It is widely accepted that microsuction is the safest method to clean the ear, around 100 times safer than syringing or irrigation … A stereoscopic microscope is used to magnify and light up the ear, giving our practitioners a 3D view, making it easier to assess and treat your ear wax blockage. A medical suction device is used to clean the ear without the use of water. Medical suction is normally used in the lungs, so the suction level is regulated to be very gentle. It works in a similar way to a vacuum cleaner and although it can be quite noisy, it is quick and painless. Unless you have been advised not to, we recommend that you use Earol spray to soften your ear wax for at least a few days prior to your appointment to make the procedure as comfortable as possible.