This is now the most common method of wax removal and is often referred to as the "gold standard". Here at Solent Hearing we use an endoscope for micro suction procedures. This state of the art equipment allows us to take high definition digital ear inspections and perform safe and effective wax removal - which you can even watch live!
Involves flushing the ear canal out with preheated water under controlled pressure. In some cases the ear canal can be too narrow for micro suction and irrigation would therefore be the most suitable option. It is also particularly effective for quickly and safely removing a foreign body in the ear canal.
Occasionally ear wax can be exceptionally hard or embedded in ear hair and needs to be manually disrupted. Sometimes there is only a small amount of wax present and it's not too deep in the ear canal. In these instances we would use one of our specialist sterilized tools.