• Level 3
  • 4 - 6 Hours Duration
  • 1 Year Certificate

Ear Irrigation Training

This ear irrigation training is aimed at registered nurses and carers providing ear care to service users.

Gain the required skills

This ear irrigation training is aimed at registered nurses and carers providing ear care to service users.

Importantly, the course will teach basic ear care and how to irrigate the ear confidently and safely.

If you have already completed a practical session and are looking for a refresher, please click here.

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Course Summary

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • How to examine the ear
  • Common ear problems & foreign bodies
  • Complications
  • Risk assessing
  • Infection control
  • Documentation and record keeping
  • Ear irrigation (syringing)
  • Practical session

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Ear Irrigation Training FAQs

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    Where Do You Deliver The Ear Irrigation Training?

    We can deliver this training at your premises, as long as it's within the UK. Also, wehave our own venues in the Midlands if you don't have access to a training room. In addition, we are able to deliver this training virtually using Zoom (Zoom sessions for this course will only be available for Theory only sessions)

    Do You Sell The Ear Irrigation Equipment?

    Yes, we do, we have put together an all-in-one starter kit that includes everything you need to start your new ear irrigation service.

    Who Is This Ear Irrigation Training For?

    This training is for anyone working within the health and social care sector.

    How Many Delegates Can I Have On One Session?

    We will deliver this training for a group of up to 12 delegates. Similarly, for larger groups we can either provide multiple trainers on the same day or run multiple days to get everyone trained.

    Will Attending This Training Make Me Competent?

    In short, no. No classroom-based training course can give you full competency - be very wary of anyone claiming they can. However, our classroom-based assessments are designed to bridge the gap between classroom learning and workplace competency, we will provide you with the relevant workbooks and competency pro-formas to be observed and signed off within the workplace according to your local policy. We have put together this handy blog and video content to explain how this works - click here to read.

    Who Will Conduct The Training?

    One of our expert clinical tutors, these are either Nurses or Doctors with an abundance of clinical and complex care experience and knowledge - so you'll be in great hands! Furthermore, we will let you know who is doing the training in advance, you can check out their skills and experience by finding them on our meet the team page.

    Can I Set Up My Own Service And Offer Ear Irrigation Privately?

    That depends, CQC have guidance which be be found by clicking here. Caring For Care will not be held liable for delegates not checking this guidance before booking.

Welcome to our Ear Irrigation Training Course (ear syringing course)!

Our Ear Irrigation training course (also called ear syringing) is designed to teach healthcare professionals the proper techniques for safely and effectively performing ear irrigation.

Ear irrigation is a common procedure used to remove earwax and other foreign objects from the ear canal. It is a quick and non-invasive way to improve ear hygiene and alleviate discomfort.

During our training, you will learn how to properly prepare for an ear irrigation procedure, how to use ear irrigation equipment, and how to troubleshoot any issues that may arise.

Furthermore, our experienced instructors will provide hands-on training to ensure that you feel confident and competent in your ability to perform ear irrigation.

Upon completion of our course, you will receive a certificate of completion that you can add to your professional portfolio.

Our ear irrigation training is an essential skill for any healthcare professional, and we are confident that you will benefit greatly from our comprehensive course.

Enroll in our ear irrigation training course today and take the first step towards improving your ear irrigation skills!

We use the propulse ear irrigation machine for the course.

If you have already completed a practical session and are looking for a refresher, please click here.

Course Outline: Ear Irrigation Course (Ear Syringing Course)

Anatomy and Physiology:

This section of the course focuses on understanding the structure and function of the ear. Participants will learn about the different parts of the ear and their roles in hearing and balance.

How to Examine the Ear:

Participants will learn the techniques for examining the ear, including using an otoscope to visualize the ear canal and eardrum. They will learn how to identify signs of ear infections, blockages, or other abnormalities.

Common Ear Problems & Foreign Bodies:

This module covers the common issues that can affect the ear, such as earwax buildup, otitis media, and foreign bodies in the ear canal. Participants will learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of these conditions.


Participants will gain knowledge about potential complications that can arise during ear irrigation, such as pain, bleeding, infection, or perforation of the eardrum. They will learn how to prevent and manage these complications effectively.

Risk Assessing:

This module focuses on the importance of conducting a risk assessment before performing ear irrigation. Participants will learn how to assess the suitability of a patient for the procedure and identify any contraindications or precautions.

Infection Control:

Participants will understand the importance of infection control in ear irrigation procedures. They will learn about proper hand hygiene, the use of personal protective equipment, and the sterilization and cleaning of equipment.

Documentation and Record Keeping:

This section emphasizes the significance of accurate documentation and record keeping in ear irrigation. Participants will learn how to maintain comprehensive and detailed records of the procedure, patient information, and any adverse events.

Ear Irrigation (Syringing):

Participants will learn the technique of ear irrigation using a syringe. They will understand the procedure’s steps, including preparing the equipment, positioning the patient, and performing the irrigation safely and effectively.

Practical Session:

The course includes a hands-on practical session where participants will have the opportunity to practice ear irrigation techniques under the guidance of experienced instructors. This session allows participants to gain confidence and proficiency in performing the procedure.

Throughout the course, participants will also learn about patient communication, maintaining a comfortable and safe environment, and ensuring patient dignity and privacy during ear irrigation procedures. The aim is to equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform ear irrigation competently and safely.

Course Duration

The Ear Irrigation Training course takes about 4 to 6 hours to complete. It’s a course where you will learn important things about cleaning ears. You will have enough time to understand how to do it right and practice doing it yourself. The course includes both talking about it and trying it out with the help of our friendly instructors.

Who is the training for?

The Ear Irrigation Training is for people who work in healthcare, like nurses, doctors, and medical assistants, and help take care of ears. It’s also good for people who work in places where they clean ears, like audiology clinics or doctor’s offices. Our trainers will explain everything in a way that’s easy to understand, so you can learn and do a good job.


Had a great full day of training, we completed the Ear Irrigation course with John Starr. Two of us travelled from Northern Ireland to London for this training. John was brilliant, he kept the whole training session very interesting and was very informative! We had lots of theory before doing the hands-on training in the afternoon. Really enjoyed it and feel confident leaving the training. Many thanks for all your help John! Highly recommend ☺️

Course Summary: Ear Irrigation (Ear Syringing) Training

The Ear Irrigation Training course helps people learn how to clean ears safely and effectively. In the course, participants will discover the different parts of the ear and how they work. They will also learn how to examine the ear using a special tool called an otoscope. Participants will understand common ear problems and what to do if something gets stuck in the ear.

The course teaches about the risks involved and how to keep things clean and germ-free. Participants will also learn how to write down important information.

The course includes practical sessions where participants get to practice cleaning ears using a special tool. By the end of the course, participants will feel more confident in their ability to clean ears properly and keep people comfortable and safe.

We also sell a range of propulse equipment and consumables, including an all-in-one starter kit.

Click here to view ear irrigation products.

Learning Outcome

After completing the Ear Irrigation Training (Ear Wax removal training), you’ll:

  • Understand the ear’s workings and parts.
  • Use an otoscope to examine the ear and detect common issues or foreign objects.
  • Handle complications during ear irrigation.
  • Assess risks and take safety measures.
  • Ensure cleanliness to prevent infections.
  • Accurately document the ear cleaning procedure.
  • Use a syringe correctly.
  • Communicate effectively with patients.
  • Gain hands-on skills.
  • Provide patient-centered care with respect for dignity, privacy, and safety.
  • Safely and effectively perform ear irrigation for healthy ears and patient satisfaction.

Questions and Answers

What qualifications do you need to syringe ears?

To syringe ears professionally, you typically need to be a qualified healthcare professional, such as a nurse or a general practitioner (GP).

They have the necessary training and experience to safely perform ear irrigation.

How do you become a professional ear wax removal?

To become a professional in ear wax removal, you typically need to pursue a career in healthcare. This might involve training as a nurse, audiologist, or ENT specialist (ear, nose, and throat doctor). These professionals have the skills and knowledge required for safe and effective ear wax removal.

Can anyone train to do ear wax removal?

No, not just anyone can train to perform ear wax removal professionally. It generally requires healthcare-related qualifications and specific training to ensure the safety and well-being of individuals seeking ear wax removal services.

Proper training and qualifications are typically required to ensure safe and effective ear wax removal. Healthcare professionals like nurses, audiologists, or ENT specialists usually receive specific training to perform this procedure safely.

Do you have to be qualified to remove ear wax?

Yes, it’s important to be qualified to remove ear wax professionally. Qualified healthcare professionals have the necessary expertise to assess and perform safe ear wax removal procedures, reducing the risk of injury or complications.

Attempting to remove ear wax without proper training can be unsafe and should be avoided.

What is a professional ear wax removal called?

A professional ear wax removal is often called “ear irrigation” or “ear syringing.” It’s a procedure performed by qualified healthcare professionals to safely and effectively remove excess ear wax from the ear canal. This helps individuals with earwax blockages or build-up regain their hearing and alleviate discomfort.

Can anyone train to do microsuction?

Microsuction for ear wax removal requires specific training and expertise. While it may be open to certain healthcare professionals, it’s not something that anyone can train for without the appropriate qualifications. Training in microsuction typically involves learning how to use specialized equipment to safely and precisely remove ear wax from the ear canal.