Understanding Microsuction

Microsuction is the gold standard of wax removal


It is the safest, and most effective way of removing wax using a soft suction technique. Traditional ear syringing uses a water jet, which many people find unpleasant. It may be unsuitable for some, for example those that have a perforated eardrum.

Blocked ears can lead to hearing loss, tinnitus, balance issues, inflammation and even infection.


  • First, we will discuss your problem with you and then explain the procedure. We will then gently examine your ear canal using a special microscope.
  • While looking down your ear canal with the microscope we will use our clinical suction cleaner to clear and build up of wax found.
  • We will use the otoscope microscope to check the condition of your ear drum and let you know how the procedure went.
  • We will then discuss your hearing with you and ascertain if any further investigations and hearing tests may be benefical, which we can perform.