(THE SUN) – Watch the grim moment the “Wax Whisperer” removes a chunk of ear wax that left a woman “deaf” in one ear.
The stomach-churning clip shows Neel Raithatha, who runs a hearing clinic in Leicestershire, England, pulling out the earwax, which had been in there so long it caused a fungal infection.
Raithatha, who calls himself he “Wax Whisperer,” said the clump of wax was so large the woman was no longer able to wear her hearing aid as it “caused it to whistle and squeal.”
“It would be impossible to self-remove,” Neel said.
“The client in this case wore a hearing aid which can cause earwax build up as it can prevent the natural migration of earwax out of the ear canal.”
“Regular use of ear wax drops and avoiding using cotton buds can sometimes help prevent a build-up of earwax.”
“The patient had a fungal infection, otomycosis, which developed on the dead earwax and skin and also otitis externa of the ear canal and eardrum.”
“Otomycosis usually occurs in hotter climates and is more common in people who swim regularly and have diabetes.”
The infection usually causes discharge, inflammation, scaling in the ear canal and severe pain.
“There was some offensive odor from the ear,” Raithatha added.
“It took around 10 minutes because I had to be very delicate when peeling the dead infected skin off the ear canal and eardrum. It usually takes half the time.”
“It was very rewarding in that I was able to help the client as she was very depressed that she couldn’t hear.”
“The left her completely deafened and the client was also unable to wear her hearing aid as the earwax build-up and infection was causing it to whistle and squeal.”
The woman needed follow-up appointments with her doctor to treat the fungal infection.
Last week Raithatha shared footage of him pulling a cotton bud out of a patient’s ear two years after it got stuck.
The man went to the doctor complaining of pain and limited hearing in his right ear.
He told doctors he had got a cotton bud stuck in his ear two years ago but he believed it had fallen out on its own.
But, after recently going swimming, the water that entered the man’s ear caused the cotton bud to swell and cause him pain.