In my house, we all have issues with wax build up in our ears. I know it is not good to use q-tips, but we use them daily! I can’t stand to see it or feel the wax in my ears. I have always wondered how else to go about removing it if we didn’t use q-tips. So, when I was given the chance to review the Wax Vac I was excited for the opportunity!
The Wax Vac is a little machine that has a slight suction effect. When placed in the ear, it is supposed to gently suck out excess wax and liquid (water or ear drops) It runs on batteries and even has a light on the opposite end to maybe look into your little ones ears if the need arises to remove a foreign object! (we’ve all been there!) It also comes with a small brush to help keep the machine clean as well as little silicone tips to protect the ears. The tips come in multiple colors so you can use them for each member of the family.
The Wax Vac is fairly simple to use. Simply attach the silicone tip, stick it slightly into the ear canal and turn it on. You can move it around in the ear to target the wax or water. The gentle suction is supposed to pull it out the ear and into a small chamber. Once done, you simply turn it off, unscrew the chamber and empty it out. You can wipe it clean and use the brush on the little filter.
So did it work? I used ear drops to help loosen the wax in my ears for a better outcome. Of course the drops break up the wax with no issue. I then use the Wax Vac to suck it out. I honestly did not have much luck and found myself running for the q-tips to clean my ears out as I HATE anything in my ear. I examined the machine and found the problem to be the seal. It is not very well constructed and air escapes very easily which of course extremely lessens the suction. I pulled out my scotch tape and taped around the seal and tried again. This time I had MUCH better luck! There was actually a nice amount of suction. It did not get all the wax and seems it does better for the dry wax chunks then on the sticky wax. I think with a little work this product could be a real hit. I will still use mine from time to time if I ever get water in my ears. I will just make sure to tape the seal so that it works wonderfully!
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