Manual Ear Wax Removal

Manual ear wax removal involves the use of special tools to physically remove ear wax.

Middle aged man getting a manual ear wax removal from a audiologist

What is manual ear wax removal?

Manual earwax removal involves the use of specialized tools to remove the ear wax from the outer part of the ear canal.

Sometimes it helps to physically lift the piece of ear wax if it is quite solid and deep. Often, however, manual removal will be used in conjunction with other, more advanced techniques.

For instance, if one undergoes Water Irrigation, then a tool known as a ‘Jobson Horne’ may also be used in order to remove any compacted wax that the water may otherwise be unable to flush out. 

When will I know there is a problem with earwax?

Ear wax (or ‘cerumen’) is a naturally occurring substance that is produced by the ceruminous and sebaceous glands of the outer ear canal. It protects the ear canal by lubricating, cleaning, and fighting bacteria. In the UK, it is estimated that 2.3 million people per year have problems with ear wax. As a result, the wax gradually builds up to form a solid mass instead of being disposed of in everyday life as normal. Another common occurrence is the overuse of cotton swabs or bobby pins on the ears; much of the time, this can result in wax being pushed farther into the ear canal. This can result in serious complications. If you experience any of the following, you are advised to contact one of our specialists as soon as possible. The quicker the diagnosis, the quicker the treatment; the quicker the treatment, the quicker the recovery!
  • A feeling of ‘fullness’ in the ear
  • Ear pain or soreness
  • Hearing difficulties
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • Itchiness inside the ear
  • Liquid discharge from the ear
  • Noticeable odour from the ear
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • Nausea
Do not attempt a manual removal yourself if you have any of the above symptoms. In many cases, this can make things far worse. It is always preferable to get the advice and treatment of the experts.

Important Earwax Removal Terms & Conditions

For all wax removal appointments we take a £40 non refundable deposit at the time of booking. This amount can vary if you choose to have a home visit earwax removal instead.

To avoid additional appointment charges we strongly advise putting olive oil generously into your ears for at least 3-5 days prior to your appointment. Please turn up to your appointment 5 minutes before in order to fill out your medical and consent form.

Failure to turn up on time for your appointment may result in us being unable to take your ear wax due to lack of time.

For the full Terms and Conditions please see the “Ear Wax Removal Policies” section on our website –

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Explore our full range of specialised earwax removal options, tailored for optimal results and your comfort. Just £40 for one ear, or £70 for both!

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