Maybe you’ve been experiencing ringing in your ears, some dizziness, or even hearing loss – this is likely due to a buildup of excess ear wax in the ear canal that has hardened and caused a blockage. A visit to an ear specialist at Hodgson Pharmacy can determine if you need ear wax removal.  Ear Syringing (aka ear irrigation) and Ear Microsuction are two of the most widely recommended methods of ear wax removal.

Typically, the ears are self-cleaning and ear wax falls out by itself but sometimes things such as frequent use of earbuds or even hearing aids can cause ear wax to become stuck inside the ear. Before more serious issues develop, you should visit an ear specialist to safely remove ear wax buildup.

In this blog, we explain why ear specialists recommend ear microsuction as the best method to safely remove excess ear wax. To learn more, keep reading.


While ear syringing was once the go-to method of ear specialists, microsuction is now considered the safer and more effective option. Removing ear wax through microsuction reduces the chance of damaging the eardrum because the device doesn’t touch the sensitive part of the ear.

The vast majority of healthcare providers, including the ear specialists at Hodgson Pharmacy, recommend Microsuction as a safer way to remove earwax buildup. Visit our clinics in Longfield to get professional assistance in clearing your ears so you’ll feel better fast.

The Difference Between Microsuction and Ear Syringing


Microsuction is a safe and gentle way of removing ear wax buildup. During the treatment, the clinician uses a compact low-pressure suction device to remove ear wax.  Since it’s a dry method (no water), there is little to no risk of infection.

The procedure takes approximately 30 minutes (per ear) and can be done in just one office visit.

Ear Syringing

During the ear irrigation procedure a syringe-like tool is used to gently spray warm water or a water and saline mixture into the ear to flush out the wax. You may feel slight discomfort from the water in your ear. With just one to two office visits, ear wax can be easily removed.

If you are experiencing discomfort or fullness in your ears, you can benefit from our microsuction services. Click here to book an appointment with us.