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Your Audiologist in 
IPSWICH

If you’re looking for hearing care experts in Ipswich that you can trust, then you’ve come to the right place. Brighter Ears provides comprehensive hearing assessments to accurately diagnose the type and severity of your hearing challenges in order to create a personalized treatment plan, including advanced technology hearing aids, tinnitus management, earwax removal, hearing aid repair, and more.

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IPSWICH

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11 Salisbury Rd,

Bremer Medical Centre,

Building F/USQ Campus,

IPSWICH QLD 4305

0423484398

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Hearing Test in Ipswich

Importance of a Hearing Test:

A hearing test is crucial for assessing one's auditory health and detecting any potential hearing issues early on. At Brighter Ears we perform regular hearing assessments for individuals to monitor changes in their hearing ability and take proactive measures to address any concerns. Additionally, a hearing test can help identify underlying medical conditions, conductive or sensorineural hearing loss that may affect hearing, such as ear infections or damage to the auditory system.

Furthermore, a hearing test allows the audiologists to tailor treatment plans and interventions based on the specific needs of the individual. Whether the audiologist is recommending hearing aids, assistive listening devices, tinnitus maskers or ear protection devices, a comprehensive hearing test serves as the foundation for effective auditory health management.

By incorporating hearing test, audiological assessment in an annual health check -up you can assist the audiologist with early detection, which allows for timely intervention and management which further assists to prevent deterioration of hearing abilities, cognition and improve overall quality of life.

Ear Wax Removal via Microsuction 

Microsuction is a safe and effective method for ear wax removal. At Brighter Ears, we employ a sophisticated technique using a microscope and gentle suction tube, ensuring precise visibility during the procedure. This reduces the risk of accidental trauma to the ear canal or ear drum. The gentle suction employed also ensures that the wax is removed without causing pain or discomfort.

 

Is Microsuction Better Than Syringing?

Microsuction surpasses syringing in terms of ear health. Syringing, involving the use of water, poses risks such as ear infections and the potential for a perforated eardrum. Microsuction, on the other hand, offers targeted earwax removal with minimal risk of accidental damage. The procedure is comfortable, making it a superior choice for those seeking a safe and effective ear wax removal method.

The high volume of water being injected into the ear could also cause a perforated eardrum, giddiness, vertigo, or tinnitus. Microsuction, on the other hand, comes with very few risks. In very rare cases, some patients experience mild hearing loss, which resolves shortly after the procedure.


What is Microsuction Ear Cleaning?

Microsuction ear cleaning is a sophisticated technique used by audiologists to remove earwax. Before commencing the removal, a microscope or a tiny camera with a light is used to examine the ear canal and locate the blockage. The actual microsuction procedure involves using a tiny vacuum to gently dislodge and remove the wax.

Procedure/Steps:

  1. Examination: The clinician examines the ear using a speculum, a microscope and tiny camera.

  2. Safe Pressure Level: A single-use probe connected to the suction machine is set at a safe pressure level.

  3. Microscopic View: While viewing the ear canal through a microscope, the earwax is suctioned until the eardrum is fully visible.

  4. Duration: The entire process takes only a few minutes, emphasizing speed, safety, and minimal infection risk.

Microsuction stands out as the safest and most comfortable method of earwax removal, with the process observed through a microscope for optimal safety.


Advantages of Using Microsuction:

Microsuction offers several advantages, making it a preferred method for ear wax removal. A 2014 study found it to be 91% effective in removing earwax, and it presents advantages such as:

  • Quicker procedure compared to irrigation.

  • Clear visibility for the doctor during the procedure.

  • Dry process, avoiding exposure to moisture.

  • Applicability to individuals with specific conditions like a ruptured eardrum or a history of ear surgery.

Microsuction Ear Wax Removal at Home:

For those unable to visit an audiology clinic, we offer home visits for microsuction ear wax removal. We ensure that the equipments are sterile during the home visit.

Conclusion:

Microsuction emerges as a leading method for safe and effective earwax removal. With its benefits including clear visibility, quick procedure, and minimal infection risk, microsuction stands out as a superior alternative to traditional methods. While all medical procedures carry some level of risk, microsuction's advantages make it a preferred choice for those seeking a comfortable and efficient solution to excess earwax. At Brighter Ears, our experienced audiologists prioritize patient safety and well-being, providing a tailored and professional approach to microsuction ear wax removal.

To know more about wax removal, read our Blog Here.

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