The Hearology Junior Microsuction Procedure

Simple And Safe Paediatric Aural Microsuction Procedure Performed By Expert Clinicians

Hearology has a team of ENT Nurses and Clinical Audiologists with extensive paediatric ear care experience.

The appointment time is 30 minutes for children, as opposed to 15 minutes for adults. This is to ensure that your child is relaxed and fully at ease at all times.

The aural microsuction technique itself uses gentle suction to clean your child’s ears and is much safer and more comfortable than all other forms of ear cleaning, including syringing and irrigation. A small, thin probe is directed at the ear wax in your child’s ear canal and gentle suction is applied to remove the wax in a controlled fashion, piece by individual piece.

With microsuction there is no need for pre-treatment, e.g. olive oil or ear drops – which is also helpful where young children are concerned.

Steps

1

Your child’s medical history

2

Microscopic examination of the ear canals and ear drums

3

Gentle removal of the ear wax/infection with a surgical microsuction unit

4

Microscopic re-examination and final checks

5

Better hearing for your child and healthy ears

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Steps

1

Your child’s medical history

2

Microscopic examination of the ear canals and ear drums

3

Gentle removal of the ear wax/infection with a surgical microsuction unit

4

Microscopic re-examination and final checks

5

Better hearing for your child and healthy ears

State-of-the-art Equipment

To increase the safety and comfort of your child’s experience, Hearology only uses surgical binocular microscopes. Microscopes of this specification provide the full, depth-of-field visual awareness our specialists need to work safely within the tiny space of the ear canal. Most other microsuction ear cleaning providers use cheaper alternatives, however it’s impossible to gauge the precise location of the eardrum without a microscope.

We are also one of the few microsuction ear cleaning providers to use ENT-grade suction units, which provide quiet, safe, controlled suction superior to the cheaper, portable units typically used. We also only use sterile, single-use tubes, suction tips and instruments.

With Hearology, you get a completely safe experience for your child, during which any stress they experience is reduced to a minimum.

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  • Surgical microscope (The Hearology Way)

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Hearology’s Paediatric Ear Cleaning Services

  • £199

    Paediatric Ear Cleaning (aged 3 - 12)

    30 mins

  • £89

    Paediatric Ear Cleaning (aged 13 - 17)

    15 mins

  • £199

    Paediatric Aural Foreign Body Removal (aged 3 - 12)

    30 mins

  • £129

    Paediatric Aural Foreign Body Removal (aged 13 - 17)

    15 mins

  • £99

    Paediatric Ear Cleaning Service - Consultation Only (aged 3 - 12)

    30 mins

  • £89

    Paediatric Ear Cleaning Service - Consultation Only (aged 13 - 17)

    15 mins

Please note that if there is no blockage to clear, or if your child is unable to keep still enough for us to carry out the procedure safely, we will only charge for the consultation. We will also refer you on to a service provider that carries out the ear cleaning procedure under anaesthetic.

Please bring with you any appointment notes, letters or test results relating to your child’s ear health that you have obtained from other health professionals. This information is important as it enables us to build an accurate picture of your child’s ear health history. There is time to discuss this history properly during the 30-minute appointment.

All our prices are the same if one or both ears are cleaned. We do not offer a ‘single ear only’ price because we set up our ear cleaning appointments (including clinic time) based on the high likelihood that both ears will need cleaning – even if only one feels blocked. Sometimes it really is only one ear that needs cleaning, however, at Hearology, this will not result in a reduced price being charged.

If it is not possible to clean your child’s ears fully at the first sitting, e.g. if there is stubborn wax, or if the ear canal is sensitive, then you can return for free follow-up appointments until the clearance has been completed successfully – as long as these follow-up appointments take place within two weeks of the original appointment.

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No Microscope? Then It’s Not ‘Microsuction’!

The microsuction technique derives its name from the use of a microscope to carry out the procedure. The use of a microscope is important not just because of the magnification but also because of the depth-of-field awareness it provides. Without this depth-of-field awareness, it is very difficult for the clinician to judge the precise location of the eardrum. Only by using a surgical-grade microscope is it possible to carry out the aural microscution procedure safely.

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Team

Expert Audiologists, ENT Nurses and microsuction pioneers. A distinguished, international team with extensive paediatric ear care experience to ensure that your child receives the best possible care.

  • Vincent Howard

    BSc (Hons), CECP, HCPC

  • Bridget McCubbin

    BSc (Hons), RGN

  • Caro Omolaiye

    BSc (Hons), HCPC

  • Simon Harrison

    BCommPath Audiology (Hons), MAud, RCCP, HCPC

  • Bernadette Wilson-Bristol

    BSc (Hons), RN

  • Kristina Pinterova

    DipHE, RN

Vincent Howard is a Health and Care Professions Council-registered Clinical Audiologist with expertise in aural microsuction (including paediatric ear cleaning), hearing and balance, diagnostic hearing assessments and Hearing Aid technology.

Vincent has experience of working in both NHS and private audiology settings and ran Amplifon’s flagship store in High Street Kensington before co-founding Hearology.

Vincent contracted tinnitus from standing too close to the speakers at a Motörhead concert as a teenager and his search for a solution to the ringing sound in his head led him to his career in audiology. As can be seen from Vincent’s many five-star reviews across Hearology’s various review platforms, he has found his true calling!

Bridget McCubbin is a Senior ENT Nurse Practitioner registered with both the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the Royal College of Nursing. She has a BSc (Hons) in Professional Practice in Nursing, an ENB Higher Award and an ENB certificate in ENT Nursing.

Bridget has over 26 years of extended ENT experience, which includes managing an ENT operating theatre and an ENT pre-operative assessment clinic as well as significant time spent working in acute ENT care and an NHS urgent referral clinic.

Bridget has worked at Hearology since 2017 and has recently added prescribing for ear infections to her extensive repertoire. Bridget is a highly skilled and caring practitioner and nowhere is this more apparent than in her paediatric work.

Bridget also speaks Igbo (Nigerian).

Caro Omolaiye is a Health and Care Professions Council-registered Clinical Audiologist with an aural microsuction specialism, including paediatric ear cleaning.

Caro has worked in a variety of NHS and private healthcare settings, including Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, Specsavers and Scrivens.

Caro has a caring style and is extremely patient, as evidenced by her many five-star reviews across Hearology’s various review platforms. These attributes are particularly useful in her paediatric work.

Simon Harrison is a Health and Care Professions Council-registered Clinical Audiologist with a Master’s in Audiology. He has expertise in aural microsuction (including paediatric ear cleaning), hearing and balance, communication pathology and ototoxicity, diagnostic hearing assessments and Hearing Aid technology.

Simon has a number of years of experience in all areas of audiological diagnostics, having previously worked at the Greytown Specialised MDR TB Audiology department in South Africa and at the Berkshire NHS Trust where he provided Hearing Aid rehabilitation services for their adult department, focusing on the management of advanced cases.

Simon joined Hearology in 2017 and is now Hearology’s Clinical Operations Director and CQC Registered Manager, responsible for all safety and quality aspects of our clinical service delivery.

Bernadette Wilson-Bristol qualified with Honours in Nursing and ENT and has 25 years of extended ENT experience.

Bernadette is registered with both the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the Royal College of Nursing and was a Sister ENT Practitioner at the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital outreach service at Edgware Community and Finchley Memorial Hospitals.

Sister Bernadette is also a vastly experienced aural microsuction trainer and an expert in paediatric ear care. She has been with us since 2016 and we are very lucky to have her here with us at Hearology.

Kristina Pinterova is an ENT Nurse Practitioner with 23 years of experience in ENT nursing.

Kristina is registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and holds a Nursing Diploma.

Kristina joined the Royal National ENT Hospital in London in 2008 where she developed her aural microsuction specialism working in the ENT Outpatients department. Kristina has worked at Hearology since 2019 and her skillset extends to paediatric care.

Kristina also speaks Hungarian and Slovak.

Why microsuction?

The microsuction technique is widely regarded as the safest, most comfortable and quickest means of ear cleaning. No outdated ear syringing, messy oil treatment or dangerous and ineffective Hopi ear candles! Our specialist microsuction equipment, in the hands of our trained experts, is far safer and more comfortable than other forms of ear wax removal….

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Simple And Safe Microsuction Ear Cleaning Service For Children

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  • Simple And Safe Peadiatric Aural Microsuction Ear Cleaning Service

    Some of the most experienced paediatric aural microsuction nurses in the country; highly qualified, registered Clinical Audiologists.

  • Professional And Convenient

    Our reviews testify to the professionalism of our staff and the excellence of our facilities – click on the green star in the ‘Google rating’ box on the homepage of this site to read them for yourself. We have three clinics in central London (London Bridge, Liverpool Street and Victoria), highly responsive telephone teams and lovely staff to ensure that we are always accessible.

  • Safe, Registered and Insured

    Safety is our priority and we pride ourselves in making our procedures as effective, comfortable and efficient as possible. We also offer free follow-up appointments to ensure that any ear canal clearance can be carried out as safely and comfortably as possible. You can rest assured that all our clinical practitioners have all the necessary registrations and insurance in place.

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