Originally Posted by M-13
Speaking of ear wax. You guys are aware that asians have different kind of ear wax right? More dry and flaky. No I'm not making this up. Look it up if you must.
Was wondering why I never got ear infections. I leave CIEMs in for like 3~5 hours then have to take them out briefly because the moisture tickles my ear, and then I just re-insert them. Never had to dry my ears for an extended time or anything. Took like a minute or two. I even made them bleed (I liked the feeling of using those METAL rods with a mini "spoon" at the end of it and ended up taking out a bit too much earwax. Don't remember what they're called). Helped a lot too because I had a lot of earwax when I was younger.
I also use Q-tips after every time I shower because the moisture tickles too much. Haven't ever had a problem. Hell if I don't do it for awhile I often take out a bunch of dried earwax (unless it was after a shower, then it was a bunch of wet earwax). That goes to say though I'm pretty sure I have pretty large ear canals and I have trouble hearing high frequencies / sometimes what seems to be a channel imbalance in-between my ears (it isn't centered) (whether that be from the source, headphones, or me, I don't know). Large as in I can almost stick my entire first pinky bone into my ear and clearly feel the first bend. I'm wanting to do a professional cleaning but scared of the pain because doing it on my own too deep was already bothersome (went about to the first bend).
Edited by AyeVeeN - 4/9/13 at 10:19pm