Ear Syringes & Ear Irrigators for Professional Ear Cleaning
The ear syringe is a medical instrument with which ear irrigation can be carried out in general and ENT medicine. With the syringe, lukewarm water is spritzed into the auditory canal in order to free it from cerumen obturans.
Cerumen obturans is the partial or complete obstruction of the external ear canal by a cerumen plug consisting of secretions from the sebaceous and ceruminous glands, dirt particles, small hairs and exfoliated skin epithelia. The blockage can have different causes:
- Excessive cleaning of the ear canal with cotton buds
- A narrow auditory canal
- Regular use of ear plugs
- Use of a hearing aid
- Excess earwax, resulting in earwax buildup
- Swelling of the cerumen caused by swimming or diving
There are different symptoms that suggest the presence of a cerumen obturans. They include:
- Increasing or acute hearing loss
- Pressure on the ear
- Pain in the ear canal
There are different ways to remove ear wax or a cerumen plug from the external auditory canal. In ENT, the medical professional generally makes use of a special aspirator or a thin hook. In general medicine on the other hand, cerumen and earwax removal is done with an ear syringe. For such a procedure, the doctor can choose between different kinds of equipment:
- The classic ear syringe
- The self-filling ear syringe
- The ear irrigator
The Classic Ear Syringe
The classic ear wax removal syringe is equipped with a piston to draw back preheated water. After filling, the water is released into the ear by pushing the plunger down on the blunt syringe. One of its advantages is the precisely defined quantity of dispensed water. However, the syringe needs to be refilled regularly, which interrupts the irrigation.
The Self-Filling Ear Syringe
The self-filling syringe is designed to draw up water from a container via a tube during cleaning. This means that the procedure is not interrupted and takes less time than with a classic ear syringe. Often, self-filling ear syringes can be autoclaved to ensure a high level of hygiene during ear rinsing.
The Ear Irrigator
In general, the irrigator works similarly to the syringe with the exception that it is operated electronically. From the tank, the water is sent through the irrigation tip into the ear canal. Depending on the process, the pressure that is built up can be adjusted individually. To prevent the transmission of infections between patients, the jet tips of the machine can be replaced. As a rule, the irrigation tips are disposable. The advantage of these ear cleaning devices is the pulsating jet. As the stream is not constant, the cleaning process becomes much more gentle on the patient's ear.
Conveniently Purchase Ear Irrigators and Ear Syringes
Whether you are looking for classic syringes, self-filling syringes or ear irrigation machines for removing blockages, Praxisdienst offers you the ability to purchase the proper ear systems for every need, at great prices. Additionally, we offer equipment like the ProScoop ear spoon, or the bulb syringe for suction and irrigation. You have questions about our ear irrigators and single use tips or need advice? Our friendly customer service will gladly help you!