Microsuction is often referred to as the ‘gold standard’ in removing a blockage of excess earwax.
It is performed with the professional either wearing head worn magnifying glasses (called loupes) that have a light source attached, or with binocular operating microscopes. This allows the professional to visualise the ear canal whilst performing microsuction.
Earwax is then gently removed by way of a small, sterile probe which is attached to a vacuum pump. Microsuction earwax removal is safe to be performed on those individuals with perforated eardrums, narrow ear canals and people that suffer with ear infections.
At Apex Hearing Health, we use the highly regarded Vorotek O Scope convergent optics system to safely and thoroughly visualise the ear, ear canal and eardrum.