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High quality custom ear plugs (e.g., http://www.etymotic.com/consumer/hearing-protection/erme.html although all custom plug are essentially the same materials) are essentially identical to the molds used in some hearing aids. Hearing aid users are encouraged to use their aids all day every day. Increased build up of ear wax can be a problem, but can easily ...


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I am not aware of any evidence based research looking at the efficacy of at home ear wax removal. In general the goal is not to make your ear canals 100% free of wax at the microscopic level. Rather, the goal is remove blockages and NOT damage the ear canal. The American Academy of Otolaryngolgoy recommends: Most cases of ear wax blockage respond to home ...


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The NIDCD defines a hearing aid as: A hearing aid is a small electronic device that you wear in or behind your ear. It makes some sounds louder so that a person with hearing loss can listen, communicate, and participate more fully in daily activities. A hearing aid can help people hear more in both quiet and noisy situations. However, only about one out of ...


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This is not remedied with alcohol. It is a form of discoloration. To make them look clean again, use bleach. Silicone can withstand quite a bit of that, but use very warm, not hot/boiling water. This combination also disinfects your gear. After years of exposure to water and humidity, clear silicone can begin to yellow and blacken. This discoloration is ...


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There are some rare anecdotal reports of auditory hallucinations related to oxycodone. For example: Example 1 Example 2 But the half-life of oxycodone is a mere 3-4 hours, so after two days there should have been virtually no oxycodone present. However, according to the same link above, oxycodone and its metabolites are excreted primarily via the kidneys,...


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No, at least not reliably. Each person is different and some tympanic membranes are situated in a pretty direct angle. Even in canals with a steep angle, a strong enough jet just ricocheting off the wall can still generate enough force to be harmful. Don't use any water jet type of thing that was not designed for ears. Some of the dangers are discussed ...


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Since Bipolar disorder is a medical condition you and your brother should find a psychiatrist who can manage your pathology optimally. Even if you trust in this audio-psycho-phonology it is not supported by any scientific evidence so I would advice against using it. Medical therapy (lithium etc) is essential and could be eventually supported by ...


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I was advised to use olive oil specifically by my doctor, he was also very firm in his assertion that the ear should be self-cleaning by virtue of the villi (sp?) - the hairs in the ear canal passing the wax out. Can you put some oil in followed by some cotton wool to seal and then sleep on your side? That would allow body heat to warm it up a bit


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