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!
Removing ear wax deep in sound tube?
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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.