How do you clean your ears? If you said “cotton swabs” then you would be joining the ranks of many of us who continue to poke and prod the earwax out of our ear canals, despite having heard that swabs may actually do more harm than good. In fact, one study found that 68% of the respondents do exactly that. It’s time to change this habit.
Earwax, or as it is known scientifically, cerumen, is a naturally forming substance that helps protect and lubricate our ears, keeping out harmful things like dirt and dust. Without it, our ears would be itchy and dry. Generally speaking, our ears do not need extra cleaning, thanks to the anti-bacterial properties of the cerumen. However, on those occasions when a cleaning might be warranted due to extra earwax build-up, put away the swabs (or even worse, the bobby pins!), as they tend to push the earwax further down the ear canal than actually extract it, and consider this ingenious gadget.
Technology has crept into every part of our lives, and digital health is no exception. It’s not surprising, then, that now you can even clean your ears with the help of a wide-angle and 1080P full HD resolution camera that wirelessly streams a full view of the inside of your ear to your phone. The Smart Visual Ear Cleaner is the next generation of aural hygiene. You will have a front row seat of exactly what’s hiding in those ears, and a clear picture of any blockages, buildups, or other issues. The silicone earbuds comfortably spoons out any stubborn earwax. It’s safe and efficient, and the perfect solution for cleaning your ears (and could be also be used for checking other body parts like your teeth, nasal cavities, and throat).
So save the cotton swabs for your craft projects, or your makeup applications, or for anything but your ear cleaning, and invest in this smart tool. It is available with a convenient storage box for $34.95 or on its own for $29.95.
Prices subject to change.