In China and in India, you can have your ears cleaned in tea houses and parks by professionnals.
Ear cleaners use up to eight different tools, including wires, copper tongs, wooden scoops and goose down. They also wear headlights to help them see better.
Ear cleaning is considered by many as an enjoyment often described as an ‘ear massage’ as the movements of the tool simulate acupressure points inside the customers’ ears. Many Chinese believe that regular ear cleaning is one of the three traditional practices – alongside bathing and foot massaging – to help people live a long and healthy life.