If you feel you might have a build-up of excess wax in your ears then you might have trawled the internet and read about irrigation, also known as syringing. Syringing is a commonly used method of ear wax removal that can be used if you have an ear wax blockage that’s starting to cause you problems such as headaches, Tinnitus, a feeling of fullness in your ears, or ear pain. However, if you’ve never had an ear syringing procedure, you might have a few questions. 

For example, is it safe? How long does it take to complete? Does it hurt? Will it completely clear my ear wax blockage? We have put together this short post, to answer some of your most commonly asked questions surrounding ear syringing. To learn more about the most commonly asked questions about this method of ear wax removal, keep reading and for more information about ear syringing in Grays, please visit our website.

What Does the Procedure Involve?

Ear syringing involves using a gentle and pressurised flow of warm water to remove the build-up of earwax that’s living in your ears. The device used has variable pressure control so that the procedure can be performed at the minimum pressure and won’t hurt or damage your ears. 

The controlled flow of warm water is used to flush out the ear wax carefully from your ears, dislodging it and ensuring that it exits your ear canal. The water used is warmed to body temperature for comfort and is sprayed carefully at a controlled and steady rate into your ears.

How Long Does it Take to Complete?

Ear syringing does not take long to complete, meaning that you can get back to your daily routine in no time. Usually, procedures take between 10-30 minutes to complete, so you can be in and out of the clinic within less than an hour with your ears and hearing feeling great again. 

There is also no downtime required when it comes to ear syringing, so you don’t have to worry about needing any time off for this kind of procedure and you can get back to your usual duties as soon as you’re finished.

Does the Procedure Hurt?

Most people find that ear syringing does not hurt, and is a painless procedure. It is performed slowly and carefully, meaning that it should not cause you any pain or discomfort. You will be able to feel the water being carefully directed into your ear, however, it should not be painful. 

If you ever have any concerns during the procedure, your practitioner will be able to stop immediately and take it at your pace if you are feeling especially nervous – but there is nothing to worry about.

Is it a Safe Procedure?

Some people get worried that ear syringing is not a safe method of ear wax removal, however with new techniques and methods being used for syringing it is a very safe and effective method. The water directed into your ear comes out very gently and in a controlled manner, meaning that it won’t cause any damage or discomfort to your ears. 

The water also isn’t directed at your eardrum, so your eardrum won’t get damaged or perforated during the procedure. The pressurised flow of water is controlled by your audiologist, so it will be carefully aimed at your ear wax blockage and will gently remove it. 

Does it Restore Full Hearing?

Yes, after your ear syringing appointment then the hardened and blocked up plug of earwax that’s been sitting in your ears will be gone. Syringing ensures that all of the ear wax build-up that you have in your ears is removed, and doesn’t cause you any further issues. 

Your ears should feel clean, clear and any hearing loss that you had will be restored. Usually, just one appointment is enough for our customers, but occasionally if people have really stubborn ear wax build-up then they might have to visit us for a follow-up appointment. 

Looking to Book an Ear Syringing Appointment in the Thurrock Area?

If you’re looking to book an ear syringing appointment in the Thurrock area, then contact The Hearing Hub. Our Grays clinic is ideally located, and you can visit at a date and time that suits you. Our team of highly trained audiologists have many years of experience providing safe and effective ear syringing wax removal, and you can trust that you’ll be in safe hands.

During your appointment, your audiologist will perform an examination of your ear wax build-up to determine if ear syringing is the best method of removal for you. Our team specialise in microsuction, syringing, and instrumentation so we will be able to provide you with the right method of ear wax removal for your stubborn wax.

Our syringing appointments usually last between 10-30 minutes and are painless so that you can get back to your normal day without any downtime required. Ear wax removal carried out at one of our Essex clinics (including Grays) costs just £65, making it a cost-effective and affordable way to clean your ears. 
If you’d like to book your ear syringing appointment in Grays at The Hearing Hub, make sure to visit our website today.