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Ear Irrigation

Ear Irrigation

Ear irrigation is a routine procedure to remove ear wax(cerumen) and/or foreign bodies.

Why might you wish to consider ear irrigation?

The ear naturally produces wax to protect the ear canal and drum from infection etc. Ear irrigation is an effective way of removing wax and is especially useful for those who wear hearing aids or work in dusty/dirty environments.

The causes of excess wax can be - the body producing too much wax by itself, hairy or narrow ear canals, age - the older you get the harder the wax gets and wearing hearing aids or using earplugs.

How do you know if you need this treatment?

You can tell if you have blocked ears - if you have an earache, difficulty in hearing, itchiness, dizziness, infections and or high pitched tones in the ear.

Before coming in for ear irrigation, you will have to soften the wax as the procedure cannot be performed without doing this. We will first ask you to attend a free ear assessment, where we advise you on the best products to use to prepare your ears for treatments and when to book your treatment.

If you are not sure if you have excess wax - come in and see us so we can look in your ears and can advise you on the best action to take.