Replacing wax guards every few days

I brought this up a while back and the response was spot on, because of the shape of my custom speaker, its difficult to insert without scraping along the ear, picking up wax. I am therefore getting wax into the guard and having to replace very often, sometimes two a week! By contrast, the right custom speaker doesn’t have the length or the hook and I replace the wax guard there about twice a year, no kidding.

Here is the left speaker:

Does anyone have tips on a way to insert (using Oto-ease solution makes it easier but doesn’t change the situation with the wax guard getting plugged up) that might make this less tedious?

Thanks!

have you talked to your Audi about doing a new impression and getting the mold redone. I wear Oticon OPN1 ITE hearing aids, I change my wax guards on average once a month whether needed or not. I have the tinny little wax guard pros and it is very hard to put the new ones in my aids. I have found that I can remove the wax gaurd from its applicator and place it on my finger and get it in my aids easier. The applicator will not release the wax guard in my aids.

Might try cleaning your ears really good before putting the aids in.
Root cause.
As cvkemp mentioned, the receiver could be moved in a new mold.

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You may want to have your ears checked for wax build up and if there is wax have it removed. Some folks have faster wax build up then others but if you are changing your wax guard weekly have your ears checked for wax buildup. My audi told me that I should be changing my wax guard about once a month,
even if I do not seem to have issues with the sound.

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Thanks all. I want to reiterate this is just the left ear, and it is because the mold is shaped this odd way. When I had a more normal left speaker, there was too much feedback. Except for this issue with the wax, its working really well, comfortable and no feedback.
I have no issues with the right side, and my audi has remarked at the dearth of wax, so I am sure its just the scraping of the canal on insertion, don’t know if there is a workaround here.

Ask about have the ear mold redone. I know now is not a good time but it may help later.

Just want to say that wax filters can be easily cleaned and reused by soaking in peroxide overnight. I know a lot of people just throw them away when they’re clogged.

The ones in my aids are so small I wouldn’t be able to see them to reuse them

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I jodivac mine, try to do it before they get plugged.

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I suggest cleaning your left ear before each insertion with a tissue wrapped around your pinky finger. This way you can wipe away any excess oil and wax from the ear canal wall and reduce the amount that is scooped up by the wax trap. You can also look into a consumer hearing aid vacuum such as Jodi Jr. to clear out the wax trap so you wouldn’t need to replace it as often. If you are having problems with excessive wax build-up, I suggest you consult a specialist through tele-health services. They can give you better advice after meeting you.

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I also have a lot more wax in one ear than the other. Every time I shower and/or wash my hair, I have to be scrupulously careful to dry my aural canals very carefully. Every 6-8 months I put a wax softener in both canals for 4-5 nights. Then I need to visit my GP for an ear syringing.

Many people build up cerumen. I have very little wax but a good deal of skin flaking. Flakes are probably a little easier to remove from the molds than wax, but they can still build up and block the receivers. --Steve

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