Ear Wax Removal Tool

In this guide, we are covering the best alternative tools which will help you to safely remove ear wax using different strategies. Make sure you read through our guide of 2020 ear wax removal tools before you invest any money....

Here Are Our 4 Best Ear Wax Removal Tools

In you were not living under a rock you have probably heard that the days of cotton swabs are over. Cotton swabs used to push the build up ear wax further down the canal and were causing more damage than good to your ear health. Cotton swabs are still the most commonly used method when it comes to ear hygiene, funnily enough. We say that because they are not really effective and can even cause more problems than they solve. That is why their use is generally discouraged by the vast majority of medical professionals. But what is the alternative to using cotton swabs? Ever heard of Q Grips for instance?

This is our list of the best earwax remover tools:

Q Grips product photo
Q Grips replacement tips

With Q Grips you are not pushing ear wax back in but you actually get it out of your ear canal. Suitable for the whole family.

The kit includes:

  1. Ergonomically designed Q Grip fits in your hand perfectly. An arrow indicates in which direction you have to turn, sof silicone tips fit your ear canal like a glove.
  2. 16 replacable tips which are washable and made of medical grade silicon.

Haili Care Ear Wash System is the product that most resembles visiting your local physician's office for an earwax cleaning that we have found on the market.

The kit includes:

  1. A compact bottle fitted with a nozzle which is used to irrigate the ear canal and quickly and practically remove the earwax build-up. This is the safest method of cleaning, making sure you don't push the wax further back into your ear.
  2. A special powdered rinsing solution that helps the cleaning go smoothly and a half ounce bottle of earwax removal drops to soften the wax before the washing process itself. The drops contain aloe vera and chamomile essences which moisturize the skin in your ear and help prevent dry and irritated skin.
  3. Three packets of the rinse powder as well as three disposable tips which are attached to the bottle nozzle.

Once you have used the tips included in the original package, additional tips can be purchased separately for your convenience. The tips are also fitted with a protective guard that stops you reaching too deep inside your ear and causing possible damage. An added bonus not included in most kits is the ear basin, which provides you a practical container to drain the ear wash in so you can complete the cleaning cleanly and mess free.


This ear pickers are made of medical grade stainless steel, which is a high durable and anti rust material, easy to clean and sterilise. They are made for safe and easy use and are perfect for adult and child use. Based on the special scoop shape this tools are not pushing the ear wax further into the ear canal like cotton swabs, but effectively scratch it out.

Main features:

  • DIVERSE – 7 different picks, complete set for you and your family
  • HIGH QUALITY – These are made of durable, anti-rust medical grade stainles steel
  • EASY TO USE – Safe for home use, be sure to use them correctly. Easy to clean and sterilize with alcohol.
  • DESGINED TO FIT – Different unique shapes to be more in line with the human ear canal

The USB endoscope is a newly developed tools which makes it possible to check the inner situation of your ear canal and remove the earwax build up at the same time. It uses an ultra small HD lens and transfers the live video through a data cable directly to your phone.

This makes it possible for you to have a clear overview of your ear canal and if the ear wax was removed successfully. Ear disease patients can also observe their ear canal if it is healing up correctly.

Special features:

Multi-functionality: not only can check the ear canal, but also can check the eardrum, mouth, gums, throat, nasal cavity, scalp hair root and other body parts.
Easy to use: The earpick is longer, thinner and easier to use.


  • Lens: 5.5mm
  • Pen length: 14.5cm
  • Light Sources: 6 pcs LED lights, brightness adjustable
  • Best Focal Distance: 1.4 - 2cm
  • Resolution: 1.3MP
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 pixels

Final verdict

Parents may think that the best way to get rid of ear wax in a toddler or an infant is by using a cotton swab. When you try this, it only pushes the wax further into the canal. This can cause a serious problem. It can also cause damage to the eardrum. A better solution is to use an ear wax removal kit which you can buy at a local pharmacy.

These can be expensive and may not be the right solution for your child. You may also opt for special ear drops which will help the wax move towards the outer area of the ear.

In the end it all comes down to your own personal preference. No method is significantly more effective than others, but you may find an ear wax remover tool that just feels more comfortable or a method that works best in your experience. Combining methods also yields good results, ear drops can be used to soften the earwax before using an ear irrigation tool, for example.

So, these are the most popular and recommended methods of earwax removal. At this point we have to mention there are other methods, which are discouraged against or even strongly advised against. Cotton swabs are one of them, as we have mentioned earlier, and while they seem totally innocent, they can cause real problems by pushing the wax further inside the ear canal instead of removing it. The method that should really be avoided is ear candling. No scientific data suggests that it is effective at all and it also carries the risk of serious injury or burn damage by handling a lit candle in the vicinity of your ear.

Here is a List of the Best Ear Cleaning Tools:

  • Earpick Curette Ear Cleaning Tool
  • Doctor Easy Wax-Rx pH Conditioned Ear Wash System
  • Rhino Ear Washer Bottle System
  • Elephant Ear Washer Bottle System by Doctor Easy
  • Halili Care Ear Cleaner Tool
  • Elephant Ear Washer Ear Cleaner Tools
  • USB Ear Endoscope 3 in 1
  • Debrox Drops Earwax Removal Aid Kit
  • Q Grips

Watch the video below to see how the best ear wax remover tools work: