Thanks for the great list of ideas for getting the wax out! I used a combination of them. Here's what worked for me.
Heat a little olive oil over a candle flame. Take some up in a medicine dropper. Test a drop on your wrist. Should feel very warm but not hot. With ear skyward, drop in some oil. Next drop in a 50/50 mixture of 3\\% peroxide and 70\\% rubbing alcohol. It should start bubbling and fizzing in the ear. Now, still with ear skyward, lie down with a hot water bottle over the ear. Wait ten minutes. Then turn over, ear downward on the hot water bottle. Wait another ten minutes. Go to sink and, ear downward, flush it out with very warm water from a squirt bulb. Repeat until ... yay! you can hear again.