The use of SuperSoakers in audiology

This is what the Internet is for: turning up articles in Canadian medical journals about using SuperSoakers (in lieu of conventional irrigation devices) to remove impacted earwax. With picture (of the procedure, not the actual cerumen, alas).

The article is almost as much fun as the concept, with several keeper quotations, including my favorite: “The patient later reported a resumption in his nighttime ability to hear his infant son crying, which led to his being able to promptly jump out of bed and attend to his son’s needs, excluding breast-feeding” (um, emphasis added).