Ear Maintenance & Cleaning?

Discussion in 'General Audio Discussion' started by Killer Fox, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. gslikker

    gslikker Super Member

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    Never use WD40 for your ears, only Deoxit will do.
    For the Golden ears, use Deoxit Gold.
    European Golden ears can use Kontakt Gold 2000
     
  2. Todd Dodds

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    Yeah, but my wife uses the WD-40 for a vaginal contraceptive. Is there Deoxit
    for that?
     
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  3. Killer Fox

    Killer Fox AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Can you guys use ALL CAPS?? I CAN'T HEAR YOU!!
     
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  4. Killer Fox

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    Picked this up last night. Hopefully it will work.

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  5. blownsi

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    I just use the home kit from the drugstore. It's essentially a bulb for warm water rinse with some drops that are comprised of something like peroxide and oil.
     
  6. Will S.

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    Ear flush can often be performed at walk-in clinics for very reasonable rates. Look in to it before you start sticking things in your ears that may damage them.
     
  7. Poinzy

    Poinzy Super Member

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    I use a syringe and warm water. I can't remember the last time I used ear drops.
     
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  8. Tia

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    So I come to AK for info and entertainment. From WD40 as a contraceptive to air chisels. Nice job :)
     
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  9. pappylon

    pappylon AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I've used the drugstore kit with limited results...sometimes takes several uses over several days to get relief.
    Remembering Doctor visits in the past consisting of the pressure flushing, I looked for a DIY solution. It came to me in a flash one day while flossing my teeth. Waterpik. Believe me it works fantastically. Mine has adjustable pressure, so keep it low as possible so as not to damage the eardrum. Do at your own risk and use caution, but you will be amazed. Use warm water, takes about 1 minute, you're done. Thank me later.
     
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  10. sKiZo

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    Works for me ... a couple times a day till the ears flush clean. Only complaint I'd have is the limited shelf life - if it din't fizz when you put it in ... it's dead, Jim ...
     
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  11. DaveVoorhis

    DaveVoorhis Super Member

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    Pro-tip: If it comes out the other ear, you've probably gone too far.
     
  12. braincramp

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    My wife claims everything goes in one ear and out the other in my case.
     
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  13. arts

    arts Super Member

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    You Sir,are not alone......
     
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  14. doctor fuse

    doctor fuse Well-Known Member

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    When I have a cold (like NOW!), I still use Q-Tips. Dipped in hydrogen peroxide.
    I have also used these hippy ear candles, that you get your sweetie to hold in your ear as you lie on each side. The soft, gentle vacuum created by the combustion of the lit wick, gently sucks out your ear wax. It's fun to look at what you get, too! :crazy:
     
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  15. Pio1980

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    Sherwood Monoject 412 irrigation syringe and warm water.
    Have two that have lasted 30 plus years.
     
  16. Old Guy8

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    Eardrops as kits direct over a few days. As it softens, wax often blocks canal for muffled hearing. Until wax soft enough for warm water syring to flush out.
     
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  17. HH-Bham

    HH-Bham AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I use the debrox kit mentioned and pictured above. But a regular warm bath also does the trick. I'm visiting my parents in Florida this weekend and looking forward to soaking in the hot tub -- clears out the wax very well.
     
  18. jcamero

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    I had mine flushed at the Doctors while seeing him for vertigo. I was sure he was trying to flush it out the other side, (ear).
     
  19. hifibill

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    A doctor once told my put nothing smaller then your elbow in your ears..
     
  20. Awesomeaudio

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    :rflmao::rflmao::rflmao:
     

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