Ear Suction Hawke's Bay testimonials
Yucca - In more ways than one!
I explained to Anne I'd been working in my garden one week previously when a yucca spear stabbed me deep in my right ear, which became very painful. I went to my GP and she said that she could see a black object surrounded by dry blood and soft skin in my ear canal. Despite that, and the pain, she only prescribed antibiotic drops, which did not help. My hearing deteriorated initially but had got better slightly since.
I went to see Anne who was very gentle and suctioned carefully around the spear. She said it was best not to apply any fluids in case my eardrum was perforated but she did advise me to continue to apply the antibiotic drops until they were finished and allow for some healing. One week later Anne gently removed the 15 cm long yucca spear with forceps from the ear canal, which it had pierced, leaving a nice round hole half way along the ear canal but luckily, the eardrum itself was intact.
What I really appreciated was the way that Anne discussed each option and step with me before a decision was made on how to proceed with safety firmly in mind. I would thoroughly recommend Anne for sorting out problems with your ears.
Warm and dry home with laid on tucker - for cockroaches!
"I wouldn’t be surprised if you found a cockroach in my ear", I said to Anne at the start of my consultation. Two years previously we had stayed in a motel in the South Island where there were lots of cockroaches running around. I woke one morning with a recollection that a cockroach had crawled into my ear during the night but dismissed my fears on the grounds that I was just dreaming.
Fortunately it wasn’t like an alien movie where it grew to extra large size and started to eat my brain or something and I forgot all about it as it was not causing any pain or discomfort. However, when I went to see Anne for my microsuction treatment some while later, much to my surprise Anne pulled out the body of a cockroach! I guess I didn’t dream it after all! So Anne can not only remove your earwax but large insects too!
Years of needless unpleasant and smelly discharge - finally I’m on the right track
My partner needed microsuction one day so I decided to attend as well. On speaking with Anne, I described my symptoms, which were a smelly discharge from my ear and ongoing pain following a botched water syringing session some years ago. At the time, I consulted an ENT specialist but he retired and didn’t follow me up nor transfer me to a colleague.
Anyhow, Anne used microsuction to remove a large plug of wax from my ear, following which she was then able to view my perforated eardrum. She noticed dark retracting pockets which is, apparently, a very bad sign. She immediately wrote a letter to my GP explaining what she had found so I could receive the appropriate treatment. Thank goodness for Anne, help at last!
You're the only one
My young son has had ongoing problems with his ears as they are small and they quickly block up with ear wax. He wouldn’t let anyone near them until he met that lovely Ear Nurse Anne Roberts - she is really great with kids. Since then he’s been fine, he likes Anne and lets her treat him no problems at all!
The Registered Nurse Anne was so friendly and informative - she really took her time to explain about the anatomy of the ear. I arrived very nervous and left smiling - she suggested a nasal spray for the relief of my sinus. The consultation was completely free as there was no wax to remove - how amazing is that?
No more oil
As a keen swimmer, I spent three months applying oil to my ears twice a day but it made no difference at all. I wish I had made this appointment with Anne Roberts months ago - the treatment was so quick and pain free. I will come every spring now before I start swimming for the season.
Ear infection relief
My 12 year old son had a recent ear infection. After prescribing some ear drops, our Doctor also suggested micro suction so the ear could dry and heal faster. I was so relieved after my son’s session with Anne - she’s really great with kids and the discharge from the ear was uncomfortable and alarming for my teenage son.
No more pain
I’ve suffered from excess ear wax over many years and it’s caused me a great deal of pain and discomfort. The practice nurse at my doctors used to water syringe my ears - what an uncomfortable thing to suffer. When I visit Anne the microsuction process is quick, safe and painless, just a quiet, buzzing sound in one ear.
No more water syringing
I was thrilled when I read that there is now a safer method for ear wax removal as I suffered a perforated ear drum when diving some while back. My GP advised me against water syringing and suggested micro suction which is quick, safe and comfortable. Thank you Anne.
Home visits a delight
I was extremely anxious to sort my mother’s hearing as her hearing aids were whistling and she was getting very frustrated which she often took out on me! I spoke with Anne Roberts and I was absolutely thrilled to learn that she made home visits as my mother’s mobility is very poor now. Removing the wax took 10 minutes literally. We were so delighted!
Vertigo no more
I’ve suffered Vertigo over recent months - having seen my GP he suggested making an appointment with Anne as the first step in my recovery plan. I was unaware of the volume of wax in my ears, as she explained though it does accumulate slowly. The Vertigo and dizzy spells have now stopped, and thankfully I can drive safely again and get out to play golf.
Surfing and still at work
I do a lot of surfing and my ear canals are frequently wet. Recently my ears did not clear after I came out of the surf, I was unable to work. My boss (being a tad upset) suggested I have my ears checked. Anne used a suction machine to remove wet wax and skin - she informed me I have a condition in my ears call exostosis, which is common in surfers. Anne referred me to an ENT specialist, I’m now back at work thankfully and my boss is a happy bunny!
More bang for your bucks
Wow that’s my first microsuction session - awesome - that’s what I call a lot of bang for my buck!
I’m so glad my travel agent suggested that I have an ear health assessment with Anne before I flew overseas again. My last trip was ruined by pressure and pain from wax build-up for the entire two weeks and I didn’t really enjoy it.
I thought I had a brain tumour
I became totally deaf in one ear. My father died of a brain tumour and the first symptom of that was blocked ears. I thought crikey - am I going to end up the same way? So I did nothing but wait and hope that my ears would clear - and that I would be okay. I even tried to keep it quiet from my wife. But after a while, it became so uncomfortable I just had to go to the doctor and can you believe it was just wax! I just wish I had known before that earwax could be such a problem! And so easily sorted by Anne in 10 minutes!
I thought I was going to die
Out of the blue I suddenly started to feel dizzy. It got worse and worse and I was worried sick. For three months I thought I was going to die of something awful so I didn’t have the courage to go to the doctor and get it checked out. Eventually when I did go she told me to go and get my ears sucked out by Anne as the problem was caused by nothing more than my ears being full of wax! Wow! What instant relief - I felt so much better! I never thought for a moment that dizziness could be caused by earwax!
Make an appointment
To arrange a home or rest home visit please call or text Nick on 021 225 6425. You can call us anytime from 8am to 7pm every day except Sunday.
EAR WAX REMOVAL BY AN EAR NURSE USING VISUALISED MICRO SUCTION IS ENDORSED BY ACC