Ear Coning – Ear Candling Definition. Ear Coning (also known as Ear Candling), is a simple, effective method for removing ear wax build-up, fungus and impaction from within the ear canal. The process can also regulate sinus pressure, assist with post nasal drip, sinusitis, migraines, some forms of hearing loss, and restoration of equilibrium. It requires a hollow candle that tapers at one end to fit into the ear. The other end when lighted draws oxygen for the flame and creates a vacuum. This has the effect of pulling out residue and cleansing the sinus cavity. Ear Coning was a technique used by the ancient Egyptians, Mayans and Tibetans.