Help and frequently asked questions

Is there a link between a wax blockage and hearing loss?


A wax blockage may give you mild, temporary hearing loss. For this to happen, the wax has to completely block the canal or press on the eardrum.

Some people ask their GP to syringe their ears again and again, because their hearing is not what it used to be. In most instances, they do not have any wax blockage to remove.

If you often have difficulty hearing the television or radio, or you miss words in conversation, you may have hearing loss caused by a condition in the middle or inner ear. In this case, your GP should refer you for a hearing test.