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Ear Micro-suction

Ear Exam

One of the reasons why sound is unable to travel down the ear canal is an excessive amount of wax production. In these individuals ear wax has to be removed periodically to restore hearing. Traditionally, this is done by ‘syringing’ (or ‘irrigation’) at the doctor’s surgery but there is now a new, safer method of removing troublesome earwax … Microsuction.

Microsuction uses a small medical suction device to gently

hoover the ear wax out. It is far safer than syringing because

no water is pushed into the ear canal under pressure. Doing

that disturbs the delicate lining of the ear canal and frequently

leads to infections a few days afterwards. It is also cleaner,

tolerated better by the patient and less preparation is needed.

The wax is removed under the direct vision of a high-powered microscope, or surgical eye glasses (loupes). This gives the clinician the ability to see the minute details of your ear drum and ear canal, allowing a far greater perception of depth.

Liz and Bindy are Microsuction Specialists and previously registered nurses.  Liz qualified in 2008 from Plymouth University. She then went on to complete her General Practice Nurse Foundation Course in 2010, again with Plymouth University. Later that year she completed her National Diploma in Primary Ear Care, in Rotherham followed by their Trainer’s Course in 2012.

The Primary Ear Care and Audiology Services, NHS Foundation Trust, Rotherham, is the centre of excellence for all thing ‘Ear Care’ in Great Britain. They set the standards for all Ear Care health in the country which is endorsed by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and the Medical Devices Agency (MDA). Liz is one of Rotherham’s Primary Ear Care Centre’s National Trainers, (see: www.earcarecentre.com).

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Liz Honeysett

Her main interest and focus will always be in ‘making her patient’s tomorrow better than their today’. She is proud to have maintained the ethos of the ‘old-school’ values of respect, courtesy and compassion, even in today’s modern world of nursing. She is also extremely proud to be associated with, and trained by the Primary Ear Care Centre experts in Rotherham. She wears with pride, the badge only awarded to those who achieve their Diploma in Ear Care.

Bindy Sumner

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