The Hearology Junior Microsuction Procedure

Simple and Safe Microsuction Ear Cleaning for Children, Performed by Experts

Hearology has a team of specialist, paediatric ENT nurse practitioners most of whom have over 20 years of experience in ear care for children.

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 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 and/or infection in your child’s ear canal and then gentle suction is applied to remove the blockage.

With microsuction there is no need for pre-treatment, e.g. olive oil or ear drops.

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 your child experiences, Hearology only uses ENT surgical binocular microscopes. Microscopes of this specification provide the in-depth awareness our specialists need to work with absolute precision within the tiny space of the ear canal. Most other ear cleaning clinics use magnifying goggles, which provide less accuracy in the procedure because of their inferior magnification.

We are also one of the few to use ENT-grade suction units, which provide quiet, safe, controlled suction superior to the portable suction units typically used. We also only use sterile, single-use tubes, and sterile, single-use suction tips. All of this helps to make this a completely safe experience for your child, during which any stress they experience is reduced to an absolute minimum.

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  • Surgical microscope (The Hearology Way)

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Hearology Junior’s Full Range Of Ear Cleaning Services For Kids

  • £119

    Full Service Ear Cleaning for Children

    30 min

  • £99

    Foreign Body Removal

    30 min

  • £30

    Prescription for ear infection

  • £50

    Infection swab and analysis

  • £119

    Full ENT Infection Treatment Service

    30 min

Please note that if there is no wax or infection present, we will only charge for the consultation at half the price of the appointment. We will also provide you with a clear explanation of your options for further investigation of your child’s ears and hearing system.

All our prices apply to checking and cleaning both your child’s ears. We do not offer a ‘single ear only’ price because our ear care professionals have a duty to take the time to assess the health of both your child’s ears – and, if necessary, to clean them both.

We can provide you and your child with ‘before and after’ photographs of your child’s ear canals on request. We deliberately do not show a live video of the ear cleaning as we do not want to disturb or excite your child during the procedure.

Please bring with you any appointment notes, letters or test results relating to your child’s ear health that you have obtained from other 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.

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Prescriptions for Ear Infections

Hearology’s microsuction experts can clear the discharge associated with an ear infection to provide your child with immediate relief. We can also take a swab to identify the pathology of the infection, and write a prescription for antibiotics to remove the infection at source – so you don’t have to go back to your GP for one.

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0203 747 4615 if you think your child has an ear infection

Team

Expert Audiologists, ENT Specialists and Microsuction Pioneers. A distinguished international team of paediatric ear care experts from different fields of the profession and speaking a variety of different languages to ensure that your child receives the best possible care.

  • Bernadette Wilson-Bristol

    BSc (Hons), RGN

  • Dr. Krishna KirthiDr.

    ENT Clinical Fellow

  • Bridget McCubbin

    BSc (Hons), RGN

  • Alex Stanciu

    BSc (Hons), RGN

  • Vincent Howard

    BSc (Hons), MSHAA, HCPC, CECP

Bernadette Wilson-Bristol qualified with RN, BSc Honours in Nursing and ENT, and has 22 years of extended ENT experience. She has worked as a Sister ENT Practitioner at the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital outreach service at Edgware Community Hospital and Finchley Memorial Hospital.

Sister Bernadette is also a vastly experienced aural microsuction trainer, and an expert in paediatric care.

Dr Krishna Kirthi is Hearology’s ENT Doctor. He has 24 years of experience in the field of Otolaryngology, including his work at the Royal National Throat Nose & Ear Hospital since 2014. In addition to his aural microsuction expertise, Dr Kirthi can also diagnose and treat ear, nose and throat conditions such as Eustachian tube dysfunction, cholesteatoma, asymmetrical hearing loss, tinnitus, vertigo, tympanic perforations, ossicular discontinuity, middle ear effusions, otosclerosis and congenital hearing loss.

Dr Kirthi is also an expert in paediatric ear care and can carry out the ear cleaning procedure in Telugu, Hindi, Urdu and Arabic.

Bridget McCubbin is registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, has a BSc (Hons) in Professional Practice in Nursing, an ENB Higher Award and an ENB certificate in ENT Nursing. Bridget has over 23 years of extended ENT experience, which includes working in an ENT operating theatre and an ENT pre-operative assessment clinic, and significant time spent in acute ENT care and an NHS urgent referral clinic. In addition to her aural microsuction expertise, Bridget can also assess nasal traumas and refer patients for surgery.

Bridget has extensive paediatric experience and can also carry out the consultation in Igbo-Nigerian.

Alex Stanciu is registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, holds a BSc in Professional Nursing Practice, and an ENB certificate in ENT Specialist Nursing. Whilst at the Royal Free, Finchley Memorial and National Throat Nose and Ear Hospitals, to name a few, Alex trained hundreds of nurses in microsuction, and cleaned the ears of over 25,000 people. He is an expert in impacted wax removal, cleaning ears with perforated ear drums, mastoid cavity clearance and steroid intra-typmpanic injections.

Alex is also highly experienced in paediatric care and can carry out the ear cleaning procedure in Romanian.

Vincent Howard is a microsuction specialist, a member of the Health Care Practitioners Council, and a registered Audiologist with a hearing and balance specialism.

He has experience of working in both NHS and private audiology practices, and it was his dissatisfaction with the level of patient care he was able to provide in these roles, combined with his ongoing tinnitus, that drove him to co-found Hearology.

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

  • Safe – Surgical microscopes for precision and safety

  • Comfortable – ENT-grade microsuction unit for gentle cleaning

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  • Full Service – In-house ENT, Audiology and Balance Expertise

    Some of the most experienced paediatric aural microsuction nurses in the country; an ENT Clinical Fellow; a Sister ENT practitioner; highly qualified, registered Clinical Audiologists; hearing and balance specialists.

  • Professional & 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 to read them for yourself. We have extended opening hours, frequent promotions and highly responsive telephone teams to ensure that we are always available and accessible for you.

  • Safe, Registered and Insured

    Safety is our priority and we pride ourselves in making the procedure as effective, comfortable and efficient as possible. We also offer free follow-up appointments to ensure that the wax/infection can all be removed 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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