Why You Should Consider Microsuction For Earwax Removal
The Problems With Syringing Earwax
There are several issues associated with earwax removal by syringing of the ear canal. Syringing could and in many cases, did cause issues such as otitis media (middle ear infection), Otitis Externa (outer ear infection),perforation of the ear drum and trauma to the external auditory meatus (the ear canal). Not just that, it actually wasn't very effective at removing the earwax in many cases. That is why the procedure was generally abandoned several years ago. Most earwax removal undertaken in Ireland is now done with an irrigation system.
Irrigation is Safer Than Syringing
Of course, modern irrigation is safer than syringing, however there are still the possibility of some of the same complications arising. It can cause otitis media and otitis externa, but there is little chance of perforation of the eardrum. Many Patients complain though that it is an uncomfortable process. Because water is used it can also sometimes be messy. This is why we were determined to introduce microsuction earwax removal to our Practice.
Introducing microsuction to our Practice allowed us to introduce completely safe, effective and comfortable earwax removal in the comfort of our Practice. Microsuction involves no introduction of liquid or any other material to the ear canal which completely ensures that no infection is introduced. It also means that there is no chance of over pressure bursting the eardrum.
Because we can clearly see what we are doing through the microscope the chance of injury to the ear canal or eardrum is reduced. We are committed to ensuring that we offer cutting edge audiological services to our Patients. For us, the decision to introduce microsuction earwax removal to our Practices was an easy one.