I love the sweet medicine smell, the coolness, and how it gradually expands in my ear and becomes stiff. For a moment, I become profoundly deaf in my right ear. On top of being profoundly deaf in my left ear, every little noise is blocked out and becomes muffled. It is both offsetting and calming. It is similar to swimming underwater.
I like it when they gently pull it out, revealing a smooth pink mold. It reminds me of a newly born pink mouse. It's kind of cute.
When I was a kid, I absolutely loved this part.
I hope they never change it!
*Here is an interesting post from a blog by a student of audiology. It shows pictures of the pink foam stuff they use to make ear impressions.
Here is a video of the whole process: