Ear syringing, also known as aural irrigation, is a common procedure used to remove excess earwax and debris from the ear canal. It involves gently flushing warm water or a saline solution into the ear canal using a syringe or bulb syringe, which helps dislodge and flush out accumulated earwax.

Ear syringing is typically performed by the GP.

While generally safe and effective, ear syringing should be done cautiously to avoid causing injury to the ear canal or eardrum. It is important to consult a healthcare professional before attempting ear syringing, especially if there is a history of ear infections, perforated eardrums, or other ear-related conditions. Additionally, certain individuals, such as those with a narrow ear canal or a history of ear surgery, may not be suitable candidates for ear syringing and may require alternative methods for earwax removal. Overall, ear syringing can provide relief from symptoms caused by impacted earwax and improve hearing, but it should be performed with care and under appropriate supervision to ensure safety and effectiveness.