Hi, I noticed my tinnitus got a little louder recently, went to the gp and they saw a decent bit of wax, with wax covering my right eardrum. He booked me in for ear syringing 5 days later, and instructed me to use ear drops beforehand. I was all for it until I started researching ear syringing and reading the worrying amount of people who's tinnitus began after syringing, and the amount of people who's tinnitus got worse. To add to this, many doctors say its an outdated method and its a 'blind technique'. So I have decided to cancel the ear syringing and look at other possible options. With regard to ear micro suction, it seems to be more favourable to syringing but still I read many cases where tinnitus was created or aggravated. The best option currently seems to be manual, careful removal by an ENT doctor. So, for someone with mild tinnitus and ears blocked with wax for the first time, what is the safest method of removal? Thanks in advance.