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Ear Irrigation Services in Ruislip | Harrow | Wembley | Hampstead | Harrow

At Cleaner Ears, we are a team dedicated to providing top-quality microsuction ear wax removal services. Led by Jo Jolly RHAD, MSHAA, an experienced ex-nurse with over two decades of expertise in audiology, our team is committed to your ear health and comfort.

Ear irrigation, also known as ear lavage or ear flushing, is a method used to clean out the ear canal. It involves gently flushing warm water or a saline solution into the ear using a specialized syringe or a device designed for this purpose.

This procedure is typically performed to remove excess earwax buildup, which can cause discomfort, impaired hearing, or sometimes even ear infections if left untreated.

When is Ear Irrigation Needed?

Ear irrigation may be recommended in the following situations:

  1. Excessive Earwax: When earwax accumulates and hardens, it can block the ear canal, leading to hearing problems or discomfort.

  2. Impacted Earwax: Sometimes, earwax becomes impacted (deeply lodged in the ear canal), which cannot be easily removed through normal cleaning methods.

  3. Foreign Object Removal: If a foreign object such as small insects or beads gets lodged in the ear canal, irrigation can be used to safely remove it.

How is Ear Irrigation Done?

The procedure is typically performed by a healthcare professional and involves the following steps:

  1. Examination: The healthcare provider examines the ear canal using an otoscope to assess the extent of blockage or the presence of foreign objects.

  2. Preparation: Warm water or a saline solution is prepared at body temperature to avoid dizziness or discomfort during irrigation.

  3. Irrigation: Using a syringe or a specialized irrigation device, the warm water or saline solution is gently sprayed into the ear canal. This helps to soften and flush out the earwax or foreign object.

  4. Post-Irrigation Examination: After irrigation, the healthcare provider may examine the ear canal again to ensure that the blockage has been adequately cleared.


  • Avoid Q-Tips: After irrigation, avoid using cotton swabs or other objects to clean inside the ear canal, as this can push wax deeper or cause injury.

  • Follow-Up: Depending on the reason for the irrigation, your healthcare provider may recommend periodic follow-up visits to monitor ear health.

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