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Ear Wax Removal

Microsuction Ear Cleaning

The most advanced method of ear cleaning in Melbourne.

Microsuction ear cleaning service at earLAB

How much is microsuction?

Adults: $110,
Seniors 65 and over: $100,
Students: $95,
Children under 16: $80.

Booking is essential. Credit card and contactless payment only at this time. All prices include GST. If there is no wax present in ears, a consultation fee of $55 apply. There is no charge if you need to return for a second appointment following softening. Microsuction appointments at earLAB are not covered by Medicare.

Why choose microsuction?

Compared with traditional ear cleaning methods, Melbourne residents will enjoy how easy microsuction can be. Unlike syringing, microsuction is a quick and low-risk wax removal solution. You generally won’t need to apply drops for days beforehand, and the results are usually immediate.

There’s no pain, no mess, and your ear stays dry, reducing the risk of infection. Your ear canal is also visible under surgical-quality illumination throughout, which makes the process both safe and precise.

What is microsuction?

Microsuction is exactly what it sounds like: precise suction of the ear canal while viewing the area through a microscope (or magnifying device).

It’s the most advanced method of ear wax removal, and in the past was only available from a specialist ENT clinician. This is slowly changing, though, as the benefits of microsuction are becoming better known. If you’re looking for a professional ear microsuction cleaning service in Melbourne, earLAB are the specialists you can trust. All our clinicians are trained in Audiology and can offer a consultation around your hearing in general.

What happens at my ear cleaning appointment?

To begin with, we use an otoscope attached to a camera so you can see inside your own ear canal, and we’ll examine your ears through special magnifying glasses, to assess exactly why you may be experiencing some discomfort.

If ear wax is present and is causing the blockage, then a thin tube attached to the microsuction machine is comfortably placed inside the ear canal, only making contact with the wax and never the client's ear canal or ear drum.  You’ll hear a slight whooshing or whistling noise from the suction as it removes the wax – this is normal and if it gets uncomfortable, just let us know.

At this point, you’ll usually feel the incredible relief of unblocked ears. Occasionally, if the wax is very hard, we’ll use other instruments to remove it along with the microsuction. Very rarely, you may need to use olive oil ear drops to soften the wax, before returning for a follow-up appointment.

Our priority here at ear LAB is to ensure our clients feel comfortable throughout their entire appointment. As an ear cleaning clinic based in Melbourne, our specialists will take the time to explain what everything means as we go along, answering any questions you might have to put your mind at ease.

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