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The quality of our hearing can easily be affected by a build-up of ear wax. Whilst the wax itself is perfectly natural, if it’s causing you problems the experts at Boots Hearingcare can help.

How much does ear wax removal cost?

Our Ear Wax Removal service costs €75 and will include a Hearing Health Check.

Wax Softeners and Prevention

Earol Olive Oil Spray
Odinell spray 50ml

Earol Olive Oil Spray 10ml

Odinell Spray 50ml

Use once a week to moisturise the ear canal and soften wax Designed to combat wax build-up, contains camomile to soothe and reduce irritation

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What is ear wax and how is it treated?

Wax helps protect our ears from dust, dirt and bacteria. The body produces this wax naturally, but too much of it can muffle your hearing.

Our practitioners use a gentle microsuction technique developed by ear nose and throat specialists, to remove wax and debris. The procedure is quick, easy and safe.

Typically, both ears can be treated within 30 minutes. Occasionally, some people may need a second appointment, which will be done with no extra charge.  Once wax free, your hearing should improve.

Are there side effects to wax removal?

The microsuction is safe, but you may notice some temporary changes to your ears, especially if the wax has been building up for some time. These include:
  • A cold feeling in your ears
  • Greater sensitivity to sounds
  • Disorientation or dizziness
  • Throbbing, or a sore feeling in your ear
Most of these symptoms will pass within 24 hours as your body adjusts. For any throbbing or soreness, it is recommended that you keep your ears dry for 24 hours. You can do this by placing a ball of cotton wool coated in Vaseline, just at the opening of your ear canal. It is important to remember that pushing anything down inside your ear canal could cause damage.

How often should you have the treatment?

Everyone makes different amounts of wax and at different speeds. Some people need regular appointments to manage this, others only need occasional ones. Your practitioner will recommend what’s best for you.

Can I clean my ears safely at home?

Yes, we've created a step by step guide to help you here, however we always advise to see a hearing professional or your GP for advice.