Irrigation ear wax removal

Relieve pain and hearing loss caused by ear wax build-up. Skilled professionals use gentle irrigation with warm water to safely remove excessive or impacted wax, promoting optimal ear health.

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Based on 119 patient reviews
Based on 119 patient reviews

Safely Dislodge and Remove Excessive Earwax with Skilled Professionals Using Warm Water

Experience relief from pain and hearing loss caused by ear wax build-up. Our skilled professionals use gentle irrigation, employing warm water to safely dislodge and remove excessive or impacted earwax, promoting optimal ear health.

What it includes

  • No consultation is required for irrigation; treatment is therefore available on the day of your appointment.
  • Complete removal of excessive or impacted earwax: The irrigation procedure effectively dislodges and flushes out the wax from the ear canal, relieving symptoms and improving hearing.
  • Relief from pain and discomfort: By removing the wax, the procedure alleviates any pain, pressure, or discomfort caused by the build-up.
  • Improved hearing: Clearing the ear canal of wax allows for better sound transmission, improving hearing capabilities.

Why use irrigation to remove ear wax

  1. Ear wax removal through irrigation is a safe and effective solution that relieves discomfort, improves hearing, and ensures optimal ear health.
  2. Unlike microsuctioning, a consultation is not required for irrigation; treatment is available on the day of your appointment.

How to prepare for your appointment

No consultation is required, simply book an appointment.

We recommend using an oil based ear drop for seven days prior to your appointment to ensure the wax is soft and easy to remove.



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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is irrigation ear wax removal?

Irrigation ear wax removal, also known as ear syringing or ear lavage, is a method that involves flushing the ear canal with water to remove excessive or impacted earwax.

Is irrigation ear wax removal safe? 

The procedure is considered safe and effective when a trained professional performs irrigation ear wax removal. However, it may not be suitable for everyone, especially those with certain ear conditions or a history of ear surgeries. These patients may require Microsuction Ear Wax Removal.

Does irrigation ear wax removal hurt? 

The procedure itself is typically painless, although you may feel some mild discomfort or a sensation of fullness during the irrigation process.

How long does the irrigation ear wax removal procedure take? 

The duration of the procedure can vary depending on the amount and hardness of the wax. Generally, it takes a few minutes per ear. However, each case is unique, and the time required may vary. Our appointments for ear wax removal are for 20 minutes.

Are there any risks or side effects associated with irrigation ear wax removal? 

While irrigation ear wax removal is generally safe, some potential risks include infection and dizziness. These risks are minimal when performed by a trained professional.

How do I prepare for the procedure?

We recommend using an oil-based ear drop 1-2 weeks before your appointment to ensure the wax is soft and easy to remove.

How often should I undergo irrigation ear wax removal? 

The frequency of ear wax removal varies for each individual. Some people may need it more frequently due to excessive wax production, while others require it less often. It is best to consult with a healthcare professional to determine the appropriate schedule based on your specific needs.

How can I prevent ear wax build-up? 

To prevent excessive ear wax build-up, avoid inserting objects like cotton swabs or hairpins into the ear canal, as they can push the wax deeper or cause damage. Maintaining good ear hygiene and regularly visiting a healthcare professional for ear check-ups can help prevent significant wax accumulation.

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Our Clinic

Our clinic is in a former stately home within 25 acres of countryside, gardens and woodland, with sweeping views of the South Downs. This tranquil setting is away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. We are in an easily accessible ground-floor suite with free parking outside.

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The Wells Clinic, Robert Denholm House,
Bletchingley Road, Nutfield, Surrey, RH1 4HW


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