remove wax. You will sit in a chair and a small metal funnel will be placed gently in your ear canal to enhance the view.
- The audiologist may wear binocular glasses ﬁtted with a bright light to see your ear canal up close. Ear suction may be used to remove ear wax or objects from the ear canal. In cases of ear infection, wax removal will not be undertaken until infection has cleared and ears healed.
- Ear suction is carried out with a small sucker attached to a low-pressure suction machine that works like a gentle vacuum cleaner. The audiologist may also use ﬁne instruments (like tiny forceps and spoons) to help remove wax. Ear suction is noisy and you may feel some mild discomfort. Occasionally mild dizziness may be experienced for a few seconds. If this occurs the audiologist will stop the suction to allow the dizziness to settle.
Microsuction is safe, comfortable and effective for ear wax removal in people over 18 years old. Children are advised to see their Ear, Nose and Throat specialist for wax removal.
Cost of procedure
$155.00. Appointment approx 30 minutes for one or two ears. Includes video otoscopy, hearing test screening and middle ear function test. Appointment time chargeable even if no wax removed.
We advise using ear drops up to 4 days before your appointment as it will assist in the removal of wax. If an urgent appointment is required due to discomfort, non-use of drops may impact on the ability to remove wax that is impacted/hard.Schedule an appointment
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