hi everybody my name is Rhys Barber I’m the audiologist here at audiology associates we upload new ear wax removal videos every Monday Wednesday and Friday at 9 p.m. UK time so please consider subscribing hi everybody this is Rhys Barber from audiology associates thank you very much for watching our ear wax removal compilation video today so you can see from our first patient here one ear very blocked up you can see that we’ve got some very hard dry ear wax at the outer portion of the ear canal here but attached to some dry skin behind which is why it hasn’t really migrated out very well so I’m trying to use the standard sizes on the tube here to lift this ear wax from the bottom of the ear canal box it’s quite firmly stuck there so we can start to peel this dry skin way behind so as you can see we’re lifting from the bottom there just trying to free it up from all the ear canal walls you can see how firmly stuck firmly that that ear wax is stuck there at the moment so we’ve got a good grip there now as we pull you can start to see the little ribbon of dry skin that’s been holding all of this in so working this out to the outer part of the ear canal here still trying to hold on to it the difficulty with dry skins it holds on to the ear canal walls really well obviously we don’t want skin coming away from our bodies if we possibly can so this one will hold in really tightly the difficulty we have then is when you’re trained to suction it away especially when you got a grip on this ear wax here it means that the the skin holds everything behind it so we’re going to use the crocodile forceps and I’m just going to slow everything down so you can see this coming away getting a good grip this is on the outer part the ear canal so we’re not in the ear canal at all here and just pulling I was hoping to get this away one long strip but you can see it all coming away there we go just saw the back end of it coming away now if we’re looking again you can see that’s brought the next section forward so we’re gonna get a grip on that one slow in the video down again and just pulling this through you can see a bit more clearly there that long strip of dry skin that’s been holding everything into place and a little bit left at the bottom this will just grab that with the forceps as well patient feeling much much better off this comes away most patients experience that would tell me the experience a bit of edginess afterwards because if you imagine we’ve taken all this old dry skin away it just leaves that kind of itchy sensation of these threats come away and see how long these strips were one was a just over centimeter the other one the same really saw just on the tour now sent bits got a quick to about an inch I think here we are bagged on an inch so you can see that the darker section to the right-hand side of both pieces that was the ear wax but look at how long those strips of dead skin were behind it this is a second patient in the compilation similar story gentleman’s comes through very blocked up on one side very impacted ear wax we seem to again a lot of older dry ear wax coming through at the beginning part of this year so a lots of impacted deeper type ear wax is coming through what we can see here we’ve got a slightly elongated shape to the ear canal so rather it being a more standard rounder shape this is more of an oval shape the ear wax that you can see has an indentation at the bottom to the bottom left-hand side there that’s from using a q-tip patient you’re in desperation has been trying to use q-tips to clear this out just to try and get some relief but unfortunately it’s compressed the ear wax against the ear canal walls which just makes it a little bit more difficult to remove so you can see I’m working down that left-hand side now across to the right hand side trying to unstick this ear wax it’s very very dry crumbly type ear wax this one it’s it’s that we saw in the video on Monday I think it was we had we had a really dry type of ear wax this is a very similar type as well today so just introduce a little bit of olive oil which is going to help to try and loosen this off the ear canal wall just sectioned a little bit into the machine there’s a clear the suction through so you can see I’m adopting the same technique which is just to gently scrape along the surface of the ear wax okay not too deeply but just just as just a really scribble on just a break any looser pieces away you can see the film of all of all those we pass through that layer but see there’s no dark and thick this ear wax has become George loosening here just starting to take some of those pieces away there there we go you can see it’s starting to peel away now from the left-hand side where they aim for this very very narrow pinched Valley here at the bottom just lifting this is just due to the shape of the ear canal it’s because it’s that oval shape we get this very narrow pinch point at the bottom so it’s really wedged in here you can see we’re getting a little bit of movement to the ear wax you know as I’ve said in videos before you feel hold onto the ear wax and gently rock back and forth you look for looser sections of the ear wax you look for where the ear wax has got the most movement and you know that bits gonna come up next but you can see here that it’s really rammed in there now we’re gonna use the Jobson horn to try and break some of this down okay don’t go in too deep with it but I want to be able to break some of it away so that gives me a bit of room in here to peel the sides away so just slowed it down a little bit to watch this coming away here we go you can see we’ve got that front section and we’ve taken some of that little pinched Valley at the bottom away as well now that’s going to cause a groove down the centre of the ear wax which means we can then fold the ear wax in a little bit so you can see here we’ve got that groove now in the centre because we’ve still got this a lot of ear wax debris in that Valley I was hoping a little bit more would come out with the jobs in the horn there but now we’re starting to peel away from the sides you can see it’s a lot easier now we’ve got the room to peel this across there’s bits of dry skin in here which are these long strands you see pulling away from the ear wax there though all those are getting sucked into the machine now we’re gonna work on this dark section at the top here peeling across you can see the white of the dry skin that’s underneath it now trying to lift out of that valley again can you see the white layer there just as we left that’s a bit of dry skin that’s been underneath the the ear wax so we’re just gonna scrape along a surface again now just take any looser pieces away because you can see as we move it you get these little furrows that appear a little bit start lifting from the surface let’s put a little bit more a little bit more olive oil in here so if we can loosen this a little bit more always difficult when you don’t when the ear wax is is pressed against the ear canal walls like this one is you’ve got very little wiggle room especially if you’ve got a very flat surface the ear wax as well which is what we have here so the normal technique of wiggling back and forth doesn’t really work because you can get a grip on it but it doesn’t have the manoeuvrability there’s another room either side to be able to move it out of the ear canal you can see now the ear waxes start to penetrate just above this top section here so it’s gonna be loosening that section away which is why we’re getting that peel now look can you see that coming down so I’m gonna lift this from the back end here just starting to peel some of this section away we’re gonna see lots of flaky bits of dry skin in here I’d imagine looking at the consistency of the ear wax this dry type ear wax you unless it’s very old which obviously this is as well but tends to be when you get really dry skin issues inside the ear canal as well you can see just how much it’s peeling along the could tip healing down how at the top there how firmly attached it was to the ear canal walls here we go son I got a bit of movement to that top right section now really peeling that way you can see the whole top section this ear wax is starting to fold forwards just slow in this down so we can get a grip there we go you can see this coming away so that’s the top section gone and you can see it’s really loosened that that top layer now so we’re gonna get a little bit of movement now let’s see if we can lift up no we’re gonna have to fold forwards down from the top down there we go see the movement to the whole thing and just see the whole side start to move forwards slowing this down again there we go so we’re peeling that top section away now you saw a long string of dead skin coming away behind it then and it’s trying to lift up from this bottom section you can see a lot of that white dry skin there as well you can start to see the pinkness as well to the ear canal walls here where it’s been aggravating the ear canal walls so quite tender for this patient there we go out it pops up behind that little bit of loose ear wax there at the top so I’ll take the other way you’ll see this whole section there we go fold into it there’s another piece there at the tops get rid of that okay so what we’re left with now we can start to see the ear drum there at the bottom we’ve got these two patches of dry ear wax at the top a little tightening Knobbly of ear wax to the bottom right hand corner there as well everything else you see in there is dry skin so I want to get rid of the ear wax first let’s peel this section dough a little bit of olive oil got the cameras clear that way before we do anything else here we go and then we’re going to peel this top section down slowly there we go LT comes we’ve slowed this part the video down again I know you guys have mentioned you like the slowing down so I’m trying to do that as much as I can this little piece here to the right-hand side let’s get rid of that okay now they’re ear canals you can see look how pink and aggravated they are so I’m going to go very gently and see how much the patient can tolerate of clearing some of this dry skin weeks it’s gonna be quite firmly attached and we’re gonna have to dig into it to try and remove it and patient was finding this a little bit uncomfortable now because we got rid of the ear wax the dry skin will dry out and will come away on its own now so we’ll train clear as much as the patient will tolerate but they’ve already sat through quite a bit so you can see the edge and we’ve fixed the problem as far as the hearings concerned rest that dry skin will migrate out you can see how dark ready brown colour long strips in there in the middle lock of dry skin as well so quite a bit coming up one ear it was very deep and impacted thank you very much for watching our video today if you did enjoy the video then please like if you’d not subscribe to idea you’d like to do so you can click the subscribe button here if you’d like to check out some more videos there also up there now if you want to follow us you can do on Facebook Twitter Instagram and also check our website if you want to know a little bit more about us as always guys until the next time take care

Michael Martin

18 Responses


  2. What if you made a video, using qtips, showing us why its not the best choice. I've used them forever and never had a problem

  3. Question:
    2nd patient after introducing olive oil–you pressed on wax and a blob of goo came up the side of the ear canal. What was it?

  4. What was that blob of white that oozed up when you used the Jobson horn to scoop out the bottom section? Was that pus or just a squishy section of dead skin?

  5. Good evening, Rhys, & Thank you for another good video. 👍🏻 Just to let you know there was an ad before the video started:))🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

  6. I have learned so much about the ears wax dry skin etc I love Monday Wednesday and Friday at 9 have a great week end thank you so much for all your time and attention to detail it's fantastic to watch 💞💞🤗🤗🤗🤗

  7. Ahh nothing like watching Mr B at work while eating my dinner! 😁 That poor ear looks so sore for the second patient.

    I always wondered why my ear wax doesn't tend to migrate out of my ear… one is fine, its always the second and there's no dry skin, no cotton buds/q-tips involved, no reason at all that I can think of. The ear canal isn't really that small, I don't believe, it just… doesn't seem to want to come out without a helping hand.

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