preston microsuction ear wax removal

Company No:09826450 S Jones Hearing Ltd T/A Prestonmicrosuction

151 Sharoe Green Lane, Fulwood, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 8HE


Earwax, also known by the medical term cerumen, is a yellowish waxy substance secreted in the ear canal. 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.


Earwax consists of shed skin cells, hair, and the secretions of the ceruminous and sebaceous glands of the outer ear canal. Major components of earwax are long chain fatty acids, both saturated and unsaturated, alcohols, squalene and cholesterol.


Excess or compacted cerumen can press against the eardrum or block the outside ear canal or hearing aids, potentially causing hearing loss by impeding the passage of sound in the ear canal, causing conductive hearing loss. Hearing aids may be associated with increased earwax impaction. It is also estimated to be the cause of 60–80% of hearing aid faults.photograph of ear wax removal procedure

Micro-Suction is the safe, modern method of earwax removal as recommended by the NHS. It is suitable for perforated ear drums.


Firstly the outer ear is examined to determine the extent of the wax build up and a picture taken which the patient is welcome to view. The earwax is removed via a small suction tube (no water is used) and a further image taken of the cleared canal. Disposable equipment is always used.



photograph of ear wax before removal from the blocked ear canal,the tympanic membrane (ear drum) can not be seen

Before

After

photograph of the ear canal after ear wax removal the tympanic membrane (ear drum) is clearly visible Home Contact Hearing Aids