I really like cleaning my ears when I am sick.. you know, when your head feels sort of cloudy?
It always seems to help me focus better.. not sure why.
dh is a big ear cleaner. He cleans it every day, and the kids' too
I am glad someone brought up the Ferengi- it was just what I was thinking about as I was reading along.
here is an interesting tidbit.. Baby A is two years old. He has passed and failed hearing tests a lot. So, I took him in again, and he passed this time. I was kind of upset, because if he doesn't talk due to a hearing problem, we could get him an aid or something, and it is "treatable" but all the not knowing stuff can't be fixed, kwim?
So I was telling the tech this, and she said, well, he can hear, but there is a lot of wax in there, but he was to see the ear nose throat doctor next, so she told me to talk to him about it..
The ENT DR said that a lot of wax blockage can cause a hearing child to fail a hearing test (specifically the echo one where a signal is sent into the ear, and it registers it coming back). He looked in A's ears, and said, yep, there is a lot of wax in there, we're going to pull it out..
He gets a thing that looks like a pick your dentist uses to scrape your teeth, and another one that looks like sort of a bent skinny scissors. He pulls out some really black wax out of one year about teh size of a green bean. He flips him over, and pulls two smaller pieces (about the size of my nail bed each) out of the other side. I was a bit disappointed. He goes back in, and pulls out one the size of a QUARTER! Holy crap!
yep, we are going back in six months. It was definately worth it for just the entertainment factor, if nothing else.