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Anyone ever get their ears cleaned by an ear dr?
Old 24th July 2007
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Anyone ever get their ears cleaned by an ear dr?

I went this morning to get them cleaned. WOW talk about having a new set of ears!! Anyone else get this done?
Old 24th July 2007
Wow, does it really make a difference? Did insurance cover it?
Old 24th July 2007
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Yeah - I did that once after a bout of sinusitis. Man, I could not believe how much stuff came out of them!

And yes - the world sure does seem to have a lot more high end on it after that... it's like someone turned up the gain and turned off the low pass filter!
Old 24th July 2007
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I did recently, for the second time in maybe 5 years. The hearing was starting to fade, the high freq were gone and sometimes my ears went silent. The doctor pulled out the dirt in a minute and I was ready to enjoy music again.

Old 24th July 2007
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Not only was it like night and day, but it felt awesome! My guy used a high powered ear syringe with luke warm water. Amazing!
Old 24th July 2007
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My guitar played just had his cleaned and said it was disgusting how much crud came out. he feels great and can hear great now. I'm itching myself to give it a go.
Do a search though as this was brought up a while back.
Spa's also do the "Ear Candling" but i'm not sure which is best.
Old 24th July 2007
I've heard earcandles are very risky! You can damage your ears with them.
Old 24th July 2007
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I've had it done twice in my life after sinusitis-type illnesses, and yes, it's amazing.

However, I did once turn up to the surgery *asking* to have it done as I thought my hearing was getting dull and was turned away - the nurse said it was dangerous for the eardrums if not actually required. Maybe that was just BS to save NHS money (I was in the UK then), but just a potential word of warning.
Old 24th July 2007
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Let me add an additional warning about ear candling....while it can be effective, the dangers are very real. Never let anyone clean your ears who isn't a licensed and board certified otologist!

Originally Posted by Allesmachine View Post
I've heard earcandles are very risky! You can damage your ears with them.
Old 24th July 2007
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Old 24th July 2007
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i did it once
both my ears were screwed

and it was the most satisfying moment ever
the water came out brown
with chunks of goo the size of pennies

my dad told me apparently we have odd shaped ear canals
that dont let the wax out as well as they should

everymonth i use this stuff called 'ear clear'
its a liquid that goes down and sort of 'eats away' at the goo
then it comes out easily
Old 24th July 2007
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The wax is in there for a reason. It's for protection.
If your going to get your ears cleaned out, use caution afterwards. Take the opportunity to start taking better care of your ears and get a nice set of ear plugs as well.
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