I just candled my ears and I can hear again!! Wow, the crud that came out of my ears. If you have never used them, I suggest you get on down to the health food store and buy yourself a set. They cost about $12 and are well worth it. If you have never seen one, it is a hollow waxed paper tube about 12" long. One end is tapered and you stick that end in your ear. I poke mine through a paper plate to act as a ash catcher. Then I lay my head on the counter, stick the candle in my ear, holding it in place, and light the end of the ear candle. I can feel it crackling and popping in my ear as the flame burns the candle down. When it has burned down to about 4" I remove it from my ear and blow it out. If you thought you had clean ears, think again! I cut the stub of the candle open and found gobs of orangish ear wax. My daughter complained about her ear feeling all stopped up one time and I candled her ears. She thought I was nuts to start with and so did her husband. But when they saw the plug of gunk that came out of her ear, they changed their minds. Her ear was so plugged up, that when the plug was removed, wax continued to drain out of her ear for a week. She said it looked like cleaning out the dog's ears. Wax even ran down the side of her face! When your ears feel all stopped up from colds or sickness, candling your ears is a good way to relieve the pressure.