Ear Cleaning in Malta
Life is sweet if you live in Malta, it’s so beautiful that the ancient Greek translation means honey sweet. Earwax blockages are not sweet and can make your life very difficult. If you have read this blog before then you will know that we have already written about earwax . But today we want to explain how Microsuction works.
Malta- let’s talk about microsuction!
If you have problems with your hearing then you may require microsuction. If you’re wondering what microsuction is then you’re reading the right blog! The term refers to the removal of earwax, debris or infection from your ears with a small suction tool and magnifying equipment. The magnifying equipment can either be loupes (small magnifying glasses) or a binaural microscope. Both items enable your audiologist to thoroughly examine your ears.
Only hearing care professionals are allowed to do microsuction because the ear is a delicate area that requires specialist knowledge. If you have an earwax blockage come and visit our state of the art clinic at St Julians.
How do I know if I need microsuction?
Your doctor will normally advise you that you have a wax buildup and might recommend microsuction or other removal techniques.
If you have not seen your doctor then the following symptoms may be an indication that you have too much wax in your ears.
- Muffled hearing
- Pain in your ears
- Your ears might feel itchy
- Hearing ringing in your ears
- Your ears might feel blocked
- You might feel dizzy
Do not self diagnose please see your doctor and ensure that your symptoms are correct before seeking treatment. If you’re lucky enough to live in St Julians or Portomaso call us on +356 2138 4100 to book an appointment.
What causes earwax buildup?
The following things can cause an earwax buildup:
- Using cotton buds
- Narrow ear canals
- Age, because earwax gets drier as we get older
- Using earphones and devices that obstruct the ear canal
- People who naturally produce harder or drier wax
- Hairy ear canals
- Hearing aids if the filters are not changed regularly or properly
If you have a problem with earwax and you live in St Julians or surrounding areas book an appointment today!
Microsuction in St Julians
Historically doctors used to treat earwax and with irrigation or ear syringing, however long waiting lists have caused people to seek private treatment. Our state of the art clinic is the perfect place for your microsuction treatment. It is only a short walk from Portomaso so is really convenient if you are in St Julians.
What are the benefits of microsuction?
- It’s fast-treatment can be completed in 30-60 minutes!
- Improved hearing
- Improved balance
- Generally pain-free
- There’s no water in the ears so there is less risk of infection
- Mess free
- It can be used on perforated eardrums
- You do not need to use eardrops prior to treatment
The benefits of microsuction are wide-reaching and many people consider to be the best way to remove wax. Health Care professionals are opting to use microsuction in the first instance unless there are reasons that prevent them from doing so.
What are the disadvantages of microsuction?
- You might feel dizzy afterward
- Perforated eardrums
- Ear infections
- Damage to your ear canal
- Temporary changes to your hearing threshold
- Noise -the suction device is in your ear/s so can sound loud
- Can trigger tinnitus
- It can be uncomfortable
The above risks are extremely uncommon and most people that have microsuction do not report any issues. If you live in St Julians or surrounding areas contact us with your queries or concerns.
Veritas Hearing Malta
Here at Veritas, we value your welfare and continuously strive to provide an excellent service. We understand the importance of first-class customer service and quality care. We provide high-quality hearing instruments and at your appointment, you will receive treatment from the best health care professionals.
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