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Improve your PB- get your ears cleaned
« on: June 14, 2019, 06:32:49 PM »
Thought I was losing, hearing, no surprise after 500 shows or so. Hearing is fine, wax was removed. Wow much better sound! :facepalm:

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Re: Improve your PB- get your ears cleaned
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2019, 07:21:57 PM »
What sort of Doc did you go to for this? Ear Nose and Throat or just a regular Doc?

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Re: Improve your PB- get your ears cleaned
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2019, 09:42:38 AM »
Ear doc. Ask him how he will do it. Vacuum method worked good for me 2x, then the last guy I went to used a water jet, now I have tinnitus in that ear. Fucker! :angry3:

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Re: Improve your PB- get your ears cleaned
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2019, 06:10:56 PM »
ENT. Gonna go in every year I think. Everything sounds better, and the static I was experiencing in my left ear during loud stuff is gone. Apparently the ears can mistake loud music for physical contact. I know, sketchy source. Regardless cleaning them out is night and day. Like 20% better.

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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2019, 06:12:06 PM »
Regular doc may have the wax sucker, way back my PCP did it.
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Re: Improve your PB- get your ears cleaned
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2019, 04:54:39 PM »
My hippie, health food store friend swears by ear candling.
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Re: Improve your PB- get your ears cleaned
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2019, 05:54:59 PM »
My hippie, health food store friend swears by ear candling.

Yeah, I have had the same experience.  As crunchy as I am, I just can't see that as a functional method of removing earwax except that I may listen better afterward because I was ear candled. Who knows though, I have heard positive things and people keep going back to get it done.

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Re: Improve your PB- get your ears cleaned
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2019, 09:38:45 AM »
ive doone the candles, and they take ALMOST all of your ear wax out which is too much IMHO. 
like a thick log filling the candle cavity, unreal.

the warm water flush by an ENT much preferred to the vaccum, but ymmv

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Re: Improve your PB- get your ears cleaned
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2019, 09:03:29 AM »
Do any of you use q-tips regularly? I don't go super far into the canal. But I hardly get any wax when I do.
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Re: Improve your PB- get your ears cleaned
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2019, 11:14:22 PM »
Do any of you use q-tips regularly? I don't go super far into the canal. But I hardly get any wax when I do.

i get about the same amount of wax out with q-tips every time. i only ever use them after a hot shower, i go deep enough but not quite to ear drum

i certainly would not go get it professionally done if there was ANY risk of tinnitus, i have that (after popping my eardrum in the ocean) and it sucks
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Re: Improve your PB- get your ears cleaned
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2019, 03:46:29 AM »


Did you know there are two types of earwax, wet & dry, and that it's genetic?
https://udel.edu/~mcdonald/mythearwax.html


"Some people have earwax that is wet, sticky and yellow or brown; other people's earwax is dry, crumbly and grayish. Variation at a single gene determines which kind of earwax you have; the allele for wet earwax is dominant over the allele for dry earwax. The allele for dry earwax appears to have originated by mutation in northeastern Asia about 2,000 generations ago, then spread outwards because it was favored by natural selection. It is very common in eastern Asia, becomes much less common towards Europe, and is very rare in Africa."




I don't trust Mayo Clinic for everything but they are not exactly full of balloon juice. They don't care for ear candling.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/consumer-health/expert-answers/ear-candling/faq-20058212


"Ear candling — a technique that involves placing a lit, hollow, cone-shaped candle into the ear canal — can cause serious injury.
Research shows that ear candling is ineffective at removing earwax and is also not an effective treatment for any other conditions. In fact, the technique can actually push earwax deeper into the ear canal. Ear candling can also lead to:


Deposits of candle wax in the ear canal
Burns to the face, hair, scalp, ear canal, eardrum and middle ear
Puncture of the eardrum
If you develop an earwax blockage, avoid ear candling. Instead, consult your doctor about simple steps you can take to safely and effectively remove the wax."

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Re: Improve your PB- get your ears cleaned
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2019, 04:39:25 PM »
ive doone the candles, and they take ALMOST all of your ear wax out which is too much IMHO. 
like a thick log filling the candle cavity, unreal.

the warm water flush by an ENT much preferred to the vaccum, but ymmv

that's the wax from the candle, not from your ear.

ear candling is quack "medicine"
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Re: Improve your PB- get your ears cleaned
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2019, 05:44:18 PM »
I had a doctor once who shared a saying on the subject of ear wax management: 'don't put anything larger than your elbow into your ear'. Unless you have a more serious problem, they're one of those parts of the body that self-regulate very effectively. That said, I do enjoy an ear fuck (q-tip) about once a week, although I would never go inside because that can cause impaction (more of an ear tease?).

It would be interesting to critically listen to something that I know very well, and then again after a cleaning. I would imagine it would be louder to me at an equivalent volume, which many people grade as sounding 'better' (which is why ABX tests make everything the same loudness).

 

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