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An ear blockage can be uncomfortable, painful, and make it hard to hear. One of the chief causes of such blockages is the build-up of ear wax. Although ear wax itself is perfectly natural, it’s often discomforting when impacted. This being the case, it may be a smart move to seek professional treatment for an ear wax blockage if symptoms become unbearable. If your ears are blocked by wax, book an appointment with the experts at Boots Hearingcare for fast, successful relief.

How much does ear wax removal cost?

Professional ear wax removal costs £35 for one ear or £60 for both. If you’ve bought a hearing aid from Boots Hearingcare, you can enjoy 50% off* wax removal. Please speak to your Boots Hearingcare team for further information.

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What can I expect to happen?
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Select your store and book online to make an appointment
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On the day, we’ll use the latest technology to remove wax and debris quickly and easily
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Within 30 mins you’ll be wax free with before and after pictures to show the difference

What is ear wax and how is it treated?

The natural wax our ears produce forms a defensive layer in the ear canal, protecting against dust, dirt, and bacteria. The body produces this wax of its own accord, but too much can muffle your hearing.

At Boots Hearingcare, our practitioners use a gentle microsuction technique developed by ear, nose, and throat specialists (ENTs) 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?

Professional ear wax removal is a safe and effective method for removing excess ear wax, but you may notice some temporary changes to your ears – especially if the wax has been building up for some time.

The most common of these changes include:
  • Your ears feel cold
  • Greater sound sensitivity
  • Dizziness and/or disorientation
  • Your ear throbbing or feeling sore
The majority of these side effects usually pass within 24 hours as your body adjusts. If there is any throbbing or soreness, we recommend that you keep your ears dry for 24 hours. You can do this by placing a ball of cotton wool coated in Vaseline at the opening of your ear canal. Remember, though, that pushing anything down inside your ear canal could cause damage.

How often should I remove ear wax?

Everyone develops different amounts of wax, and at different speeds. Some people need regular appointments to manage this, others only need occasional ones. Your GP or local hearing health professional will assess and recommend what’s best for you.

What about home removal of ear wax?

It is possible to successfully remove ear wax at home. However, this is only advised if your symptoms aren’t of an urgent nature.

We always recommend that you see a hearing professional or your GP before attempting such measures.

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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Terms & Conditions

*Boots Hearingcare customers who have previously purchased a hearing aid from Boots and paid for it in full are eligible for 50% professional ear wax removal. The offer is not valid on first appointment. Appointments subject to availability. We reserve the right to cancel this offer without notice.
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