Ear Wax Removal

Quite often ear wax can build up within the ear, in most cases the earwax loosens & falls out on its own. In some cases the earwax can build up causing a blockage within the ear. Traditionally removing ear involved ear irrigation or commonly known as syringing the ears. This practice is performed by a GP. Syringing the ears involves the GP flushing our the hardened wax with warm water in order loosen & remove the wax. Not all GP’s practice ear syringing.

Causes Of Ear wax Build Up:

  • You just have more wax in your ears – some people do naturally.
  • You narrow canals (the tubes that link the eardrum and outer ear).
  • Your age – wax gets harder and more difficult to fall out.
  • Use of earplugs and other things you put in your ear – these can push the wax further in.

Symptoms of ear wax build up:

  • Earache
  • Difficulty hearing
  • Itchiness
  • Dizziness
  • An ear infection
  • Sounds such as high-pitched tones coming from inside the ear (tinnitus)
Once the ear wax is removed, these symptoms usually improve. If they don't, speak to your GP. In most cases the softening earwax can be treated by using a Earol Olive Oil Spray. Using Earol for 4-5 days can help soften & loosen the earwax. In some cases patients do not need to remove the ear wax by Microsuction as they find Earol has resolved the issue.earwax-removal Earol can be purchased from our online store & recommended to be used for 4-5 days before attending our clinic. How Microsuction Works Our qualified Audiologist will recommend using Earol for 4 – 5 days prior to your appointment. Microsuction involves an Audiologist cleaning the ears by using a small instrument that sucks the loosened wax from your ear. It is a safe & non invasive treatment. Benefits of Microsuction Earwax Removal:
  • Safe For Perforations
  • No water or syringing used
  • Ability to see within the ear canal
  • Treatment normally takes between 15 -30 mins
  • Performed by MSc & BSc Qualified Audiologists
  • Home visits for patients who can not leave their home

How Much Does The Treatment Cost ?

Microscution Earwax removal costs €50 for 1 ear, €75 for both ears.

Is Microsuction Earwax Removal Suitable For Me ?

Micrcosuction earwax removal is suitable for most people as it is a safe & non invasive treatment. If a patient is unable to leave their home, we can provide a home visit.