Ear irrigation guideline
Excessive wax should be removed before it becomes impacted, which can give rise to tinnitus, hearing loss, vertigo, pain and discharge. The experienced practitioner can use his or her clinical judgement on the best method for wax management and removal. These recommendations have been developed to assist practitioners in gaining experience and knowledge in the provision of ear care. This summary explains the procedure for ear irrigation that should be only carried out by an experienced healthcare worker who has received recognised training in ear care and the use of ear care equipment.