What do I do if I have a build-up of wax in my ear(s)?
In the event of developing what appears to be impacted wax, on the side of your cochlear implant, you should try the following steps:
- Use olive oil or bicarbonate of soda drops to soften the wax
(this can be purchased from a pharmacy).
- See your GP for ear syringing or suction
(note: syringing should only be undertaken by an experienced practitioner as there is a very small risk of perforation which should be discussed with you).
- If your GP does not offer this service they should refer you to your local ENT department.
- If there is a possibility of an ear infection, then please follow the Management of Ear Infections protocol
If you have any questions or concerns please contact the team.