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Ear Wax Removal in Swords, Malahide & North County Dublin

Safe, Comfortable Ear Wax Removal

We offer ear wax removal by both irrigation and micro-suction which allows us to be versatile and meet your individual needs. 

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Ear wax is naturally produced by the glands in the outer third of your ear canal. It helps to lubricate and protect the skin in your ears. It also has antibacterial properties and helps to repel dirt. It's only a problem when it builds up and completely blocks your ear canal. That's hard, occluding ear wax completely blocking the ear canal.

Sometimes ear wax can build up in your ears, this can be annoying and affect your hearing.

Covid-19 & Safety

We follow both Government guidelines and those of our national association to ensure we offer our services in a completely safe manner. We have introduced a standard triage questionnaire for all appointments and we ask you to wear a mask when you arrive. Temperature is taken on all patients on arrival. Our clinic setting is completely sanitised between patients and we only use one-time equipment during our procedures.

Symptoms Of Earwax Blockage

There are a couple of easily recognised symptoms of ear wax blockage which we detail below. It is important to note that if you feel that you have suddenly lost your hearing, it is important to get it checked out quickly. While it is probably just earwax, you can't be sure so you need to get your ears checked as quickly as possible.

  • a feeling of fullness in the ear
  • the sensation of hearing everything muffled
  • mild tinnitus
  • sudden hearing loss after swimming or showering

If any of these symptoms sound familiar then you could have excess ear wax blocking your ear canal.

Our Earwax Removal Services

At Better Hearing, we offer both types of ear wax removal service because we feel it allows us to be versatile and meet your individual needs.

Irrigation: This is where a soft pulse of water is sprayed into the ear canal to loosen and flush the wax away.

Microsuction: A gentle suction is used to remove wax and debris from the ear canal.

Micro-suction Ear Wax Removal

We introduced micro-suction earwax removal services as part of our commitment to offering cutting edge care to our Patients. Microsuction is a safe and comfortable procedure that does not introduce any liquid to the ear canal. It is often faster and less messy than irrigation. At the end, we leave you with a clean and healthy ear.

Why Microsuction?

As we said microsuction is a safe and comfortable method of earwax removal, no liquids are introduced during the procedure which is undertaken with a microscope and a finely balanced medical suction device. We can see the ear canal and what we are doing during the procedure, which makes it exceptionally safe. With no liquids involved, it is especially comfortable for a Patient and it is usually undertaken in a few minutes. You should use oil for a couple of days in your ears to help soften the wax.


There are no contraindications to micro-suction.

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Irrigation Ear Wax Removal

Ear irrigation consists of pumping water into the ear canal at a controlled and steady rate, to dislodge and flush out ear wax. As the water runs out, a metal basin is placed beneath the ear to collect it and any ear wax it has flushed out. We use a special irrigation pump which means that the water pressure is completely controlled, making the procedure very safe.

Why Irrigation?

If you have impacted the wax, pushed it against your eardrum, irrigation may be a better option. It will wash the wax of the eardrum without us having to physically get close to it. For some types of ear wax, irrigation is a better option for wax removal.


If you have ever had a perforation of your eardrum, irrigation can not be undertaken.

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We offer video otoscopy before and after any earwax removal procedure so you can see your ear canals before and after on our computer screen. Please contact us if you would like any more details on this service or you would like to speak To Us About Earwax Removal

Call us on 01 845 6611 for earwax removal in Swords, Malahide or North County Dublin

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