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Comprehensive ear wax removal service, delivered by our trained professionals. The cost is £70, regardless of whether wax is removed from one ear or both.


Ear wax is a perfectly normal secretion of the ear canal. It is an important part of our ears’ function, lubricating the ear canal and providing protection against bacteria, water, dust and foreign bodies.

Our ears are generally self-cleaning so small amounts of wax will work their way out of the ear naturally. However, a build-up of wax can occur, meaning ear wax removal is necessary.

Excess ear wax build-up can happen due to things like prolonged use of earphones, earplugs, or extensive self-cleaning of the ears (with cotton buds or other unsafe implements).


how do i know i need it?

  • Lower or muffled hearing

  • A feeling of 'fullness' in the ears

  • Itchiness

  • Pain or earache

  • Tinnitus


How we do it

We offer the latest, safest methods of wax removal. Your clinician will choose the most suitable method for you based on the condition and position of earwax within your ear



If you only have a small amount of ear wax that’s built up near the entrance of your ear canal, manual removal is the best option.



For moderately blocked ears we use the microsuction method. A vacuum pump removes the excess wax from the ear canal.



A safer, gentler and more effective method than old style “syringing”.
Body temperature water is used to flush debris out of the ear canal at a low pressure and is for removing larger amounts of ear wax.

  • What happens if ear wax is not removed?
    If excess ear wax is not removed, the symptoms you are experiencing can worsen. If you are suffering with any of the symptoms mentioned above, make sure to book in for a free hearing assessment to determine whether ear wax removal is necessary. Your audiologist will then be able to recommend further treatment. If you’ve already had your ears checked out, you can book your ear wax removal appointment now.
  • Is it good to get your ear wax removed?
    Ear wax contains antibacterial agents and plays a vital part in preventing infections in your ears. It also traps dust and other foreign bodies, as well as keeping the skin in your ears moisturised. Small amounts of ear wax are normal and healthy, and it usually works its way out of your ear naturally. However, if you have an excessive build-up, this can cause discomfort and temporary hearing loss, as well as other symptoms. If this is the case, it’s a good idea to get it professionally removed to improve your ear health.
  • What are the symptoms of ear wax blockage?
    When you have ear wax blocking your canal it can lead to multiple symptoms such as: A feeling of fullness in the ears Change in hearing levels (Muffled hearing or lower hearing levels) Tinnitus (noises being heard without external source e.g. ringing, buzzing etc.) Ear aches
  • How often should I remove ear wax?
    Due to the nature of wax build-up, there is no set timescale for when wax removal is needed. However, we would recommend that you have a regular hearing health check to assess wax levels as well as hearing levels. If you suffer any symptoms please book to see us or your GP for further advice.
  • Can ear wax removal be done at home?
    Non-professional, at-home ear wax removal is not something we would ever recommend. In fact, trying to clean your ears yourself at home is often what causes excess ear wax build-up in the first place. At Doctor Oculus, we provide the safest and latest technologies, administered by a qualified professional. Plus, our controlled environment respects the utmost hygiene requirements, decreasing any risk of infection, and putting patient safety first. We do offer a professional at-home ear wax removal service for those who are unable to get to the practice. However, if you’re able to, in-practice removal is the recommended choice. The cost of removal for a home visit wax removal is £155.
  • What causes excessive ear wax?
    Although ear wax is a natural production of the ear and usually works its way out on its own, there are some factors that either cause excessive ear wax or cause a blockage of the ear canal from wax. These can include: Self-cleaning with implements such as cotton buds Other DIY cleaning methods Overuse of earphones or earplugs Narrow or damaged ear canals Lots of hair in your ear canals A skin condition affecting your scalp or ear area Inflammation of your ear canal (otitis externa or “swimmer’s ear”)
  • What is the best method for the removal of ear wax?
    The best method for ear wax removal will depend on your specific needs, there is no one method to suit all. At Doctor Oculus, our clinician will look at your wax and ear health and will assess the method best suited for you.
  • Is Ear Candling (Hopi Candling) effective at removing ear wax?
    According to the NHS, there is no evidence that ear candles are effective at removing ear wax. In fact, they can often do more harm than good. They can cause burns, ear infections, eardrum perforation, occlusions in the ear canal and even temporary hearing loss.
  • Can my GP remove my ear wax?
    Unfortunately, many people have reported no longer being able to access free earwax removal services from their GP. This depends on the area and surgery, but is often down to the fact that the old ‘syringing’ method – previously widely available on the NHS – has been found to be unsafe and is no longer used. While the NHS could switch to modern, safe removal techniques, GP practices are not always provided funding to offer these services. And if they do, waiting times can be very long. The RNID charity is campaigning to re-establish this vital service throughout the NHS. But in the meantime, your best choice will often be an independent hearing care provider.
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