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post #91 of 100

Just wanted to post back a quick update. I went to my appointment at the audiologist yesterday and she said my ears were clean. I do have a tendency to build earwaxes, and although I didn't exactly see any big chunks of earwax flying out (I rinse a lot in the shower though), I am happy to say that Debrox worked for me in this case. It sure was a very awkward feeling while doing the impressions when you couldn't swallow for like 8 minutes and you know there is a small pond in your mouth already :blink: .. 

post #92 of 100

What I find happens with me is that whilst the stuff that loosens the ear wax works, the stuff that loosens the ear wax then blocks my ear canal so I have to have it cleaned out at the Doctors anyway!

post #93 of 100

Did you use the pump too, or just the solution? I heard the kit pumps aren't very good.. very glad it worked for me (at least kinda)!

post #94 of 100

I am prone to having excessive wax buildup that decreases my hearing. Could my IEMs be a cause of this in combination to overly active sweat glands in my ears?

post #95 of 100

Subscribed. Thanks for this thread!

 

I remember when I was a kid and had a plugged ear (probably was an infection, don't remember) and the doctor did this. It really was amazing what came out.

 

I use Q-tips only occasionally, because of reasoning I saw in this thread -- it usually just compacts a lot of the earwax.

post #96 of 100

Here is my golden goose: 

http://www.amazon.com/Elephant-Washer-Bottle-tips-Doctor/dp/B005M2B5P0/ref=pd_sbs_121_1?ie=UTF8&dpID=41QLNwQ6reL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR104%2C160_&refRID=1D6WAJ43G4W0DKFAYAZH

 

Top-rated ear wax removal spray bottle that I've used several times that always works with one to two applications. You could probably rig up something similar for $10 if you could find a similar nozzle but if you need relief this is what you want I've tried Debrox and those other alternative but this is the end-all solution that works for me every time without having to go to the doctor.

post #97 of 100

Before I found this spray bottle I used to use IEM's all the time sometimes up to 5hrs at a time, but I gave up on them because it seemed to exacerbate earwax problems. I assume the IEM seal heats up the ear canal and melts wax and irritates I always found myself rubbing my ears...anyone know if there's a tip that allows IEM's to breathe?

 

I have since gone strictly with earbuds and not really looked back. There's some serious budget competitors out there I used $3 Awei ES10 for a long time now I'm trying out $8 Mrice E100 and soon the budget killer VE Monks. 

post #98 of 100
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Originally Posted by earbudaudyo View Post
 

Here is my golden goose: 

http://www.amazon.com/Elephant-Washer-Bottle-tips-Doctor/dp/B005M2B5P0/ref=pd_sbs_121_1?ie=UTF8&dpID=41QLNwQ6reL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR104%2C160_&refRID=1D6WAJ43G4W0DKFAYAZH

 

Top-rated ear wax removal spray bottle that I've used several times that always works with one to two applications. You could probably rig up something similar for $10 if you could find a similar nozzle but if you need relief this is what you want I've tried Debrox and those other alternative but this is the end-all solution that works for me every time without having to go to the doctor.


Link failed FYI.

Amazon 404.

post #99 of 100

Looks like they just raised the price on amazon. I paid $29 for the Elephant Ear Washer and use it annually (Rhino looks like a knock off): 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Elephant-Ear-Washer-Wax-Removal-CLeaner-Lavage-Device-Brand-New-/151642089244

post #100 of 100
After reading through this thread, I am left with these questions:
1. If inserting a foreign object into our ear canals causes our bodies to produce ear wax at a faster rate than they otherwise would, which then requires us to remove the wax with ear-washing kits or with special visits to a doctor or audiologist, wouldn't it make more sense to use other headphone types, such as circumaural (around-ear) or on-ear headphones? I wonder if that's a less-invasive, more natural way to listen to headphones.
I know that that question contradicts the last post that I wrote in a different thread, but I still need responses to both that post and this one.
2. What do professionals--ENT doctors and audiologists--say about how IEM users should care for their ears when it comes to earwax?
3. Do custom IEM monitors cause issues with earwax like non-custom IEMs do? I'd assume so, but thought I should ask anyway.
Edited by Drew Neilson - 7/15/16 at 2:28pm
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