Hearing Aid Solutions are delighted to announce that Martyn is now qualified to perform endoscopic wax removal! Martyn has gained this qualification from https://www.clearwax.co.uk/.
Martyn (Head Audiologist) is always striving to provide the most effective and up-to-date service for his clients. Now able to use an endoscope to remove wax, he has a much wider view thus making his micro suction wax removals even more successful.
Endoscopic ear wax removal is when ear wax is removed from the ear with the help of an endoscope. The endoscope is used to directly visualise the ear wax whilst it is being removed using either ENT micro-instruments (e.g. ear hook, jobson horne) or gentle suction with a low pressure suction machine and fine sterile probe.
Unlike ear syringing or ear irrigation, where ear wax is flushed out ‘blindly’, with endoscopic ear wax removal the ear wax is being directly viewed with the endoscope whilst it is being removed. This makes the procedure much quicker, safer and comfortable for the patient. Other benefits of endoscopic ear wax removal include:
- A much wider view of the ear canal and eardrum compared to a microscope.
- There is not always the need to apply ear drops for wax (e.g. olive oil or sodium bicarbonate ear drops) for several days or weeks beforehand, which is the case with ear syringing or ear irrigation. Nonetheless, the use of ear drops is still recommended where ever possible for one or two days prior to having endoscopic ear wax removal performed.
- No water is being flushed into the ear canal like for ear syringing or ear irrigation. Instead the procedure is performed ‘dry’ significantly reducing the risk of infection and accidentally ‘pumping’ ear wax deeper into the ear canal.
- Unlike ear syringing and ear irrigation, it can be performed in people who have a perforated eardrum or grommet, mastoid cavity and cleft palate, in addition to any foreign object (e.g. children’s marble) that may be lodged inside the ear canal.
To book an appointment, please call us on 01267 221 977 if you’re based in West Wales, or 02920 231 999 if you are based in South Wales.
You can view Martyn’s profile from ClearWax below:
The video below shows a wax removal with the use of a recently obtained iCLEARscope: