It’s Not Just Earwax Anymore!

In the past, Hearing International reviewed the racial implications of cerumen as well as how it is removed in various parts of the world. So when the story broke about the use of earwax in personal identification, it was a discussion that we could not resist.   Recently scientists from the Monell Center in Philadelphia, PA (USA)  have used analytical organic chemistry …

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Ear Candling… A Triumph of Ignorance Over Science

A few years ago Hearing International briefly touched on the topic of ear candling or ear coning as part of a larger discussion of cerumen management.  While ear candling is an obscure procedure in many parts of the world, there are places where alternative medicine advocates use the procedure to address many ear problems.  The procedure supposedly creates a…

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