How big is the ear canal?

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Offline mythicguitar

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How big is the ear canal?
« on: 23/10/2007 09:42:02 »
I'm just wondering - I've been getting my ears candled because all the impurities (muck, wax, etc.)  [xx(] were pretty much deafening me.  I half expect to find out that Al Capone's vault was empty because he used my ears instead...how big is the ear canal anyway? [O8)]

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How big is the ear canal?
« Reply #1 on: 30/12/2008 06:07:39 »
The human ear canal extends from the pinna to the eardrum and is about 26 mm in length and 7 mm in diameter.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ear_canal

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How big is the ear canal?
« Reply #2 on: 31/12/2008 03:57:19 »
I've been getting my ears candled because all the impurities (muck, wax, etc.)  [xx(] were pretty much deafening me.

And the amp your mythicguitar is plugged into has nothing to do with your deafness...

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The Who's Roger Daltrey's ears have become another casualty of rock'n'roll.
The singer told Billboard that his years at the helm of legendary rockers The Who have left him nearly stone deaf.
http://www.4hearingloss.com/archives/2006/03/roger_daltrey_s.html

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Phil Collins is latest rock star to lose hearing
According to media reports, 55-year-old singer Phil Collins is gradually losing his hearing
http://www.thedeafblog.co.uk/2006/03/phil_collins_is_latest_rock_st.html
« Last Edit: 31/12/2008 04:00:35 by RD »

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How big is the ear canal?
« Reply #3 on: 31/12/2008 05:02:18 »
How do you get your ears candled? Is it as it sounds and a candle is shoved up your ears? Surely not? Its just I've never had it done cause there's no need...