You Think You Clean Your Ears Right, But Do You Have This Earwax Remover?
May 10, 2021
I don’t like opening up about the problems I’ve experienced with my earwax. It’s a really disgusting topic to cover, really.
I hated using cotton swabs when I was a kid. I once pushed one too hard and got scared that I could become deaf. My mom says it was so traumatic for a 5-year-old me that I couldn’t stop crying for a couple of days.
Then after many years of putting it off, I finally tried using cotton swabs again - as an adult, I got used to them pretty quickly, it wasn’t too bad I’d say. Why did I go back to cotton swabs? I figured I might be in danger of impaired hearing.
In so many years of not cleaning my ear canals the earwax in my ears became so packed I started having hearing problems - that’s what my doctor told me. Moreover, I started hearing ringing sounds in my ears, and turned out I had tinnitus.
However, using cotton swabs only made it worse. Little did I know that cotton swabs are bad for ear cleaning in general - they only push the earwax further, making it harder and harder to hear.
I started seeing my doctor quite frequently as nothing could help me - I tried using sprays, pumps, different types of cotton swabs, and so on. My problems only grew bigger.
I needed to think fast - I was afraid I could actually lose my hearing forever. The last thing my doctor could do for me was an operation. And let me tell you I’d be happy with such a turnout. But my insurance wouldn’t cover it...
Honestly, these were some of the most terrifying moments of my life. I couldn’t do anything to make it go away as nothing worked. I didn’t have enough money to cover my operation as well. It was devastating.
Tvidler saves the day
One morning I was scrolling through my Facebook feed. Suddenly, this thing called Tvidler caught my attention. Of course, I don’t usually check ads, but back then I was just hopeless, so I decided to do my research.
Apparently, Tvidler was a little tool that grips the earwax and pulls it out instead of pushing it further as cotton swabs do. They look like tiny soft corkscrews - you just need to put the soft end into your ear and pull the wax out.
Remember me telling about my old fear of pushing the cotton swab too far into my ear? Tvidler is designed so it won’t cause any damage - the ends of these little tools are short and super soft.
Finding Tvidler actually gave me hope then. I remember thinking that I had nothing to lose at that point, so trying out this little guy was all that I could do. And, surprise surprise - it worked!
Can’t lie, cleaning my ears with Tvidler was disgusting. But it felt heavenly satisfying at the same time. I couldn’t believe that there was so much space in my ears - I pulled a huge amount of old wax stuck in my ears for years.
Tvidler worked perfectly. I just twisted it right into my ear and easily broke up the buildup of wax. The difference before and after was night and day.
The ringing in both of my ears stopped immediately. And it felt like someone unmuted everything around me (at that point my hearing problem was severe). The only word that suits that situation is ‘magic’. I cried with joy - the sounds I heard were crystal clear.