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Ear wax removal:

What are the symptoms of ear wax build up?

Too much ear wax can cause uncomfortable symptoms. Find out what they are and what you can do if you have ear wax build-up.

What is ear wax?

Ear wax is a natural, moisturising secretion that helps keep your ears clean and healthy. We all produce ear wax at different rates.

What are the symptoms of ear wax build-up?

For people who produce a lot of ear wax, or if it’s quite dry, it can start to build up and cause problems. The symptoms of too much ear wax can include:

How can I treat ear wax build up?  

Ear wax works its way naturally out of the ear, collecting debris and dry skin along the way. But if your ear wax doesn’t fall out on its own and blocks your ear, you can use Earol®. This natural, olive oil spray helps soften wax and makes it more likely to come out on its own. You can get Earol® in most pharmacies, or from your local Hidden Hearing centre (make sure you read the leaflet carefully as it may not be suitable if you have a perforated eardrum).

Do not use cotton buds to remove ear wax. These can push the wax further into your ear canal and make your symptoms worse.

Wax Removal Microsuction
Wax Removal Microsuction

If your ear wax is still blocking your ears, we can remove it for you.

Our wax removal service is quick and effective. We use micro-suction to gently suck the excess wax out of your ear. You’ll still need to use Earol® for the 3 to 5 days before your appointment as it makes the wax easier to suck out.

Prices start from £50 (selected clinics) for both ears. Call 0800 740 8286 or follow the link to book your ear wax removal appointment.

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