Anyone had their ears syringed recently? Unfortunately I find that I need to have this done every few years. Last week I was beginning to get the all to familiar deafness feeling when I woke in the morning and after a couple of days one ear totally blocked. I know form experience that it requires a few days softening treatment with eardrops before syringing, so I did this and made an appointment to see the nurse at my local health centre. She had a look and confirmed that my ear was blocked with wax (as if i didn't know!) but ther went on to advise me that it is not policy now to syringe unless it was a very last resort. So she advised me to keep using olive oil drops for at least another week, but i know from past experience that it won't have much effect - if any! Just wondered if anyone has been 'syringed' recently or is it common policy not to do it anymore?