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Calls for NHS to restore earwax removal services

As a survey reveals almost 70% of respondents try to remove their earwax themselves, the Royal National Institute for the Deaf (RNID) is urging the restoration of earwax removal services on the NHS.

The Limping Chicken blog reports that the RNID’s survey uncovered a variety of home-made techniques using hairclips and toothpicks among other methods.

Perhaps most worryingly, 10% of the survey’s 1,500 respondents reported that their attempts to remove earwax made the problem worse or even led to them needing medical attention.

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