Ear Candling vs Microsuction
Choose the gentle and effective treatment
Ear candling leads to several complications. According to the Therapeutic Goods Association, ear candling has caused:
- Hot wax burns to the face, ear canal and eardrum.
- Perforation of the eardrum.
- Burns to middle ear structures.
- Secondary ear canal infections with temporary hearing loss.
For the sake of your ears and hearing, it is best to choose a proven wax-removal method such as microsuction. Microsuction is a gentle yet effective treatment, administered by trained Ear Nurses.
Ear candling is unproven
Aside from causing severe injuries, the Food & Drug Administration states there is no scientific evidence of any medical benefit arising from ear candling. No study has shown it to be beneficial, although the therapist delivering your ear candle treatment may show you the “ear wax” that has been extracted at the end of the procedure. Don’t be fooled, this is merely vapours from the melted candle! In fact, both the US and Canada have banned the importation of ear candles to try and discourage this unsafe procedure..
Trust the professionals
Ears are complicated anatomical structures, with many delicate parts. It is not worth the risk to have any foreign bodies or hot substances – like lit candles – anywhere near your ears or eardrum. The brilliance of microsuction is its gentle nature, which doesn’t put your ears or hearing at risk. It’s also performed by trained Ear Nurses, using methods employed by Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists.
What is Microsuction?
Microsuction is a gentle, professional, water-free procedure to remove ear wax, dry skin, foreign bodies and infective debris from your ears.
Binocular glasses and suction is used by trained Ear Nurses to clean your ear canal. This is the same method used by Ear Nose & Throat Specialist doctors. Ear suction is carried out with a small sucker attached to a low-pressure suction machine that works like a gentle vacuum cleaner. The nurse may also use fine instruments, such as tiny forceps and spoons, to help remove wax.
FEES & Charges
|Ear examination and consultation fee of both ears:||$140|
|Goverment Pension/DVA/Health Care Card holders:|| $130|
(not Seniors Card)
Taking Care Of Your Ears
It is normal for ears to contain wax. Ears are also self-cleaning! The skin cells within your canal work like a conveyor belt to move the wax out.
BUT using cotton buds, swimming regularly and other behaviors such as frequent headphone use can affect your ear’s ability to clean itself.
That is why some people are more prone to blockages than others. It could also be genetic – things like narrow or curvy canals, lots of hair, and skin conditions can cause wax to build up.
Being exposed to dusty and loud environments can also cause blocked ears. Because of this we see a lot of tradesmen, construction site workers, swimmers, surfers, and musicians.