Wax in your ear is not a sign of poor hygiene. Earwax is a natural moisturizer preventing the delicate skin inside the ear canal from becoming too dry, it traps dirt and dust, small objects, and even germs and bacteria from entering the ear.
But as with most good things, too much earwax can actually be bad. It can cause issues like irritation and itchiness. Blockage from a build-up of ear wax is one of the leading causes of hearing loss.
Now, you can deal with this problem at the source with a bizarre new device that looks like an oversized pair of headphones but works as a washing machine for the ears.
Seattle-based medical start-up SafKan Health has created an FDA-approved ear-cleaning device that looks like a giant pair of headphones, but they don’t connect to a smartphone. The only sound this novel ear-cleaning device produces is the trickle of liquid and the hum of a small suction-producing pump.
The OtoSet Ear Cleaning System blasts a liquid solution into the wearer’s ears through disposable ear tips that break down the earwax. The suction draws it back out of the ear to rid your ears of wax in just 35 seconds.
However, if you’re hoping to ditch those cotton buds in favor of this new device, you better start saving. OtoSet Ear Cleaning System carries an eye-watering price tag of $2,753.