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Ear Irrigation

​Ear irrigation is a routine procedure used to remove excess earwax, called cerumen, or foreign materials from the ear.

Production of wax is normal and it helps lubricate and protect the tympanic membrane and the walls of the ear canal. Generally, the outer canal is cleaned by a natural movement of wax outwardly. However, some people secrete more wax than others and form a build-up that leads to the formation of plugs.

Indications you may require ear irrigation:

  • Ringing

  • Clogged ear sensation

  • Slight pain

  • Partial or total hearing loss

  • Irritation and / or itching

These treatments are performed by one of our nurses with support from a Nurse Practitioner. In preparation, you will be asked to administer oil drops daily prior to the appointment.