The Safest Way to Clear Ear Wax: Why Micro Suction Beats DIY Remedies


Ear wax, also known as cerumen, is as a natural protector against dust, dirt, and bacteria. However, when it builds up excessively, it can lead to discomfort and even affect our ability to hear properly.

While many turn to DIY methods to remove ear wax, they can pose risks to our delicate ears. Professional Micro suction is a gentle and effective solution. Let’s explore why.

DIY Methods: A Cautionary Tale
From peroxide to ear candling, there’s no shortage of at-home remedies for ear wax removal. While these methods may seem convenient, they may come with risks.

  • Peroxide and Oil: Using substances like peroxide or oil to soften ear wax can sometimes lead to irritation and discomfort. They may also not effectively remove the wax, but potentially can cause the wax to run deeper into the ear canal bringing with it greater discomfort.
  • Ear Candling: Ear candling involves inserting a hollow candle into the ear and lighting it, with the belief that it creates a vacuum to draw out the wax. However, studies suggest that this method to be ineffective and potentially hazardous, as it can cause burns and push wax deeper into the ear canal.
  • Foreign Objects: Inserting foreign objects like bobby pins into the ear canal can push wax deeper, risking impacted wax and damage to the ear’s delicate structures. This can also increase the risk of infection. While cotton buds are commonly used, they are considered unsuitable for ear canals. It is a regular occurrence in our clinic to remove cotton stuck in a client’s ear that had come off a cotton bud.
  • Cameras with Tools: While miniaturised cameras offer a glimpse into the ear canal, they often have sharp edges, and the accompanying tools are poorly designed and can cause harm if not used correctly.

Why Choose Micro Suction?
Micro suction stands out as the safest and most efficient method for ear wax removal. It involves trained professionals using specialised equipment to gently remove wax buildup. Unlike DIY methods, the clinicians are highly trained and skilled, equipped with magnification and lighting to ensure a thorough and painless procedure. This method offers precision, control and minimises the risk of injury or discomfort.

At Ear Studio, we prioritise your ear health and well-being. We primarily use dry micro suction, a quick and efficient method for removing ear wax. Should alternative methods be necessary, our clinicians ensure any treatment will be both safe and effective for you.

Trust the Experts
When it comes to your ears, trust the experts. Booking a micro suction appointment with Ear Studio can alleviate discomfort, pain, and even restore hearing that was previously diminished by a wax blockage. Don’t take chances with your precious sense of hearing – opt for safe and effective ear wax removal by scheduling an appointment today.

Visit or call our friendly team at 02 9159 6122 to book your appointment and experience the difference micro suction can make for your ear health.