- WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
- Footage shows the patient being relieved of the blockage by Mr Neel Raithatha
- Procedure took several minutes
- Patient suffered both temporary hearing loss and pain before the procedure
This is the graphic moment a huge, painful mass of hardened wax is removed from a man's blocked ear canal.
The disgusting footage was filmed during a lengthy procedure at The Hear Clinic in Oadby, Leicester, by Mr Neel Raithatha - AKA 'The Wax Whisperer'.
The unidentified patient was referred from his GP after suffering severe earache and hearing loss, plus worsened tinnitus, after months of gradual build-up.
Stunned by the quantity of extracted wax, the relieved man not only regained is hearing, but joked that he could open his own candle-making factory.
The grim video, which was uploaded to YouTube, begins with a dark-brown mass visibly obstructing the ear canal.
As the 23-second clip plays out, a micro-suction device enters the frame and is seen trying to dislodge the impacted wax.
After several seconds, it slowly begins to weaken under the force. Then, eventually, a large clump of it falls away.
Moments later, a second clump is also successfully removed - leaving the ear canal almost completely unobstructed.
'It was never-ending'
'The surgery had previously attempted to irrigate the ear with water, but unsuccessfully,' Mr Raithatha said, detailing the relative severity of the patient's condition.
'There was so much earwax present it was never-ending,' he added.
'It's always best to have earwax removed professionally'
However, it's essential that people don't attempt to perform extractions on their own ears.
Typically, this can push offending masses of wax further into the ear canal, making symptoms worse.
These can include vertigo, itchiness and tinnitus.
'It is always best to have earwax removed professionally by a suitably trained and qualified clinical ear care specialist.
'The procedure was performed endoscopically, which is a technique I developed and pioneered in the UK alongside my colleagues at Clearwax.
'Neel said because the earwax was so soft and loose, patience was key and so he needed to gently remove section by section until the deep final layer near the eardrum was exposed.