If you have an excessive build-up of ear wax in your ears, you may need to have an Irrigation ear wax removal procedure performed – to leave your ears clear and healthy. But what is Irrigation, and what does this method of ear wax removal involve? This is where our team at The Hearing Hub can help. We’ve put together this short post, explaining everything you need to know about this common method of ear wax removal.

The Hearing Hub are your local ear cleaning specialists, with a range of clinics across London, Essex as well as our brand-new clinic in Slough. We provide clients with a range of safe and effective leading ear wax-removal methods performed by our team of leading practitioners, one of which includes Irrigation. 

For more information regarding the Irrigation technique, and what’s involved, please visit our website and to book your appointment at our Slough clinic

What is Irrigation?

Ear wax, also known as Cerumen, is a normal, healthy secretion that our ears produce – but when it starts to become excessive it can cause us problems which is where Irrigation comes in.  Irrigation is a simple, quick and effective procedure that is used to remove the excess wax from your ears using a gentle, pressurised flow of warm water. 

This pressurised flow of warm water is sprayed gently into the ear, in a controlled and steady state to dislodge and flush the excessive wax out of your ears. The flow of water can be adjusted as necessary, to carefully and gently remove the ear wax. It is a safe and effective method of ear wax removal, and will get rid of all of the excess wax that is clogging up your ears.

Does it Hurt and How Long Does it Take?

Irrigation is usually a painless procedure, as the only thing that is happening is that a gentle flow of warm water is being squirted into your ear canal. It might feel unusual if it is your first time having your ears Irrigated, but it shouldn’t be painful. If you feel discomfort or any type of pain, please let your practitioner know and they will stop immediately. Irrigation does not take long to complete, and your procedure itself should take between 15-30 minutes maximum to be completed.

What are the Obvious Signs of a Blockage? 

There are a range of signs to look out for that might point towards you having a potential blockage in your ears that could benefit from Irrigation. One of the most common signs that people experience is ear pain, headaches, as well as reduced hearing. You might also feel a fullness or blocked feeling in your ears that doesn’t go, or be experiencing ringing in your ears. If you are experiencing any of these signs, then you might potentially have an excessive build-up of wax in your ears and could benefit from an Irrigation procedure.

Irrigation Ear Wax Removal in Slough at The Hearing Hub

We provide a number of ear wax removal methods at our Slough clinic in Berkshire, including Irrigation. When you visit us for your appointment, our practitioners will use a microscope to take a look into your ears and see a detailed view of the ear canal so that we can examine the potential build-up of ear wax. We will then tell you more about our ear wax removal methods, including Irrigation, and determine if it is the right method of ear wax removal for you. 

Our practitioners will be able to answer any questions you may have regarding our ear wax removal procedure, and that you are fully comfortable throughout. Usually one appointment is enough to have your ears feeling clear and to remove all of the blockages, but sometimes a follow-up appointment is required depending on how much wax you have in your ears.

Book Your Irrigation Appointment Today

Want to book an Irrigation appointment at The Hearing Hub to have your ears feeling healthy and clear again? You can visit our website today and use our online booking tool to book your appointment for a date and time that suits you best. Our brand-new Slough clinic is located inside the Regus building on Bath Road, suite G60, with parking available to the rear of the building in the Regus car park.
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or queries regarding Irrigation or the other ear wax removal methods that we provide – our professional team are always happy to help and answer any questions that you might have.