We all know you shouldn't use cotton swabs to clean or dry your ears. They even warn us but we do it anyway, but there's a better way. Introducing WaxVac, the makers say it's the safe and effective way to clean and dry your ears. The commercial says that unlike cotton swabs, which push dirt and harmful wax further into your ear and can puncture your eardrum, WaxVac gently draws dirt particles and moisture out of your ear instead of pushing it in.
Clinical Audiologist, Dr. Rocio Hilpert says she cleans out wax build up weekly. She says don't use Q-tips deep in your ears. "If you do use them, use at the outer opening because wax will naturally work it's way out, and most people aren't that patient, they go and use that Q-tips and then they're shoving more wax in their ear and it can get stuck," says Dr. Hilpert.
Many of her patients had told her about this product and she was ready to give it a swipe. "I'm going to look in your ear and see how much wax you have in here before we get started," Dr. Hilpert.
Following directions, she put one of the color applicators and went to vac the wax. it was quiet, and safe. When she was through, she checked the basket and saw no wax and went to take a second look inside the ear. "Yes, it's still there," says Dr. Hilpert.
"In the videos it showed someone could take out water and loose debris but wax isn't like that, wax is typically very sticky, and it's stuck to hair follicles and it has to have enough suction to get it out," says Dr. Hilpert.
In your opinion is this a deal or a dud? "It's a dud," says Dr. Hilpert.
By the way, the product will cost you $19 dollars.