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Things You Didn’t Know You Needed: Ear Cleaning Device

The newly-approved device was designed to address impacted earwax.

Having excess earwax in your ears is not only a gross feeling, it can also seriously affect your hearing. Yes, your ears do need earwax for protection, but no one wants visible earwax in their ear canal. According to a recent Medgadget article, it’s time for the humble Q tip to move over; there’s a new ear-cleaning device coming to market. 

SafKan Health’s OtoSet ear cleaning system consists of headphones with irrigation and suction tips inside. They spray water onto the ear canal walls and simultaneously suck out the residue, which is collected in a disposable built-in container. The entire treatment takes just five minutes, and clinical studies have proven the OtoSet was able to remove severe earwax impactions. According to SafKan, a consumer version will soon be available as well.

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