Ear Irrigation / Syringing

Simply Ears

What is ear irrigation (previously known as syringing)

Ear irrigation is a classic method for removing earwax. Irrigation involves rinsing the ear canal with warm water which is introduced under a gentle pressure via specialised equipment to reduce the risk of discomfort. An electronic ear irrigator is used, rather than a metal syringe as happened in the past, to avoid damaging the ear. The irrigator has a variable pressure control so that syringing can begin at the minimum pressure. This helps to dislodge and remove wax build up in the ear canal.

Ears irrigation is a widely used and safe technique, but it may not be suitable for everyone, especially those with a history of ear problems or perforated eardrums.

You will be required to soften the wax with olive oil ear drops or spray for 3 days prior to ear irrigation



Ear Irrigation one ear £45

Ear irrigation both ears £65

Ear examination if no wax found £10

Home visits can be arranged for housebound patients.
An additional £20 home visit fee will apply.