The following video you are about to watch demonstrates just how earwax is being pulled out of the ear of a woman that, based on the description of the video, had complained about experiencing pain and not being able to hear. After it got inspected, no wonder she had all those problems.
It was discovered that the wax build-up happened due to a fungal ear infection referred to as otomycosis. The extraction process was performed with the help of an ear curette, and then a couple of drops of a hydrogen peroxide solution (which apparently works to soften the remaining wax for further removal), and also ear wax suctioning.
Cerumen or earwax is healthy in normal amounts and serves as a self-cleaning agent with protective, lubricating, and antibacterial properties. The absence of earwax may result in dry, itchy ears. Self-cleaning means there is a slow and orderly movement of earwax and dead skin cells from the eardrum to the ear opening. Old earwax is constantly being transported, assisted by chewing and jaw motion, from the ear canal to the ear opening where, most of the time, it dries, flakes, and falls out.
Earwax is not formed in the deep part of the ear canal near the eardrum. It is only formed in the outer one-third of the ear canal. So, when a patient has wax blockage against the eardrum, it is often because he has been probing the ear with such things as cotton-tipped applicators, bobby pins, or twisted napkin corners. These objects only push the wax in deeper.
Imagine how much better the woman must have felt after getting all that gunk out of her ear. And how much better you feel just having watched it.