not sure if it's "the" chemical, but i usually use hydrogen peroxide.
For some reason I think the brand is Murine. P.S. Asian people have a strange obsession with ear wax.
Alright, well I got something... we'll see if it does the job!
Re: PS, that's great to know. I love learning about other cultures.
Here's a fun fact for you, then. Most Asian people have dry-type earwax while in most other ethnicities, earwax is wet-type. A q-tip is actually a pretty inefficient device for dry-type earwax removal. Similarly, an earpickhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mimikakiis probably pretty inefficient for wet-type removal.
Hmmm... that's actually really interesting. I was just thinking today how, it seems like the drier your ear-wax, the more likely it is that a Q-tip could pick it up because of the increased friction it creates. I had this thought when trying to decided whether to Q-tip before or after my shower. But I guess I've got it backwards?(Oh, and ps, the product I got was called Debrox. They had the one you mentioned, but the pharmacist recommended this one.)
You guys may both be happy to know... I went to the Student Health Services place today, because the product I bought wasn't getting the job done. They squirted out my ear with some kind of squeeze pump, and now I feel like I can hear better than I ever have in my entire life. In fact the whole way back I was giggling to myself because I could hear the tiniest noises. I feel like a new man!