Microsuction Ear Wax Cleaning | Auckland
Ear wax, also known by the medical term cerumen, is a yellowish waxy substance secreted in the ear canal of humans and other mammals. It protects the skin of the human ear canal, assists in cleaning and lubrication, and also provides some protection from bacteria, fungi, insects and water. Excess or compacted cerumen can press against the eardrum and occlude (block) the external auditory canal or hearing aids, potentially hindering hearing. Other common symptoms include dizziness, ear pain, plugged or a fullness sensation, ringing in the ear and itching.
Ear wax cleaning is still carried out at some medical practices by ear irrigation, which involves injecting a jet of water into the ear to remove the wax. This method of ear wax cleaning is not always effective and is very often described as uncomfortable or unpleasant by patients.
Microsuction however is very well tolerated by the majority of people, gives fast results and is much more effective than the traditional ear wax cleaning methods, or ear drops. It is also SAFE, as the physician can clearly see inside your ear as apposed to other methods. Our highly qualified nurses have specific training and experience on safe approaches, and on assessing wax problems efficiently.
Very rarely some people may need wax softening with olive oil before treatment. For example, if wax has a particular composition or has been building up over a very long period, it may need to be softened. Typically though, most clients manage to have their ears cleared in one session without any pre-treatment. In the rare instance that a follow-up is required, a lower rate is available for re-bookings within four weeks.
*Children under 10 years of age require a phone booking.
*Follow-up pricing valid 4 weeks after initial consultation.
*ACC – ACC pre-approval number to be provided at consultation.
*Student ID required.
*Payment by Credit Cards incurs an additional $2.50 bank charge.