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Training Course

The Ear Care Academy provides a gold standard and an accredited hospital based earwax removal microsuction training course.  Our training course is delivered in a world class Teaching Hospital setting – Charing Cross Hospital, Greater London, UK – in the ENT/Audiology Department.  The course trainers are all highly experienced senior doctors of Medicine and Audiology.  A typical two-day course has between 10-12 delegates with over 80 real patients booked, in order to provide maximum clinical experience to trainees.  Each trainer trains a maximum of 2-3 trainees.  Our course setup results in an unparalleled microsuction teaching experience.

For more information and to book a place on our ear microsuction training course please visit – Ear Care Academy

Our course:

  • Enables you to perform microsuction in your own clinic immediately following completion of the course
  • Provides full practical training on the usage of ENT microscopes as well as microsuction equipment to remove ear wax
  • Is delivered on real patients – typically 80+ patients booked per 2 day course
  • Is run by some of the most experienced microsuction practitioners in the country
  • Certifies you as fully trained on microsuction procedures
  • Is accredited by ENT UK (19 CPD points)
  • Provides insight and support into ear microsuction clinic setup​
  • Is London-based and is delivered at Charing Cross Hospital – a world class teaching establishment and part of Imperial College Healthcare Trust

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for the following qualified healthcare professionals:

  • Audiologists
  • Registered hearing aid dispensers
  • GPs and other qualified doctors
  • Physician Associates/Assistants
  • Hospital nurses
  • Practice nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Pharmacists
  • Paramedics (particularly those working within primary care)

The areas covered by the training course:

  • Ear anatomy and physiology
  • Consultation skills, history taking and differential assessment
  • Common ear problems; foreign bodies, earaches, infections and cerumen impaction
  • Obtaining informed consent
  • Reasons for carrying out microsuction
  • Contraindications to ear microsuction
  • Complications
  • Potential problems and how to address them
  • Equipment and consumables
  • Ear microsuction training using ENT microscope
  • Infection control, safe disposal and cleaning of equipment
  • Appropriate documentation, record keeping and confidentiality
  • Patient advice
  • Risk assessment and Health & safety
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Aims and learning outcomes of the course

On successful completion of ear microsuction training, trainees will be able to demonstrate:

  • Appropriate communication with patients, parents or significant others (including those with hearing loss)
  • Correct management of Infection control and health & safety issues in relation to microsuction
  • Understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology of the ear
  • Understanding of medico legal issues
  • Correct use of equipment including all relevant hardware (ENT microscopes, suction devices, instruments etc.)
  • Achieving clinical competency in microsuction procedures
  • In addition, the course aims to impart knowledge and experience in terms of clinic setup and starting new NHS or private microsuction services
  • Appropriate history taking and correct examination of the ear