Ear Wax Week – Day 4

Ear Wax Week – Day 4

How to prepare for wax removal


If you suspect you have wax best to check with your doctor or audiologist. They can have a look in your ears and tell you whether or not wax removal may be necessary. If wax removal is needed it is best to soften the wax prior to your appointment for wax removal. Softening the wax will make wax removal quicker and more comfortable.

We recommend using Audiologist Choice drops for 3 nights prior to wax removal. We do not recommend putting drops in your ear if you have a hole in your ear drum. 

  • Put 5 to 10 drops in each ear to soften the wax. Lay on your side with the opposite ear facing down and stay in this position for approximately 15 minutes. This will help keep the drops in the ear. 
  • Repeat in the opposite ear, if necessary
  • 5 to 10 drops is about 3 hard squeezes on the bottle
  • It may be easier to have a family member or friend assist with the drops

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Drop by any of our 6 clinics to pick up Audiologist Choice Drops!

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