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If a build-up of ear wax, debris or a foreign body is blocking your ear causing hearing loss or discomfort your consultant may recommend microsuction.

What happens during microsuction of the ear canal?

Microsuction is usually done as an outpatient appointment meaning you will go home the day of the procedure. It usually takes 15-20 minutes.

During microsuction your consultant will use a microscope to examine your ear canal. They will insert a tiny suction tube (called a cannula) into the canal and suction any blockage from the area. Sometimes sterile saline solution is used to help break up wax or debris. 

You may hear a suction sound, some clicking or popping and squeaking during the procedure. 

Sometimes microsuction causes dizziness immediately following the procedure. You will be asked to sit still for a few minutes to ensure you have no balance problems.


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