Hopi Candle Myths

Bellow we have made a short video on Hopi Candles and the myths associated with them. We also explain why using Hopi candles isn’t a good idea.

Do ear candles really work?
According to the American Academy of Audiology, there is no scientific evidence that ear candling pulls out debris from the ear canal. Scientific measurements of the ear canals before and after candling show no reduction in earwax. Researchers even found an increase in wax because of the wax deposited by the candles.

Is ear candling bad for you?

At its worst, it can cause serious harm to your ear. It’s also risky to hold a lit candle close to your face. The flame or the melted wax could burn you. Candle wax may even drip into your ear canal, clog the passage, and make you lose your hearing for a while.

Below is a video showing how to have ear wax removed correctly and safely using Microscution. This way is recommended by the NHS and is available here at the Keynsham hearing centre.