Ear Syringing Treatment for Blocked Ears

Blocked ears can be uncomfortable, affecting people of all ages. Ear syringing, performed by our experienced doctors, is a common and effective treatment for blocked ears, to safely remove earwax and restore normal hearing. This article explores ear syringing as a treatment, highlighting its benefits, considerations, and alternatives.

What is Ear Syringing?

Ear syringing or ear irrigation is used to remove excess earwax or deposits from the ear canal. Earwax naturally protects the ear from dust and bacteria. However, it can sometime block your ears, leading to symptoms such as hearing loss, earache, tinnitus (hearing noisess in your ears) or dizziness.


Before ear syringing, our doctors assess the extent of the blockage using an otoscope. Patients can soften the earwax at home with drops to make it easier to remove. During the procedure, warm water is gently injected into the ear using a syringe or irrigator, which painlessly removes and flushes out the softened earwax. Our doctors then examine the ears again to ensure successful removal.


Not suitable for everyone:
Ear syringing is not suitable for everyone, especially those with ear problems, infections or certain medical conditions. People with a perforated eardrum or a current ear infection should avoid it.

Possible risks:
Although generally safe, there is a small risk of complications such as infection or injury, which is minimised when performed by our qualified practitioners.

We recommend that our patients book a follow-up appointment to see our doctors after the procedure to treat any residual discomfort, if symptoms persist.

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If you’re experiencing blocked ears or related symptoms, we encourage you to take the next step towards relief. Our online booking system makes it easy to schedule an appointment with our experienced doctors. Click the booking link below to conveniently book your appointment and take the first step towards clearer and healthier ears.

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