Earwax irrigation is when water is flushed through your ear to wash out earwax blockages. While microsuction is considered a more gentle procedure, irrigation is still very safe, and in some cases may be a more effective method of wax removal. This is particularly true for long-term or stubborn earwax blockages. Sometimes, foreign objects can enter the ear and cause damage to the delicate ear canal. In these cases, removing the material as quickly as possible is paramount, so we might recommend irrigation to quickly dislodge the material.
If our audiologists think irrigation is a better option for you, we’ll explain why before the treatment. You always have complete control over your earwax removal treatment, We may recommend both methods are used to remove your wax, depending on the circumstances. This would typically start with microsuction and finish with irrigation for a fresh clean of the canal and eardrum.
What Else Is Included?
Both our earwax removal treatments come complete with a full audiologist consultation, including a video otoscopic examination. This examination looks inside of your ears to determine overall health. We’ll do this both before and after the earwax removal treatment. We can also offer a free hearing test, as it’s a good idea to get your hearing tested once your ears are clean.
Earwax Removal Aftercare
Many of our patients are worried about repeat earwax blockages. With our free aftercare service, you’ll be offered a complimentary six-monthly checkup service, where we’ll perform a video otoscopy to evaluate your inner-ear health. Everyone’s ears are different and you may actually need your earwax removed every six months or so. With our follow-up consultation service, you’ll be given our calculation of how often you require wax removal.
Book Your Earwax Removal Consultation
Chosen your preferred method of earwax removal, or do you have questions about each treatment? Get in touch with our specialist private ear clinic today to discuss your options with our expert team of audiologists or to schedule your earwax removal.