Ear candling is a process in which a hollowed out candle is inserted into the ear canal; the wick, which faces away from the ear, is then lit. It may also be referred to as ear coning and thermal-auricular therapy. The heat generated by the candle helps to soften ear wax, which is then drawn from the ear into the cavity in the center of the candle. The benefits of ear candling are numerous; It is believed to be able to relieve clogged ears and sinus pressure, clean the ears, and improve the ability to hear.

For people who suffer from clogged ears, and find that they experience tinnitus or difficulty hearing because of this, it seems to be a simple solution to relieve this annoying pressure