Welcome to A1 Ear Care

Having blocked ears is an intensely unpleasant experience. It can cause hearing loss, lead to ear infections and can also make some people feel dizzy. Most people want to get this problem treated as quickly and safely as possible. As medical professionals working in ENT we only practice microsuction as this is the most effective way of maintaining aural hygiene. Microsuction is a wax-removal technique using a binocular operating microscope (which allows depth-perception and magnification) to look straight into the ear canal and a very fine sterile suction device at low pressure to remove the wax. Occasionally we may need to use other instruments to remove hard wax. The technique means that we can always see what we are doing and can avoid touching the skin of the sides of the ear canal which makes the process a lot more comfortable. Unlike ear syringing and ear irrigation, it is safe for people who have a perforated eardrum, previous infections or an ear blockage. The reason is that microsuction safely removes wax using pinpoint accuracy, rather than pushing anything into the eardrum. With microsuction, a thorough ear examination can be carried out to check for any perforations or middle ear infections, and the ear can be treated appropriately. This is much safer than with irrigation where there is no way to examine the inner ear first, potentially causing more damage with the procedure. Booking an appointment is easy and you don't require a medical referral.