Stomach-churning footage shows 22 wax-covered white hearing aid filters extracted from deep inside a patient’s ear (and he didn’t know they were there!)
- Neel Raithatha, an audiologist based in Leicestershire, removed the filters
- The YouTube sensation admitted that he was in ‘disbelief’ when he saw them
- Mr Raithatha joked he would never come across such a unique case again
Grim footage shows nearly two dozen foreign objects lodged deep inside a patient’s ear being removed.
An audiologist retrieved 22 white hearing aid wax filters, which had started to collect sticky, yellow wax on them.
Neel Raithatha, who runs a private clinic in Leicestershire, explained the patient was unaware they were lodged inside their ear canal.
The YouTube sensation admitted he was in ‘disbelief’ when he saw the amount of wax filters that had collected in the patient’s ear.
An audiologist retrieved 22 white hearing aid wax filters, which had started to collect sticky, yellow wax on them
Mr Raithatha, owner of the Hear Clinic in Oadby, joked he would probably never come across such a unique case again.
He said: ‘The wax filters are normally attached to the tip of the hearing aid which sits inside the ear, preventing wax from entering the hearing aid itself.
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‘However, the wax filters kept falling out inside their ear every time they removed the hearing aid, and therefore the client kept having to replace them.
‘This was quite a unique case as I’ve never come across so many wax filters inside one ear, and probably never will again.
Neel Raithatha, who runs a private clinic in Leicestershire, explained the patient was unaware they were lodged inside their ear canal
WHY SHOULDN’T YOU USE COTTON BUDS?
The new case comes after health officials declared in November that cotton buds should not be used to clean ears.
Inserting a bud could damage the ear and push wax further down, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
The draft guidance also said ear syringing, in which a metal syringe is used to pump water manually into the ear to clear out wax, is potentially harmful.
Committee members agreed that buds may be a ‘hazard’ that can cause infections or push wax further into the ear canal.
The guideline said the ear canal is ‘self-cleaning’, with excess wax falling out on its own, and that the entrance to the ears can be cleaned with a damp flannel.
‘Both the patient and I were in disbelief at the number of wax filters that had collected inside their ear.’
This is not the first time that the self-proclaimed ‘wax whisperer’ has had to remove an unusual object from people’s ears.
MailOnline has reported on previous clips of his that have shown him extracting a pen cap and even an earring with his forceps.
Mr Raithatha has shot to fame in recent months, as his toe-curling videos of him extracting wax from people’s ears have gone viral.
He has nearly 85,000 subscribers on YouTube, where he regularly uploads his clips.
Mr Raithatha has amassed more than 60 million views on YouTube since he began to upload his disgusting videos in 2013.
It comes after he released disgusting footage of him removing the ‘worst case’ of earwax that he has ever come across in March.
Mr Raithatha spent 10 minutes trying to chisel a huge block of the yellow substance from a patient’s ear.
The procedure normally takes less than half that time, but it was made so difficult because the wax was so deeply stuck it could not be sucked out.
Instead, he had to use an ear hook to scrape at the gooey substance and drag it out in chunks.
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