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Ear wax micro suction community clinic

image of person holding hand up behind the ear

Ear wax is a normal body secretion, which protects the lining of the ear canal. It is sometimes known as cerumen. Usually, it is not necessary to remove wax from your ear, as your body will do this naturally. The amount of ear wax we produce is very individual and it may only become a problem if it is impacted in the ear.

The community clinic service is nurse-led and provides ear wax management, including advice on self management and prevention, ear wax removal and onward referral as required. It is available to adults who continue to experience problems after using olive oil drops for one week and can attend an outpatient department.

The clinic will provide: 

  • advice on self management prior to attending clinic;
  • history to establish any reasons why ear wax removal in this clinic may not be appropriate for you;
  • examination to establish need and to know if there are any reasons why ear wax removal in this clinic may not be appropriate for you;
  • treatment (removal of ear wax using manual methods including micro suction);
  • education and advice on aftercare and the prevention of wax build up.

Self referring

You can self refer by clicking this link for the self referral for community ear micro suction clinic form (opens in new tab) or by phoning the health board’s Communication Hub on 0300 303 8322. Please note, this service is for people 18 years and over.


Community Ear Wax Micro Suction Clinics operate in locations across the health board from Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm. The service is for patients who have received an appointment and we cannot provide a drop in service.


  • Amman Valley Hospital, Folland Road, Glanamman, Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, SA18 2BQ
  • Llandovery Hospital, Llanfair Road, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, SA20 0LA
  • Llwynhendy Health Centre, Llwynhendy Road, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA14 9BN
  • Cwmamman Day centre, Raven’s Industrial Estate, Garnant, Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, SA181NS


  • Aberaeron Integrated Care Centre, Vicarage Hill, Aberaeron, Ceredigion, SA46 0DY
  • Cardigan Integrated Care Centre, Rhodfa’r Felin, Cardigan, SA43 1JX


  • South Pembrokeshire Hospital, Health and Social Care Resource Centre, Fort Road, Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire, SA72 6SY


Self care: management of ear wax



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