hi everybody my name is Rhys barber I’m
the audiologist here at audiology associates thank you very much watching
our video today if you’ve never come across one of our videos before or if
you haven’t looked at the channel before what we do here is post ear wax removal
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at the end of the week so enjoy the video and I shall see you at the end hi
everybody this is Rhys barber from audiology associates thank you very much
for watching our ear wax remova video today this ladies come through with some
quite dry hardened up ear wax a little bit of discomfort in the ear as well so
quite a feeling of almost like a pressure sensation in the in the ear so
we’re using the standard sized Zoelner tube here just to remove this ear wax so you
can see it’s quite dry on the outer part here holding together quite well
sometimes a little bit difficult to get a grip on with the suction when it’s
this dry just wiggling it back and forth trying to work this out of the
the ear canal just held in with a little bit of a little bit of dry skin it’s not
uncommon to get these kind of dry skin issues with dry ear wax like this because
it’s part of the reason the ear wax stays dry doesn’t pick up as much of the oil
from the ear canals if you’ve got quite dry skin in there just trying to bend the
ear wax forward so bring it down from the top so that we can maybe look at getting
behind it in a second just wiggling it out trying to inch it
out very very slowly maybe that’s on its way out you see a little bit of dry skin
there see or folding into the end of the suction machine
there’s the dry skin you can see this attach to the ear canal wall so that ear wax
wasn’t coming out because that dry skin was almost embedded in there it’s quite
difficult to remove that with a suction tube it’s quite noisy for the
patients we’re going to switch to the Jobson horn just to break that dry skin
away there’s the ear drum you can see the ear drum looks a little bit white you can
see dull light reflex and a lot of blood vessels come to the surface so a little
bit pressure put onto the ear drum from behind on this one which would account
for what some of the fullness of sensation a little bit of the discomfort
they’ve been experiencing so this is the same patient with the second ear now so
you can see what quite dry ear wax on this one as well when you see the eardrum
pushing out like that or the blood vessels come to the surface it means
that something usually fluid is putting pressure from behind and that fluid can
be either sterile or it can be infected when the eardrum looks white like that it
tends to look as though it’s maybe a little bit of middle ear infection just
starting to brew behind the eardrum in the space there so this is a very dry
crumbly ear wax now on this second ear so we’re using the Jobson horn to go in and
take this ear wax away just breaking it away piece by piece if you’ve watched a lot
of our videos you’ll know that when we use the Jobson or we tend to like to use
the jobson horne for a little bit and then to go in and remove any of the more
crumbly bits of ear wax that have broken away by using the Jobson on just to tidy
it up a little bit before we start to use the horn again you can see the
same problem here what I’m pulling down there is a flap of dry skin again you can see it’s just pulling from all
directions there so this is the culprit of why this this ear wax has been holding
in here you can see it just pushing together there you’ll see there’s more
dry ear wax caught behind this as well just trying to get this this dry skin
tends to be really tough to remove it because it’s usually really kind of
anchored in there so just using the Jobson horn to manoeuvre this out see it
pulling down to the base of the ear canal there look it’s tough old stuff this you can see we’ve pulled that
flap of skin now out of the ear so we can get to what’s behind it which is a
little bit more dry skin and a little bit more dry ear wax so we’re just gonna
suction what we can get to there you can see this little flap of dry skin
hanging around the outside part of the ear canal just gonna use the crocodile
forceps know just to pull this out maybe I can see just how long that that piece
of dry skin was so that helps to get that out of the way so that we can
concentrate on what’s behind it there we go you see it’s almost like a pocket of dry
skin that we’re pulling away here just starting to break away in the end of the
crocodile forceps there trying to find a little bit of an edge
you can see that it’s pulling away to the side so just trying to get
underneath that let’s just start now shear a little bit now that’s still
coming away so back to the zoellner tube now there we go we can see a little bit of
skin underneath that blob of ear wax that we just pulled away now we’ve removed that
drier skin which has been holding everything else into place it’s quite
easier than to go in okay now I wanted to show you this ear drum you can see
that we’ve got a really bulging ear drum you can see the drum is distended very
white all the blood vessels are at the surface so this certainly looks like a
middle ear infection so if this patient doesn’t get some antibiotic it’s quite
soon this ear drum is going to pop this is what we were moved from the yes you
can see a lot of dry flaky bits of ear wax that’s in centimeters and inches there
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96 thoughts on “7CM/3.5 INCHES OF EAR WAX REMOVED – EP 131

  • Since you’re part of a group, do you then refer them to a specialist in the group to treat the infection and I’ve always wondered, what happens if the ear drum, as you say “pops”?

  • Just one look and you make me feel happy, even before I see the inside of the ear. Just a lovely person with amazing aura!

  • Yesterday I was in a 17 hours long binge watching ear wax removal videos session and I forgot to feed me kids :/ My neighbours called child support services and I got the 3rd strike which means they take away my children. Anyways

  • I'm still binge watching your videos so I can catch up & I'm almost done! I'm a new subscriber and I 💜 your channel! Tfs 😊

  • Does anyone else hold their breath willing the skin not to break?🤗🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

  • Oh man! Not fair that I just got this notification. I'm not at home with coffee (and biscuts haha). I would've stayed home! Great video. These are my favorite.

  • I loved your video today. When I see the skin stuck. I wonder how it gets to the spider web of wax. Is there a spiderman of wax? Lol!! Then you pull lenghts of wax out. Spider waxman to the rescue! Ready to save the Day! 👏👏👂
    👌👀👀See you next time Spider Waxman!

  • That was a fantastic video! I appreciate how informative your video is. I just had a quick question. Would there be a problem if you are swallowing, and there is a "clicking noise" in your ear? I have had it most of my adulthood years, but I was wondering if it might have been scarring from past ear infections when I was younger. THANK YOU FOR ANSWERING MY QUESTION!!

  • Oh so satisfying! That was great! The second ear was especially satisfying…..it had so much going on. Glad the patient came to you in the nick of time!
    As per your usual, Excellent Tuesday video! Keep up the great work! 👂😍

  • Rhys, how many of your patients are hearing aid users? My 19 yo daughter has wax issues due to wearing her aids a lot.

  • It comes down to one fact this man has not seen a Dr. In 50 + years
    Any Dr I have seen looked in my ear
    These conditions take years to develop
    Most responsible people get a yearly check up on fact many insurance companies and employment require an examination
    I truly question who and where these patients come from
    These problems no doubt occur in third world countries poverty stricken areas
    From cradle to grave most people go to doctors on a yearly basis where a doctor or nurse looks in their ears
    Any doctor or nurse who would look in an ear and see this condition who insist the patient see a Dr.
    This is why I question just where these people come from
    I won't accept an answer that they are just regular people or they had no idea or someone has no idea of this mess .

  • Thanks, as always! Poor patient, those ear drums look painful! I have had two ear infections as an adult and they are not fun!

  • so i have a question: which sort of headphone/earbuds would you recommend to prevent wax/debris buildup and/or pain in the ears? thanks for the content!

  • Really enjoy your videos, you have an excellent technique and always put the patient’s comfort first. Thank you for including inches as well as centimeters!!

  • When do you decide to add oil to such dry earwax? I went through all your vids this weekend and am thoroughly hooked. So professional with just a dash of wit. Thanks guys !!!

  • I started out as a popaholic. I have to say though this is my new guilty pleasure. 😂 I sure hope the infection heals up.

  • Is there a certain health condition or symptoms of knowing you have is build up? I would love to have my ears cleaned but don't think there is anything present.

  • Thanks Rhys for the awesome video once again. I’ve been looking into going to one of your clinics; my ears have been popping for 8 months now and the ENT doctor couldn’t see anything wrong with it. He suggested hay fever but the sensation’s still here in the winter. The GP said she could see bubbles behind my eardrum but now they’re apparently gone. Do you have any idea what might be wrong?

  • This makes me wish I had the issues I had with my ears in the 90's/early 00's to get treatment and appreciate it via the internet.

    Thankfully, and sadly, my ears have been in great health for over 15 years… bah!

  • I think it's interesting to hear Mr. Barber use the phrase "inch it out" being that the UK is on the metric system. Lol. I'm from the US, so it just tickled me.

  • Oh Rhys, I watched an ear canal cleaning today on You Tube that would have made you cry. There was no identification, or named Institute. It was only listed as an ear canal cleaning. In the notes section there was a mention that the patient was under general anesthesia because the patient couldn't handle the pain from the first two attempts without it. Rhys, it was so horrible. I knew it wouldn't be able to match the quality of your videos. I just wanted to take a peek at the competition. This nameless person used the same tools you have but used them very differently. He started with the suction thing and used it by stabbing at the wax pushing it deeper into the canal. When that created a canal full of pieces, he swithed to a currette still stabbing and scraping. It started to bleed. He went to the other ear with the same tools and the same outcome. Then back to the first ear and used the alligator forceps and did scraping with it. By now the canal was filling up with blood. He tried to suction the blood out and the camera showed the tool pushing through the blood and floating pieces of ear wax and at this point I don't know what he was doing. But he went to the other ear and did the same thing. The suction thing came out and a Q-tip like cotton balls were put at the entrance of the ear canal so the blood wouldn't spill out. And was made sure they were secure. And the same was then done to the first ear. Rhys, I believe this was abuse. The only reason I decided to tell you about it is because I hope you can find the video, check to see if I am overreacting, and talk to the You Tube people about it. Maybe you could talk them into putting up some kind of warning. A real warning that this is an extra disturbing video. You can confirm this with me. You can tell You Tube. I will talk to them about it. I know you are really busy. I am so sorry to bring this to you, but I can't stop seeing a suction tool passing through a pool of blood. Thank you for being someone I could turn to when I didn't know what to do. It's OK if you don't feel this is something you should get involved with. It really is OK. This is a Big Ask.
    Robin Roshto

  • I would really like to see the ear completely clean. Not just unblocking the eardrum but all of the ear to the ear canal entrance please.

  • Hello!! I had extreme pain in my ear the other day, and I went to the doctor once blood and fluid started to leak out, and he told me my ear drum ruptured because of pressure from an infection 🙁 What will happen to my ear now, particularly the drum?

  • OK, this may be a stupid question but why can't the eardrums of adults have gromits fitted? I had my sinus drained but it didn't clear my inner ears so there is always pressure there. I wish they could just be popped and suctioned out. Would love to see that too!

  • I swear you're like Frosty The Snowman, to me! Because you're such a jolly happy soul, and I ♡ the commentary and mannerisms. The BEST ear wax removal channel!!

  • Is it wrong of me to really enjoy watching these wax removals ?? I mean I Would sit here for hours if I could and watch them… Oddly satisfying.

  • Loved the second ear – dry skin and long piece – fabulous to watch! You just know when those crocodile forceps head in there and start to wiggle, something good is about to happen!

  • “Let’s see what’s behind it…. oh a little bit more dry skin….and a little bit more dry wax.”

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