Ear syringing is a commonly used method for ear wax removal, often recommended by audiologists when a build-up of wax causes discomfort, hearing loss or other issues. At The Hearing Hub, our team is trained in all methods of ear wax removal including ear syringing. If you live in the Weybridge area, you can visit our local ear wax removal clinic in Woking to speak to an expert about your blocked ears. 

While the ear syringing procedure is known for being safe and effective, many people are understandably anxious about what to expect during an appointment. To give you an insight into this ear wax removal service and what will happen when you book an appointment, our audiologists have put together some useful information about what happens before, during and after the procedure to ensure optimal ear health.

Before an Ear Syringing Appointment

Before undergoing ear syringing, it’s essential to consult an audiologist for an initial examination. Using a microscope, an audiologist will get a detailed view of your ear canal and confirm whether you have a build-up of excessive ear wax. This examination will also determine if ear syringing is the most suitable solution for the consistency of the wax. 

It may be advised that you use some olive oil drops a few days prior to your appointment. This will help to soften the wax before the ear syringing, making it easier to remove.

During an Ear Syringing Appointment

When removing the ear wax, you will typically sit or lie down so that the ear requiring treatment is clearly exposed. The audiologist will then use specialist equipment to gently pump a stream of water into your ear canal, flushing out the ear wax. The water and any wax removed will be collected in a basin held against your ear.

Throughout the ear wax removal procedure, you may feel a strange sensation of fullness or slight discomfort. However, ear syringing generally isn’t painful and the audiologist will take the appointment at your pace, stopping if you have any concerns. The appointment typically lasts between 10 to 30 minutes, although this can vary depending on the amount of wax built up in your ear canal and the consistency of the wax. 

After an Ear Syringing Appointment

Immediately after ear syringing, you might feel residual wetness in your ear or minor ear irritation, but you will be able to go about your day as normal. If you notice any other side effects, it’s beneficial to contact a medical professional for some advice. 

In some cases, other methods like ear instrumentation may be required to remove stubborn ear wax or other foreign bodies. Occasionally, follow-up visits may also be required and your audiologist will advise you whether this is the case. 

If your ear wax problem is recurrent and you’re prone to a build-up of excessive wax, it may be advised that you book regular appointments with an audiologist. Ear wax removal requirements can differ from one person to another, but you may need to have your ears cleaned every 3, 6, 9 or 12 months to avoid ear problems. 

Visiting a Clinic for Ear Syringing in Woking 

All in all, ear syringing is a tried-and-tested method for dealing with problematic ear wax build-up. Knowing what to expect during and after this wax removal method can provide peace of mind and alleviate many concerns. If you’re interested in booking an appointment with an audiologist near Weybridge, you can contact our Woking clinic on 0330 111 9992 today. 

Our ear wax removal services are incredibly effective and we can provide immediate relief from the problems caused by excessive wax. Regardless of which method is used to clear your ears, our prices remain the same. We charge £75 for both ears and there aren’t any hidden costs to worry about. If no ear wax is found during the initial examination of your ears, we only charge £25 for a consultation fee and our audiologists can provide some useful advice to help keep your ears clean and healthy moving forward.