At our audiology clinic in Silsden, West Yorkshire (mid way between Keighley, Skipton and Ilkley) our ear wax removal service uses three methods of ear wax removal – Microsuction, Ear Irrigation and Dry Removal. If you want to understand the difference between microsuction vs irrigation vs dry removal, then read on!
Microsuction is an ear wax removal technique which is safe, comfortable and pain-free. We use magnifying illuminated loupes to provide a clear view of the ear canal. We then insert a fine low-pressure suction probe into the ear canal to ‘hoover’ out the problematic build up of ear wax. Microsuction is considered the safest method of wax removal when used by a trained professional.
You find microsuction sometimes used in ENT departments and in some private clinics.
Irrigation is an ear wax removal technique that involves a low pressure and controlled steady stream of warm water into the ear canal. This flushes out the build up of wax in the ear canal.
People often refer to irrigation as syringing, which is not quite correct. Ear wax removal by irrigation is via an electronic irrigator which regulates the pressure of water used. It […]