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Removing ear wax deep in sound tube?

post #1 of 4
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Hey all. I was trying to clear out some ear wax that built up on one of my CIEM's sound tubes today. While I got some of it out using the ubiquitous cleaning tool, the rest got lodged deeper into the tube (almost touching the driver). I've been looking around for a viable extraction method but all I found was an expensive Jodi-Vac hearing aid vacuum. Does anyone else have a solution for removing the debris while ensuring the safety of the driver? Thanks!

post #2 of 4

is your wax dry flakey type or the wet orange goo?

 

My wax is the first type and I use a q-tip and isopropyl alcohol.  I unravel a little sliver of cotton to get way in there, and give it a twist.  If its right next to the driver, you could end up damaging it though... even with a little sliver of cotton.

 

Not sure how to get the orange gooey stuff out of there.

post #3 of 4
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Mine is also the flaky kind. I might try the cotton swab, but I'm hesitant about using alcohol. Thanks!

post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 

Just tried the cotton and a it's a bit too soft. The wax is a rather large piece.

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