Italian dude drops by, he’s terrified that he might lose his earing, he hasn’t been able to hear anything from his left ear for three days.
Pop out the props, we’re examining his ears… yep, his outer ear canal is occluded by ear wax. So he’s not really going deaf, so much as we know this far, he’s just suffering the effects of eh… not cleaning.
Anyway, it’s too gross, too dense and too dangerous to clean by conventional methods, it might obliterate his eardrum, so we reference him to a specialist otorrino department.
I’m perplexed, I ask my tutor if this is a normal thing, and she tells me that half of otorrino urgencies are due to people not cleaning their ears. There are even private otorrino practices completely dedicated to cleaning up people’s ears.
Story of the day, sit tight for the next episode