Update on Practice Guidelines for Aural Care (Wax Removal)
Following an initial period of consultation, the draft BSA wax removal guidance was removed to allow further consultation from additional experts in the field. This decision was taken to ensure that the draft guidance incorporated as many expert views as possible.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) are incorporating guidance relating to wax removal into their ongoing work on hearing loss. We have therefore taken the decision to pause further development of our guidance until publication of the NICE guidance at the end of the year. This will avoid any potential for conflicting guidance in the field of ear wax removal.