Ear Syringes & Ear Irrigation Devices for Professional Ear Cleaning
The ear syringe is a medical instrument used for cleaning of the ear canal and ear wax removal in general medicine and in ENT practices. In ear irrigation, water is introduced into the ear canal with the aid of the ear syringe to rid the ear of ear wax or cerumen obturans. Cerumen obturans is the partial or complete closure of the external auditory canal by a ceruminal plug consisting of secretion from the sebaceous and ceruminal glands, dirt particles, hair, and exfoliated skin epithelia. The ceruminal clot can have various causes:
- Excessive cleaning of the ear canal with cotton buds
- Narrow auditory canal
- Frequent use of earplugs
- Wearing hearing aids
- Overproduction of ear wax
- Swelling of the cerumen due to bathing or diving
There are various symptoms and problems that suggest the presence of cerumen obturans. These include, among others:
- Increasing or acute hearing loss
- Feeling of pressure in the ear
- Ringing in the ear
- Pain in the ear canal
There are several ways to remove the ceruminal plug from the external auditory canal and thus restore hearing. In ENT practices, a special suction cup or a narrow hook is often used for ear wax removal. In general medicine, ear irrigation is usually performed with an ear syringe.
A distinction is made between different models of ear syringes:
- Classic ear syringe
- Self-filling ear syringe
- Ear irrigator
The Classic Ear Syringe
The classic syringe is equipped with a plunger into which the preheated water is drawn. After filling, the water is released into the ear by pressing down the plunger via the blunt tip.
The advantage is the precisely defined dispensing of a certain amount of water. The disadvantage is the need to regularly re-draw the ear syringe. Ear irrigation needs to be interrupted each time for refilling of the syringe.
The Self-Filling Ear Syringe
The self-filling ear syringe is designed to absorb water from a container via a tube and release it into the ear during ear irrigation. As a result, the ear irrigation does not have to be interrupted and irrigation is not as time-consuming as with a classic ear syringe. Often, self-filling ear syringes can even be autoclaved, thus ensuring a high level of hygiene during ear irrigation.
The Ear Irrigation Device
Basically, the ear irrigator works exactly like a syringe, but it is operated electronically.
Water is dispensed from a tank into the ear canal via the irrigation tip. A certain pressure is created during treatment, which can be individually adjusted depending on the model.
To prevent transmission of infection from one patient to another, the attachment touching the ear can be replaced.
Usually, disposable irrigation tips are used. The advantage of ear irrigation devices is the pulsating and non-constant irrigation jet. This makes the procedure more gentle on the ear canal.
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