Ear Wax Irrigation

Ear Irrigation Costs

  • One ear: £40.00
  • Two ears: £65.00
  • In no wax is present, there will be a fee of £25.00 for the consultation

Home visits are available – please contact us for details!

Ear Wax Irrigation

Nowadays it can be difficult to get ear wax removed at the doctor’s surgery. We can usually see you at short notice and are normally able to remove ear wax in one visit without any pre-treatment of the wax, although the softer it is the better.

Ear syringing is an outdated method of ear wax removal and it is no longer recommended but is often confused with ear wax irrigation.

Irrigation ear wax removal is an ideal method of ear cleaning for many people. Irrigation is very comfortable and, in many cases, the ear wax blockage is removed in minutes.

The treatment is not suitable for anyone who has a perforation in the ear drum. It is not advisable to introduce water into the middle ear as it may become lodged and result in an infection. Otherwise it is suitable for most people and many like it because it completely washes away all traces of ear wax.

If you have had any of the following issues you may not be a suitable candidate for irrigation wax removal:

  • Perforations to the ear drums
  • Previous ear surgery
  • On-going ear infections
  • Contra-advice from your GP

How irrigation Ear Wax Removal Is Done

The irrigation water is warmed to body temperature for comfort. Using a controlled pressurised flow of water, we gently remove the build-up of ear wax. The ear wax is softened, broken up and washed out of the ear. While we irrigate your ear, we will gently pull your ear at different angles to make sure the water has full access to your ear canal.

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No Cotton Buds Pleas

The best thing you can do for your ears is leave them alone, they are meant to be self-cleaning, but there are people who need a bit of help now and then. Ear wax is produced naturally and is seldom a problem since it works its way naturally out of the ear.   

The regular use of cotton buds or other blunt objects inserted into the ear may cause ear wax to become impacted and moved further down inside your ear canal, which may increase any discomfort and pain you have and even damage your ear drum. The natural process of wax leaving your ear is often helped by the softening action of water when showering or bathing.  However, when too much wax builds up in the ear it can sometimes cause pain or irritation and if left untreated may block the ears causing hearing loss and other complications.

How do I clean my Ear?

Earol” (Olive oil) is an effective and natural way to soften ear wax, keeping it moving as nature intended, and reduce the need for syringing. 

In accordance with BSHAA guidelines, we often recommend its regular use for those who suffer with ear wax build-up. If you have ongoing problems with ear wax, we recommend its regular use.