ABOUT THE PROCEDURE

  • Microsuction usually takes 15-30 minutes - but can take longer on occasion or may require a follow-up.

  • During microsuction Peter will use an otoscope (a magnifier with a light) to examine your ear canal.

  • Peter can take a video or photo of your ear (pre and post-procedure).  


  • A tiny suction tube (called a cannula) is inserted into the ear canal and vacuums out any blockage caused by wax.

  • You may hear a suction sound, some clicking or popping and squeaking or feel a gentle pulling sensation during the procedure. 

  • Sometimes microsuction causes dizziness immediately following the procedure. You will be asked to sit still for a few minutes to ensure you have no balance problems.