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  • 6% (2)
    Theres nothing you can do, iems and ears get dirty and clogged
  • 93% (31)
    iems and ears don't have to get clogged
33 Total Votes  
post #46 of 58
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Originally Posted by fuzzyash View Post

my parents, who are doctors, recommend to not use q tips or the little plastic spoon thing

i used to use the spoon thing but they said it can irritate your ears and cause ear infections easier so i dont use them anymore

what they do that they fill a huge metal syringe with warm water and then flush out my ears and all the wax spurts out 

 

This is what doctors do as well.  It's called irrigating your ears.  Do not use Q-Tips...  Plastic and metal spoons can scratch your earcanal's skin.  this is what leads to infections.  It creates little crevices and openings for bacteria to get in. 

post #47 of 58
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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

Nice write up. I wish someone had told me about using the cold peroxide. I put the peroxide in my ear without warming it up first, and I got so dizzy that nearly faceplanted. It definitely wasn't pleasant.

LOL.

 

Same thing happens with cold anything that far in the ear canal.

 

Think tea cup rides x1000 speed wise. It is a very unpleasant feeling. Not even being "drunk" can aproach that feeling.

post #48 of 58
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Originally Posted by steviiee View Post

I use a little spoon thing to clean my ears.

 

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Originally Posted by ohaider View Post

^me too

 

+1, though that's only for daily cleaning.  Once a month I do this thing where you pour a solution in your ear and then rinse it out.  And once a year every Head-Fier should visit an ENT to get a decent cleaning.

post #49 of 58

There's a better, more thorough way to clean your ears:

 


 

post #50 of 58
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Originally Posted by warrenpchi View Post

 

+1, though that's only for daily cleaning.  Once a month I do this thing where you pour a solution in your ear and then rinse it out.  And once a year every Head-Fier should visit an ENT to get a decent cleaning.

 

It's not ever recommended that you shove any solid object into your ear.  Especially a plastic/metal spoon that can scratch your delicate skin...  Just a warning.

post #51 of 58

Hello... sorry for the up, but it's a very interesting thread.
What about ear cones !? Anyone have tried !?

I already done once, some years ago, and it has removed a ton of garbage...

http://www.peak-nutrition.co.uk/otosan_ear_cones.htm

post #52 of 58

I've wanted to try thoughs for awhile but I'll stick to my Q-tips and peroxide.  When I use the peroxide it gets quite a bit out and I always think I hear just a little bit better after but I think that's just kinda a placebo effect.

post #53 of 58

I used to use Q-tips, and I impacted hard earwax against my eardrum that the audiologist couldn't get out. No need to mention I couldn't hear correctly. Audiologist put me on a treatment of Debrox, and after about a week, the giant slug slipped right out huge and nasty and cool. 

 

Don't put hard objects in your ears, like Q-tips. 

post #54 of 58
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Originally Posted by SoundFreaq View Post

I used to use Q-tips, and I impacted hard earwax against my eardrum that the audiologist couldn't get out. No need to mention I couldn't hear correctly. Audiologist put me on a treatment of Debrox, and after about a week, the giant slug slipped right out huge and nasty and cool. 

 

Don't put hard objects in your ears, like Q-tips. 

 

I know its not good to use them but I don't go very deep at all to avoid that situation, I use them after I shower but I only go about 1/4 inch just enough to clean the area the IEM tips are and use the peroxide to clean out my ears.

post #55 of 58

I produce a large amount of wax.  To keep my IEM's from clogging, I use two things.  Comply foam Tx series tips with wax guard, and this.

Fill your sink with warm water, fill the syringe with water, hang your head over the sink and squirt away.  Cleans things out, no need to go to the doctor, and is very effective.

post #56 of 58
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Originally Posted by ZMan2k2 View Post

Fill your sink with warm water, fill the syringe with water, hang your head over the sink and squirt away.  Cleans things out, no need to go to the doctor, and is very effective.

 

I have a kit like that.  Mine also comes with a de-waxing solution.

post #57 of 58
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Originally Posted by ZMan2k2 View Post

I produce a large amount of wax.  To keep my IEM's from clogging, I use two things.  Comply foam Tx series tips with wax guard, and this.


Fill your sink with warm water, fill the syringe with water, hang your head over the sink and squirt away.  Cleans things out, no need to go to the doctor, and is very effective.
Where is a convenient site or location to buy this? And this has been quite the interesting thread.
post #58 of 58
Just pick one up at your local pharmacy. They may be with the baby stuff, but that's where I got mine.
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