Considering a suction pump for your practice? Check out the Pro-Power Vacuum/Aspirator. There are a couple of things that makes this product a favorite. First, it is a relatively inexpensive suction pump designed not only for removing cerumen and debris from hearing instruments, but may be used to remove cerumen from the ear canal during cerumen management procedures. Whereas some comparable suction pumps will run anywhere from $450-$900, the Pro-Power Vacuum/Aspirator is about $300. Second, this suction pump is lightweight, making it very portable. Third, the Pro-Power’s motor creates up to a 22″Hg vacuum, making it comparable in terms of vacuum performance when compared to more expensive models designed for ENT applications. Finally, the design of this suction pump does not require a lot of space and it runs quietly.
Regardless of which suction pump you invest in, many aspirators are not packaged with the necessary suction tubes required for cerumen removal procedures. While the Pro-Power Vacuum/Aspirator is packaged with various suction needles, cones, and cleaning tools, a suction tube is not included and will need to be purchased separately. For adults, a size 8 French suction tube seems to work the best.