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5.0 out of 5 stars Perseverence, 2 Aug. 2011
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This review is from: AcuLife Ear Wax Removal Syringe (Personal Care)
Ok, so I bought this item on the strength of the positive reviews. I received it and waited patiently while putting olive oil in my ears for one week. After the week was over my ears were more blocked than ever with oily gunk and my hearing in my left ear was non-existent. Therefore, I couldn't wait to use the ear syringe and clear it all out. So I finally got to work- did everything as per the instructions and only got tiny millimetre sized bits of wax out. After about 10 goes in each ear I gave up. My ears now felt more waterlogged than ever and my hearing was even worse. Feeling despondent and a bit worried I decided i'd have to face going to see the nurse to get things done professionally.

In the morning I woke with my left ear still very blocked and the right ear feeling sticky. I went online to Amazon UK and US and read all the reviews for this device- one thing became clear- success seemed based on perseverence. So I thought 'what the hell' I'll give it another try. Now I sat patiently by the sink and must have filled the damn syringe well over 100 times BUT... It worked!

To start with I got nothing much except the small bits of wax like before- but I kept going trying various angles and as much pressure as I could generate. Suddenly I had a aching pain- and a fear that I had done something horrible- but what I now realise is that this must have been the pressure on my ear canal as the force of the water dislodged the obstruction. With the pain came a sudden relief and on the end of the syringe nozzle was a huge glob of wax and tissue paper that must have been laying dormant for months to years. It was roughly 7.5mm in diameter and surprised me that it could even fit in my ear. But I didn't stop there- enthused I kept going and, after another 15 mins of squirting, another equal sized lump came out. Gradually I came to understand the process- whenever a lump was dislodged I would find the water stopped draining so freely from my ears and I got that 'underwater hearing feeling- which was a signal to keep going, and eventually there'd be discomfort and then another huge lump would appear. When both ears became truly clear- the water squirted in would drain out in 2 or three 'pops'.

All in all this process took about an hour and a half, in which time around 6 lumps were removed. My hearing is greatly improved and my ears feel clean for the first time in years.

If at first you don't succeed- try and try again!
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Initial post: 22 May 2012 15:08:59 BDT
L. Little says:
I laughed out loud with this review! Detailed, funny and helpful! Thank you

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Oct 2013 13:01:53 BDT
poppy says:
Funny Ha Ha yes,
Helpful NO!
I am now totally deaf in one ear & on antibiotics.
The leaflet from my GP says earwax is naturally there to provide a protective layer for the eardrum & ear lining, occasionally it can harden and that's why we are here reading these reviews.
Please read the comment I have left tagged onto - the most helpful critical review, on how to soften earwax safely.
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