Our ears naturally produce wax that protects the insides of our ears and our hearing, but sometimes it can build-up in excess which is when you might need to visit a specialist. One of the most commonly used techniques for ear wax removal is ear irrigation, commonly known as ear syringing, a safe and effective method to remove any excess ear wax in your ears. But many people don’t actually know much about ear syringing, understand how it works, or if they might need it.

The Hearing Hub have put together a short guide, explaining just a few of the most frequently asked questions about ear syringing. We are ear wax removal specialists; providing patients with a quick, safe, and affordable solution for removing their excess ear wax. We offer a number of ear wax removal methods, including ear syringing.

To learn more about some of the most frequently asked questions about ear syringing, keep reading and make sure to visit our website for further information on our ear syringing. 

  • How Do You Know if You Need Ear Syringing? 

Ears are self-cleaning, and often don’t need any assistance from us when it comes to keeping them in good shape. However, sometimes our ears can produce too much wax which can cause a blockage. This is where ear syringing can help, by removing the excess wax that our ears have produced and leaving them feeling clean and clear. If you feel like your ears are full, blocked, or clogged then these could be signs that you need an ear syringing appointment. You might also benefit from ear syringing if you are having problems hearing, pain in your ears, vertigo, or Tinnitus. 

  • How Long Does Ear Syringing Take?

Ear syringing does not take long to complete, meaning that you will be in and out of the specialist clinic that you visit promptly. The entire procedure will usually take a maximum of 30 minutes to complete, with the ear syringing itself not taking long at all. So you can get back to your daily routine without any downtime needed and have your ears feeling clear again.

  • Is Ear Syringing Painful?

It is not a painful procedure, and is usually very quick and straightforward. You might feel a bit of discomfort or a ‘funny feeling’ in your ear, but it should not be painful. If you do feel any pain, you can let your specialist know and they will be able to help. 

  • How Often Do You Need to Have Your Ears Syringed?

When it comes to how often you should have your ears syringed, there is no one-size fits all answer. Every patient is different, and some people might need their ears professionally cleaned more often than others.  For many people, they only have their ears syringed when they have a large build-up of wax that is causing them problems. When you visit an ear wax specialist, they will be able to recommend to you how often you should have your ears syringed.

  • Is Ear Syringing (Ear irrigation) Safe?

Like any medical procedure, ear syringing can have potential side effects but the risks are very low, and it’s extremely rare that it will cause you any problems. It is a safe and effective method of ear wax removal, and when performed by a professional in a specialist clinic you can be sure that you are in safe hands.

Ear Syringing at The Hearing Hub

We hope that this post has provided you with some of the answers to the most commonly asked questions about ear syringing, and hopefully cleared up any concerns that you might have had.  Ear syringing is sometimes known as irrigation, and involves using a gentle pumping of warm water into the ears. This will flush out any ear wax from your ear canal, and leave your ears feeling clear and your hearing restored. 

Our ear wax removal is quick to complete and painless, and requires no down-time so you can get back to your daily routine straight away. It will be completed by one of our professional, dedicated practitioners who are fully trained in removing ear wax. We charge just £65 for our ear syringing appointments in Ilford, making your ear wax removal affordable as well as convenient. If you’d like to book an ear syringing appointment in Barkingside visit our website today. 
Here at The Hearing Hub we specialise in a range of safe and effective ear wax removal techniques, one of which being ear syringing also known as Irrigation. We have a number of clinics in Essex and London, including our Ilford clinic. Should you have any questions regarding our ear syringing here at The Hearing Hub or any of the other ear wax removal methods, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can reach us by filling out our online contact form on this page, or by giving us a call on 0330 111 9994. Please don’t hesitate to contact us, our professional, expert team are always happy to help and to answer any questions that you might have.