Ear Syringing




30 mins



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Ear Wax Removal

Ear syringing (also called ear irrigation) is a process which washes out the ear canal and clears any plugs or blockages of ear wax.

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People Each Year Have Problems With Earwax In The UK
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Of The UK Population Have A Hearing Loss Greater Than 25dB
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19% of over 65s with cognitive issues have earwax impaction
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of All Doctors in the UK are GPs
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How To Remove Ear Wax

If your ear is blocked due to a wax build-up, you may experience symptoms such as earache or pain in the ear, difficulty hearing, dizziness or vertigo, itchy ears, ear infections, and tinnitus (when you can hear a high or low-pitched tone coming from inside of the ear). Excessive amounts of ear wax that block the ear canal are caused by:

  • Using cotton earbuds to clean the ear; actually pushes wax deeper into the ear canal
  • Wearing a hearing aid, earplugs, or in-ear speakers, all of which can interfere with the natural process of wax leaving the ear
  • Abnormally narrow or small ear canals
  • Excess hair in the ear canal
  • In older age, the wax produced by the ears is harder and drier

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The Procedure

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  • Our doctors can evaluate your hearing and help you decide whether ear syringing could be helpful for you.
  • Generally, we suggest using wax-softening ear drops 5 days before the procedure.
  • Call us or use our online system to make an appointment with a member of our team.

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  • Ear syringing is performed by a special ear syringing machine.
  • The Doctor will protect you with a special gown and remove the wax from your ears.

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Why do we have ear wax?
It is normal and healthy to have ear wax. It is a coating which protects the ear from damage and infection.
Can I syringe my ears myself?
Ear syringing should always be done by a doctor or healthcare professional. It should be avoided if you have recently had an ear infection, or if you have not first softened your ear wax.
What are the side effects of ear syringing?
Some temporary side effects (usually subsiding in less than a day) of ear syringing are dizziness, slight discomfort in the ear canal, and ringing in the ears.

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