Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions about our Microsuction Ear Clinic Service in Portsmouth

General Questions

How much does it cost?

The cost of the consultation, microsuction treatment and after care advice is £60.00 for both ears. If you miss the appointment there will be a charge of £15 (Please note we are unable to accept cheques).

If our microsuction practitioner feels that it is necessary for you to return for a follow up appointment, this appointment will be free of charge.

Do I have to use ear drops before I come to see you?

Yes please, if you are able to use some Olive Oil drops in your ears for at least three days before your appointment it will help to soften the wax. This makes it easier for us to remove it all and makes the treatment more comfortable for you. If you need to see us urgently or there is a reason you are unable to use ear drops in your ears, please contact us for further advice.settings.

How soon can I be seen?

We have frequent clinics and will try and accommodate you as soon as possible.

Do you only remove wax with a vacuum? Can you remove by another method?

Sometimes if the wax is mainly in the outer part of the ear canal we can remove it with small scoops, a fine probe or pick it out with tiny forceps. If you would rather we tried this before the suction machine please ask.

I've had ear problems and surgery in the past, is microsuction safe for me?

Definitely, microsuction is the safest way to clean your ear because it is performed under direct vision through the microscope, which gives us a magnified view of what is going on. Ear syringing should be avoided if you have had previous surgery on your ears.

How do I make an appointment?

Please phone us on 07772 727445 to book an appointment.

Can my partner/friend come with me?

Yes of course. If you are at all anxious and would like someone in the treatment room with you that is not a problem.

I had my ears cleared, but I'm still having trouble with them, what should I do?

We are very sorry to hear that. Please make an appointment to see us as soon as possible and we will see if there is anything we can do. There will be no charge for a follow up appointment within 2 weeks.

Does it hurt?

Not usually, however it can be noisy and your ear canal skin is sensitive so we do everything we can to avoid touching it with the suction end.

Does wax come back?

Wax often re-accumulates and many people like to have their ears cleaned on a regular basis. Typical time intervals are every 3, 6, 9 or 12 months. Of course any time interval that suits you can be arranged.

Are there any risks with microsuction?

Whenever anything is done to the ear, be it using cotton buds, ear syringing, cleaning with a probe and headlight or Ear Microsuction there are always risks. Those risks include hearing loss, tinnitus, trauma to the ear canal or ear drum, perforation of the ear drum and infection. The risks are all very uncommon and we feel that, of all the techniques available, Ear Microsuction is the safest and most effective way to clean wax from the ear canal.

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If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Call us on 07772 727445

Taking Better Care Of Your Ears

07772 727445

8 Francis Ave, Southsea, Portsmouth, PO4 0LX