Clinically Proven Ear Wax Removal: Microsuction vs Ear Candling
Say No to Ear Candling Complications
Ear candling may seem tempting, but it can lead to a range of complications. The Therapeutic Goods Association has reported incidents such as:
- Painful burns from hot wax to the face, ear canal, and eardrum.
- Perforation of the eardrum.
- Burns to delicate middle ear structures.
- Temporary hearing loss due to secondary ear canal infections.
Don’t put your hearing at risk. Opt for microsuction, a clinically proven treatment administered by trained professional Ear Nurses.
Unproven Nature of Ear Candling
In addition to the potential harm it can cause, the Food & Drug Administration has stated that there is no scientific evidence supporting any medical benefits of ear candling. Numerous studies have failed to demonstrate its effectiveness. In fact, the importation of ear candles has been banned in both the US and Canada, highlighting the need to discourage this unsafe practice.
Trust the Professionals for Your Ear Care
Ears are intricate structures with delicate components. It is simply not worth the risk to expose them to hot substances like candle wax. Microsuction is renowned for its gentle and clinically proven approach to clear earwax, ultimately improving patients auditory experience.
This procedure is performed by trained and qualified Ear Nurses, who follow the same methods used by Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists.
The Microsuction Method
Our skilled Ear Nurses utilise binocular glasses and suction to meticulously clean your ear canal, employing the same techniques used by Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists. The procedure involves a small suction device, similar to a gentle vacuum cleaner, removing ear wax with precision. Additionally, fine instruments like tiny forceps and spoons may be used to assist in the process.
Choose the clinically proven method for ear wax removal. Trust the expertise of our highly qualified Ear Nurses who prioritise your hearing health.
To remove your ear wax, your Ear Nurse will use :
FEES & Charges
|Ear examination and consultation fee of both ears:
|Goverment Pension/DVA/Health Care Card/We Care card holders:
(not Seniors Card)
Find more information and answers to frequently asked questions about ear wax removal.
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Choose the best method for your ear wax removal needs. Trust the expertise of our trained Ear Nurses to prioritise your ear health.
Did you know that:
- Ears naturally produce ear wax
- Ears have a built in self-cleaning mechanism
- The skin cells inside the ear canal function like a conveyor belt pushing the ear wax out of the ear
Blockages can occur in your ears if your self-cleaning mechanism is affected if you:
- Use cotton earbuds
- Wear airpod/ headphones
- Wear hearing aids
- Swim regularly
Genetics can cause blockages due to the ear canal being:
- Excess skin
Environmental causes can block your ears if exposed to:
- Cold wind and climate
- Loud noise
DO’S & DON’TS
- Gently wipe the visible part of your ear with a damp cloth.
- Use ear plugs in loud environments.
- See an ear nurse for gentle microsuction cleaning about once per year.
- Use cotton buds (they can push ear wax further in or even damage your ear drum).
- Use ear candles as these have been proven ineffective and misleading (Seely et al, 1996).
- Attempt to clean anywhere in your ear that you cannot see.
- Stick anything in your ear smaller than your elbow.