Ear Cleaning and Protection
It`s very important that ear wax removal is perform by an expert. Blocked ears can also hide a multitude of conditions that need medical attention - so have your ears checked and cleared by an expert. Having your ears cleaned by Heathly Ears means that you have an expert audiologist at you side, who can advise you on all aspects to do with hearing.
Ear Suctioning for Adults and Children
Ear suctioning (micro-suction) is the most favoured method of wax removal because of its universal effectiveness and relative safety. Micro-suction involves drawing out wax through the use of a vacuum. There is NO need to use ear drops beforehand when micro-suction is used – if oil is needed then this will be done at the time of the procedure. Sometimes follow-up appointments are necessary for severe wax blockages. Micro-suction must be performed by a trained clinician. As an expert audiologist, I have been training staff and performing all methods of wax removal for 36 years, mostly in a hospital setting.
Other ear cleaning methods
Removal can be done by syringing - not recommended since very few people perform this procedure safely. The incidence of injury is still too high and now many clinics are shying away from it altogether. But syringing can be perfectly safe when it's being performed by a trained expert. By ear candling – an wholly ineffective technique that weakly draws in cold air and leaves a yellow staining from evaporation. Superficial burning is a significant risk. However, there are some psychological benefits to ear candling (but absolutely no physical benefits). By curettage (manually scooping out wax) – effective and safe only when performed by an expert.