Had blocked ear for 3 weeks and finally been to doctors today to get ear irrigation done and it hasn't worked as the nurse says the wax is hard and to use olive oil to soften it. I don't like using oil as it makes me feel deaf and it sets my anxiety off really bad cos don't like the feeling. I'm back to doctors on Thursday for another ear wash out and I fear it's not going to work again. This is getting me so down as I normally have good hearing does anyone know what will happen if the wax doesn't come out? Will the nurse use an instrument to try scrape it out or do I have to be referred to an ENT specialist for this done?