O_O I've never heard of this ever happening to anyone. Maybe they do it differently in England?
I wanted them to syringe it, or wash it, but Drs don't do it here unless it's a hugely ongoing problem because it can burst your eardrum and they've been getting sued left right and centre.
When i was 10 i got my right ear washed with pressure water, i haven't had any problems with my ear drum. In fact my hearing got so sensitive that i used to wake up to a very little noise.
I don't know what you mean with 'syringe' though, if it's the vacuum cleaning, i've heard that might be dangerous for the ear drum. But if you mean the pressure water cleaning, it's not a big deal.
It's just, as far as i remember, dr had given me an ear drop and i had to use it for a week before they washed inside my ear. When i asked him why he wouldn't do it right off, he told me that the wax required to get soften before they wash it.