It’s quite frustrating when you have a hearing test only to be told that there is too much wax in your ear(s),…either your ears are blocked, making it likely that any hearing test would give inaccurate results or there is simply too much ear wax to enable safe impression taking (for small in-the-ear hearing instruments).
Assuming there are no other relevant factors that need further attention or a different approach (for example – a known ear drum perforation), you will usually be asked to use a wax softening preparation such as Earol (our recommended product), for around 14 days prior to irrigation wax removal. Your Doctor can remove excess ear wax or you can have it done privately.
Gill, Our Ear Care Advanced Nurse Practitioner, offers safe ear wax removal by irrigation and by micro-suction – in one of our branches or in your home. The cost is £95 in branch, or from £125 upwards for a home visit (dependent on location). Appointments are usually available on Saturdays and weekday evenings.
Call 01274 862623 to have your ears checked for free.