Expert ear wax removal

Ear wax. We all have it, but it’s something we don’t like to talk about.

It’s naturally produced by your ears and is mainly comprised of; old skin cells, dust and debris and oily secretions from modified sweat glands.

Ear wax actually does several very useful things. It protects the skin in the ear canal, acts as a defence against dirt and bacteria, and helps to clean and lubricate the ear.

A little ear wax is perfectly normal and healthy, but you can have too much of a good thing and excess ear wax can cause your ears to become blocked.

Too much ear wax can cause tinnitus, partial or total hearing loss, itching, infections, discomfort or earache.


Earwax and hearing aids

Ear wax build-up is also one of the leading causes of hearing aid damage. It can make the sound coming through your hearing aids weak, distorted or non-existent, it can cause the day-to-day wearing of your hearing aids to be uncomfortable or poor fitting and it can make your hearing aids whistle.


How to safely clean your ears

The golden rule is to never put anything smaller than your elbow in your ear. Cotton buds can actually push the wax further into your ear canal and put pressure on, or even damage, your eardrum.

For mild cases of earwax build-up, using ear cleaning drops and solutions may help to dissolve the earwax and prevent it from drying out (dried earwax is harder for the ear canal to naturally push out than soft wax). But to prevent an infection from developing or long-term damage we would always advise that you see a professional.


Professional ear cleaning

The safest and most effective way of cleaning excess or impacted earwax from your ears is to visit a professional.

Our experienced ear wax removal specialist will start by examining your ears to determine the best method for cleaning your ears.


Book your earwax removal appointment

If you think excess ear wax may be affecting you and your hearing, book an appointment with our wax removal specialist on 01635 523 343 or email us at


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