What is Microsuction?

Microsuction is a procedure carried about by an audiologist to remove ear wax, discharge, dead skin or other material that is blocking the ear canal. Following this procedure, an appointment with a specialist consultant may be required to investigate hearing problems.

It is performed with the use of a microscope, to allow for good visualisation, and a suction tube (a small hoover), which removes the wax and debris from the ear canal.

What symptoms may require Microsuction?

Symptoms such as hearing loss, earache, aural fullness, tinnitus, and irritations in the ear could be an indication of blocked ears and that microsuction might be required.

What does the Microsuction procedure involve?

Microsuction is performed using a high powered microscope that provides a clear view of the ear canal. Specially designed instruments, including a small vacuum, are used to remove material from the ear. Microsuction is usually performed as an outpatient procedure at the Harley Street ENT clinic in Central London.

What are the side effects of Microsuction?

The procedure can be a little but uncomfortable and the microsuction pumps are quite noisy but it isn't usually a painful procedure. Some patients experience slight dizziness or vertigo and medication can also be applied during the procedure if necessary.

Microsuction at The Harley Street ENT Clinic

Microsuction is one of the specialist services we offer patients at The Harley Street ENT clinic in Central London. We provide all the care that you need for your ear problems and ensure that you can get all of the right tests, treatments and advice in one convenient place.

Our experienced team of ENT specialists can diagnose and treat all kinds of ear problems as well as balance and recurring ear infections. From your initial consultation to your final treatment, our ENT surgeons will be there to provide advice, answer your questions, and help you to feel better. 

How much does it cost?

The ear wax removal procedure with an audiologist costs just £95. Patients concerned about hearing and a clinical issue will need to see one of our specialist consultants. Get in touch and book an appointment.

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