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:

  1. Use olive oil or bicarbonate of soda drops to soften the wax
    (this can be purchased from a pharmacy).
  2.  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).
  3.  If your GP does not offer this service they should refer you to your local ENT department.
  4. 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.