Woman Complains She Can’t Hear Before Doctor Removes 15 Years’ Worth Of Wax From Her Ears

by Ileana Paules-Bronet
Ileana is the Editor of Original Content at LittleThings. She grew up in upstate New York and Oregon and now lives in Queens, NY. Ileana graduated from Skidmore College with a degree in sociology. After graduating, she attended the Columbia Publishing Course in New York City, then worked as in marketing at Oxford University Press. Since transitioning to editorial, she has written for sites like BuzzFeed, HuffPost, and Unwritten. She has also worked for local newspapers and magazines in upstate New York. In her free time, you can find Ileana watching Law and Order: SVU, eating ice cream, and spending time with her dog.

If you’ve ever gotten water in your ear, you know how uncomfortable it can be. Not only does it affect your hearing, it can also cause minor pain and discomfort.

One woman in Vietnam was so scared of getting water in her ears that she didn’t clean them — for 15 years. Eventually, the wax buildup began to affect her hearing.

When she went to a doctor at a clinic in Phu Tho Province to tell him about her hearing loss, he took a look in her ears. The amount of wax he saw was astounding.

The doctor, Tuan, immediately got to work removing the wax from the woman’s ear. He used a hook-like device to scrape out as much wax as possible.

With a tiny camera, the doctor filmed the process.

In the video, you can hear the woman making noises — apparently the procedure hurt a bit. Luckily, the entire process only took four minutes. By the end of the few minutes, the doctor managed to completely remove the buildup of wax and dirt.

There’s no doubt this woman will be able to hear much better now that her ear canal isn’t totally clogged. She might be surprised by how loud things are now!

Watch the video below to see how the doctor managed to remove 15 years’ worth of wax buildup.

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