Benefits and applications: This is a gentle and relaxing ceremony. It is very good at extricating excess wax from the ear safely, gently and with no trauma, unlike modern ear syringing at the Doctors’. You can also measure how much you have removed! It is good for treating glue ear (chronic otitis media) as long as there is no current infection or when grommets (tympanostomy tube implants) or a burst ear drum are present. The same is true, if there is any inflammation or infection in the ear or the surrounding area. I have found it helpful in cases of tinnitus (ringing, hissing or buzzing in the ears) as long as it has not been present for years or in case of hearing loss, except due to exposure to high sound levels, or other cause of nerve deafness.