Ear wax is produced by the glands in the outer ear to protect the lining of the ear canal. The ear canal can become blocked when hard wax becomes impacted. This can lead to symptoms of;
- Ear discomfort
- Hearing loss
Impacted wax can be easily removed by irrigation of the ear canal with warm water. If the wax is particularly hard it may need to be softened by using olive oil or sodium bicarbonate drops for a week before the procedure.
The cost of ear examination and cleaning is £130 for both ears. We are happy to provide prescriptions for wax softening drops when indicated.