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Ear hygiene & wax removal
Old 28th October 2018
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Ear hygiene & wax removal

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And that's bad?
Well, it depends on context of course, but I didn't hear many "creepy" sounds from the One so far, so that'll just be that poster talking out of his ass.

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where are the Overtones why is the sound so muddy?
Old 28th October 2018
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Once wax starts to itch in your ear then it's a problem. Some people (like me) have more than usual buildup of wax, no olive oil doesn't help in this situation (tried it). Self-cleaning, my ass. If it were self-cleaning, then wax would be deposited outside of the ear where it wouldn't cause any issues.


In any case that was a humorous jab, nothing more.
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Well, it depends on context of course, but I didn't hear many "creepy" sounds from the One so far, so that'll just be that poster talking out of his ass.



I am sure I don't have to say this but just in case, DO NOT STICK THOSE THINGS IN YOUR EARS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

Your ears are self cleaning and if you really need to clear wax then a drop of olive oil once a day will help soften any hardened wax.
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Once wax starts to itch in your ear then it's a problem. Some people (like me) have more than usual buildup of wax, no olive oil doesn't help in this situation (tried it). Self-cleaning, my ass. If it were self-cleaning, then wax would be deposited outside of the ear where it wouldn't cause any issues.


In any case that was a humorous jab, nothing more.
I too have abnormal buildup of wax and have had numerous issues and talking downs from doctors over sticking things in your ears to clean them. All this does is force wax inwards as the ear canal is effectively a cone. But I appreciate your humorous jab (pun intended).
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I too have abnormal buildup of wax and have had numerous issues and talking downs from doctors over sticking things in your ears to clean them. All this does is force wax inwards as the ear canal is effectively a cone. But I appreciate your humorous jab (pun intended).
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Once wax starts to itch in your ear then it's a problem. Some people (like me) have more than usual buildup of wax, no olive oil doesn't help in this situation (tried it).
Something i wanted to open a thread about but always forget...

I was shocked the first time went to doctor and had my ears cleaned. The amount of wax and debris in there is insane. And i would clean then regularly. Everyone else who did the same treatment told the same story - they couldn't believe the amount of debris. It just builds up over the years. As i was going home from the doctor i was in disbelief, walking thru the town hearing all those loud noises around me. It was pretty intense. I was 29 years old when i did that "treatment" first time.
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Something i wanted to open a thread about but always forget...

I was shocked the first time went to doctor and had my ears cleaned. The amount of wax and debris in there is insane. And i would clean then regularly. Everyone else who did the same treatment told the same story - they couldn't believe the amount of debris. It just builds up over the years. As i was going home from the doctor i was in disbelief, walking thru the town hearing all those loud noises around me. It was pretty intense. I was 29 years old when i did that "treatment" first time.
Not sure if DIY is a good idea.

But I get this done once a year as the ocean wreaks havoc on my ears.
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Something i wanted to open a thread about but always forget...

I was shocked the first time went to doctor and had my ears cleaned. The amount of wax and debris in there is insane. And i would clean then regularly. Everyone else who did the same treatment told the same story - they couldn't believe the amount of debris. It just builds up over the years. As i was going home from the doctor i was in disbelief, walking thru the town hearing all those loud noises around me. It was pretty intense. I was 29 years old when i did that "treatment" first time.
Dip one of these in warm water and wisp around all the way down to eardrum, it collects all kind of debris, bushes, logs, old pyjamas, rock falls, bird tweets, orcestral farts at dinner table, angry debates with wife, crying kids etc, everything you have heard collects in the bottom of your ear, its also a nice feeling and wont hurt your eardrum!
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Dip one of these in warm water and wisp around all the way down to eardrum, it collects all kind of debris, bushes, logs, old pyjamas, rock falls, bird tweets, orcestral farts at dinner table, angry debates with wife, crying kids etc, everything you have heard collects in the bottom of your ear, its also a nice feeling and wont hurt your eardrum!
OMG this is the worst advice DO NOT PUT THESE IN YOUR EAR. Talk to a Doctor or Ear specialist if you don't believe me.

Maybe a mod could separate these ear health posts to a new thread for us as this is a very important subject?
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Been doing that for years and my ears are still fine
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Been doing that for years and my ears are still fine
why you shouldn't put cotton buds in your ear - Google Search

Is there a Doctor in the house?? This is very important.
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Something i wanted to open a thread about but always forget...

I was shocked the first time went to doctor and had my ears cleaned. The amount of wax and debris in there is insane. And i would clean then regularly. Everyone else who did the same treatment told the same story - they couldn't believe the amount of debris. It just builds up over the years. As i was going home from the doctor i was in disbelief, walking thru the town hearing all those loud noises around me. It was pretty intense. I was 29 years old when i did that "treatment" first time.
Excellent topic and I can very well relate to that. Though maybe a bit distracting here and a good topic for a seperate thread.

Speaking of myself, being hyper sensitive to all kinds of sensory sensation, my hearing is very sensitive, too. According to the doctor at about -10dB and almost flat frequency response in comparison to what is considered as being a 'normal' hearing threshold. She also said this phenomenon is not that rare but most people just never question their perception of loudness, they just think 'ugh, that ambulance siren hurts, don't you think?'.

I had my ears cleaned by the doctor once and almost couldn't stand all the sudden additional loudness in everything, so I prefer to just let them have the normal dayly washing routine and get away with a loudness level I can bare.

I guess being hyper sensitive also made me being interested in music, sound and synthesizing from an early age. I listened to my grandma playing the piano for hours and I could sink so deep in the pure sound that to me it was like a parallel universe to discover. I guess this kind of microscopic hearing is also the reason why I'm only feeling emotionally moved by free running, rich harmonic analogue oscillators with a phasey sounding detuning in synthesizers. They seem to have a life of their own to me, like cats have their own will. You can make music with almost anything that produces sound but analogues like old Prophets, Oberheims, CS synths, they tend to catch my heart and grab my emotions, all just through soundwaves to the ears.

I bet a lot of gs users can relate to that and may have a very sensitive sensory sensation that led them to all things concerning sound...

Enough distraction ofc back to the One
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Been doing that for years and my ears are still fine
But it is indeed very common residues of cotton are left behind and build up in the ear.
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why you shouldn't put cotton buds in your ear - Google Search

Is there a Doctor in the house?? This is very important.
What, just because of fear of a punctured eardrum? Meh, when done right there's no fear of doing that.

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But it is indeed very common residues of cotton are left behind and build up in the ear.
That's why you use warm water with it, you don't use dry q-tips to do that...
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Dip one of these in warm water and wisp around all the way down to eardrum, it collects all kind of debris, bushes, logs, old pyjamas, rock falls, bird tweets, orcestral farts at dinner table, angry debates with wife, crying kids etc, everything you have heard collects in the bottom of your ear, its also a nice feeling and wont hurt your eardrum!
Look at an ear



You're pushing crap deep into your ear by doing that!
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What, just because of fear of a punctured eardrum? Meh, when done right there's no fear of doing that.



That's why you use warm water with it, you don't use dry q-tips to do that...
Please guys do not listen to this, if you have ear concerns speak to your Doctor. I have experienced the debilitating excruciating pain of an infected ear canal and had blocked ears on numerous occasions over my 41 years on this planet and have been through the whole rigmarole of dealing with this problem over and over. Take your Doctors advice, not some random on the internet.
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You don't have to listen to me. I'm just saying it's worked for me for years and there's no signs of hearing damage or pain for me at all. Just gotta know how to do it right.
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Please guys do not listen to this, if you have ear concerns speak to your Doctor. I have experienced the debilitating excruciating pain of an infected ear canal and had blocked ears on numerous occasions over my 41 years on this planet and have been through the whole rigmarole of dealing with this problem over and over. Take your Doctors advice, not some random on the internet.
You have special curvy ear canals!

The warm water softens the wax in which the debris is stuck into, i have used this method for 80 years(im 94) and my ears has actually gotten to dry. I also got this recommendation from my doctor, the ear drum can withstand 130db, a cotton stick is 96.8dB just above CD quality!
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Never clean your ears out of wax... It is your only protection against bonobo monkeys....

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Please guys do not listen to this, if you have ear concerns speak to your Doctor. I have experienced the debilitating excruciating pain of an infected ear canal and had blocked ears on numerous occasions over my 41 years on this planet and have been through the whole rigmarole of dealing with this problem over and over. Take your Doctors advice, not some random on the internet.
+1. Use Waxsol if you refuse to go to a doctor.
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Look at an ear

You're pushing crap deep into your ear by doing that!
That picture is not accurate i argue, peoples ear canals differs in curvitivity, some folks have had both ear drums ruptured by disease and they self heals if let alone. Here is real picture of eardrum as you can se its not much angles around in where debris can collect, it can and do ofcourse thats why warm water is so nice!

Sometimes doctors deliberately punctures eardrum to drain goye out!

Last edited by Don Solaris; 29th October 2018 at 03:52 PM.. Reason: some images removed
Old 28th October 2018
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To borrow a line from an old Q-Tip commercial, "Never stick anything inside your ear...except your elbow."
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That picture is not accurate i argue, peoples ear canals differs in curvitivity, some folks have had both ear drums ruptured by disease and they self heals if let alone. Here is real picture of eardrum as you can se its not much angles around in where debris can collect, it can and do ofcourse thats why warm water is so nice!



Sometimes doctors deliberately punctures eardrum to drain goye out!
Yeah, my ears are quite different to eachother in shape.

I ruptured 1 ear drum, painful.

If you want to stick q tips in your ears that's ok, at 94 you've probably become pretty good at it.
Old 28th October 2018
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why you shouldn't put cotton buds in your ear - Google Search

Is there a Doctor in the house?? This is very important.
Will a practice manager do? I manage an otolarygology clinic with 3 locations and 7 providers. I have personally met dozens of patients who did permanent damage to thier hearing with Q-tips. I have met thousands with cerumen impaction from Q-tips.

The good news is that you don't have to believe me. Peer reviewed articles in otolaryingology journals say the same thing. Google says the same thing. Or you could just read the warning that's actually on the box of the Q-tips themselves.

Don't go all flat earth with this: it's very important and easy... All you have to do is not do it. Just because you can clean a loaded gun doesn't mean you should.
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why you shouldn't put cotton buds in your ear - Google Search

Is there a Doctor in the house?? This is very important.
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Will a practice manager do? I manage an otolarygology clinic with 3 locations and 7 providers. I have personally met dozens of patients who did permanent damage to thier hearing with Q-tips. I have met thousands with cerumen impaction from Q-tips.

The good news is that you don't have to believe me. Peer reviewed articles in otolaryingology journals say the same thing. Google says the same thing. Or you could just read the warning that's actually on the box of the Q-tips themselves.

Don't go all flat earth with this: it's very important and easy... All you have to do is not do it. Just because you can clean a loaded gun doesn't mean you should.
I had wrongly "assumed" people to understand they should ""be gentle"" when go down, not poke Q Tip like a bajonett into their ear drums!
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Something i wanted to open a thread about but always forget...

BIG syringe and warm water. Put it into the ear, stand above the sink and press firmly until you feel a mild pressure against the ear drum. Use distilled water since regular water contain stones. Water must be warm! If you use cold water you will lose the balance in your head and fall on the floor. Don't press too hard on the syringe neither. You don't want to cross the threshold of pain on your eardrum, as you risk damage. Once damaged there's no going back. So do it rather gently with a couple of repetitions. Clean it 3-4 times a year.

I was shocked the first time went to doctor and had my ears cleaned. The amount of wax and debris in there is insane. And i would clean then regularly. Everyone else who did the same treatment told the same story - they couldn't believe the amount of debris. It just builds up over the years. As i was going home from the doctor i was in disbelief, walking thru the town hearing all those loud noises around me. It was pretty intense. I was 29 years old when i did that "treatment" first time.

My wife did this once, too, with her ears.

So much debris we had to pile it all into a dumpster outside the doctor's office afterwards! I found one of my childhood toys -- a little green plastic army soldier -- in the midst of it!
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That picture is not accurate i argue, peoples ear canals differs in curvitivity, some folks have had both ear drums ruptured by disease and they self heals if let alone. Here is real picture of eardrum as you can se its not much angles around in where debris can collect, it can and do ofcourse thats why warm water is so nice!


Sometimes doctors deliberately punctures eardrum to drain goye out!
So it's the goyim cluttering up my ear drums?! I knew it!
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I was shocked the first time went to doctor and had my ears cleaned. The amount of wax and debris in there is insane. And i would clean then regularly. Everyone else who did the same treatment told the same story - they couldn't believe the amount of debris. It just builds up over the years. As i was going home from the doctor i was in disbelief, walking thru the town hearing all those loud noises around me. It was pretty intense. I was 29 years old when i did that "treatment" first time.
I've spent the last hour browsing youtube, watching disgusting & at the same time satisfying medical wax removal videos, I just couldn't stop looking. I've never done it so far but considering doing the procedure next week.
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I’ve cleaned my ears with Q-tips my entire life and will be 50 years old next year. I have perfect hearing according to my last hearing test seven months ago. I will say though, that I am extremely careful how I use Q-tips to clean them. I certainly don’t push things further down into my ear canal, that’s for sure.
Regardless, the latest medical advice (at lesst in the UK) is don’t do it. Don’t insert anything in your ear.
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The advice I got was to never try and put something smaller than your elbow into your ear.
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