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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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67 Lansdowne Road, Bournemouth, BH1 1RW

01202 291866
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Cambridge  

4 Trumpington Road, Cambridge, CB2 8AF

01223 370 922
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Cardiff Bay Hospital, Dunleavy Drive, Cardiff, CF11 0SN

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Glasgow  

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0141 334 9441
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Venns Lane, Hereford, HR1 1DF

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Oxford  

Beech Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7RP

01865 307777
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Junction Road, Norton, Stockton on Tees, TS20 1PX

01642 360 100
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