Ear Wax Removal

We do not perform ear wax removal at the surgery

  • A clinician can only look into the ear canal and confirm that a plug of earwax has formed

 

Your ears are designed to naturally remove wax

  • Some people are more prone to a hard build-up of wax that makes it more difficult.
  • A plug of earwax is not a serious problem, more a nuisance. 
  • You only need to remove earwax if it is causing symptoms such as: hearing loss, discomfort, ringing (tinnitus), dizziness/vertigo and dulled hearing.

HOW TO TREAT EAR WAX BUILD UP YOURSELF

 

When to see a clinician

  • If your symptoms have lasted for more than 4 days.
  • If your ear is badly blocked and you cannot hear anything (you can get an infection if it has not cleared).
  • If you have severe pain, discharge or itching.
  • If you are very concerned/worried.

Following your examination you may be referred and placed on a waiting list to be seen at an Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital or service for removal.

 

Local private providers

You can also pay to be seen privately to avoid waiting. Here are a few suggested, but not endorsed, treatment centres: