BH -> I hear ya, Gaetano destroyed hearing in my left ear at a show in Kitchener, he never stepped foot on the dance floor and kept cranking the midrange .. as if Prime didn't press their records with loud enough high end already!
Again I reiterate, if candling is done properly it doesn't remove an unhealthy amount of wax from your ear. You would have to do it four or five times in a week to remove an unhealthy amount. I've had my ears rinsed out before, and about the same amount of wax comes out (yes I'm gross enough to make the doctor show me).
When you get tintinitus (sp? still), your ear produces more wax to help your eardrum cope. However science has proven that with practice you can regain hearing (ie. your eardrum will heal)! Taking a healthy amount of wax out of your ear is the first step to regaining the former predatory hearing that I used to have. Now I just have to sit on the bus and picture where all the voices around me are coming from.