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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 and painful when impacted. When this happens, professional ear wax removal with Boots Hearingcare is the easiest and safest option for treatment for just £50.

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How much does ear wax removal cost?

Professional ear wax removal costs £50. During the appointment, we will remove wax in both ears, check your overall ear and hearing health and advise on ear care

3 Steps to effective ear wax removal
Book an appointment
Book an appointment at one of stores
5-7 days before the appointment use a treatment to soften the ear wax
During your appointment we'll show 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 ear 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 safely clean your ears 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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Using state-of-the-art technology, you no longer have to suffer in silence with the symptoms of ear wax impaction. Our dedicated team are here to help you find the quickest, most effective method of treating your ear blockage.

If ear wax has become a real problem for you, consider getting it professionally removed with Boots Hearingcare