How long does the ear wax removal process take?

If you are suffering from impacted earwax removal and are wondering how long the earwax removal process takes, keep on reading.

The duration of earwax removal can vary due to a variety of factors, including the method of earwax removal being used, individual factors, and the amount and consistency of the earwax. Here is a vague overview of the durations to expect:

Ear Irrigation

This method involves flushing out the ear canal with water using a syringe. The process can take up to 30 minutes to achieve the desired effects, however, the time can vary based on the amount of impacted wax. Water Irrigation should be carried with caution as it can sometimes result in infections and the sensation of ear fullness.

Manual Removal

Using objects such as cotton buds to remove earwax can take anywhere up to 10 minutes, however, the process usually pushes most of the wax deeper into the ear canal. This method can impact earwax further, ultimately making it harder to remove the wax.


Micro-suction earwax removal often takes around 15 to 30 minutes to complete. This process guarantees the most effective cleaning and is also the safest method of earwax removal. Contrary to other methods of removal, micro-suction earwax removal does not have any side effects and is relatively pain-free.

These durations mentioned are general guidelines, actually, durations will vary depending on individual factors. Contact Ear Wax Care today and book either a clinic or at-home micro-suction earwax removal service so you can get back to clear ears in no time.

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