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 2019 ear wax removal tools before you invest any money....
Which Is The Best Ear Wax Removal Tool?
- Haili Care – Premium Ear Wax Removal kit
- 7/pcs Stainless Steel Earpick Wax Remover Set
- USB Ear Endoscope Ear pick
- Ear Wax Removal Syringe
- Elephant Ear Washer Bottle System by Doctor Easy
- Rhino Ear Irrigator Bottle System
- Debrox Drops Earwax Removal Aid Kit
- Smart Swab
- Earpick Curette Wax Removal Remover Cleaner
- Doctor Easy Wax-Rx pH Conditioned Ear Wash System (read more about Wax RX in our review)
Our List Of The 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?
1. Haili Care Ear Wax Removal Kit (Premium Quality Ear Wax Removal Kit With Ear Washing Syringe Squeeze Bulb Ear Care)
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
2. 7/pcs Stainless Steel Earpick Wax Remover Set (Easily remove ear wax and keep your ears clean with this set of 7 professional tools)
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.
This is what one of our customers wrote about this product:
“I’m going to say that this product is life changing for me. So tired of Q-tips. A doctor’s visit with water being injected in my ear was painful. I was experiencing slight heading Lisa because of wax build up. These tools are fantastic! They feel good. Used the right way they can scoop out the stickiest and most stubborn ear wax. I start at the top of my ear canal and gently scoop all the way down to the bottom. Rinse and repeat till no more wax appears on the scooper. It takes it all out. It’s comfortable and it feels great. Use the brush for the flaky stuff that comes out that’s not so sticky. The tool with the spring is great for an itchy ear; just insert and massage without fear of pushing ear wax further inside the ear canal. Highly recommend”
3. USB Ear Endoscope 3 in 1 (Digital USB Endoscope with 1.3MP Waterproof Camera for Android Windows Samsung Tablet)
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.
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
- Interface: USB 2.0 & Micro USB & USB Type-C
- Software Functions: Taking photos, recording videos, measurement, text input
- Works on Android Devices, Windows & MAC
Ear drops are earwax solvents, so you can simply let them dissolve and dislodge the earwax, which eliminates the need to insert any kind of object into your ear canal. Drops also work really well in combination with other product to tackle the most stubborn blockages. This product also includes a bulb syringe for example
While this is one of the most surefire methods, it is not the quickest. Drops have to be applied a couple of times a day, for up to five days to be completely effective
5. Elephant Ear Washer Bottle System (Ear Cleaning Tool With 5 Replacement Tips Bulb Syringe)
The Elephant Ear Washer System is designed to simply, quickly and inexpensively clean your earwax build-up in a more natural way. Easy to use, it will take care of your problem in matter of minutes. Three different disposable tips are provided for you to attach to the nozzle, then you simply insert the tube inside your ear canal and the water stream moisturizes the earwax and creates enough water pressure to dislodge the build-up.
The bottle contains enough liquid for you to be able to clean both ears in one go without the need to refill. The tube is fitted with a protective stopper, so you do not have to be worried about inserting the tube too deep inside your ear and contacting the sensitive eardrum, causing possible damage. Additional disposable tips are available for purchase separately once you have discarded the tips provided with the original kit, so if the problem occurs again you are ready to take care of it.
The Dr Mom Slimline Otoscope is an instrument equiped with a highly durable and bright LED light along with a glass lens, which enables you to look inside the ear canal to check for earwax build up or possible ear infection. The unique feature of this instrument is that it also doubles as a lighted ear curette.
The kit contains two different attachments – a scoop tip and a loop tip, which provide you with all the tools necessary to remove the stubborn earwax. The instrument is not equiped with a guard so be careful not to reach too deep inside the ear canal.
This ear cleaning tool is safely stored in a hard case which is ideal for travelling or just storage at home. The case contains the otoscope handle, two otoscope heads, two ear curette attachment heads and two batteries, so everything for your ear monitoring and cleaning needs is nicely stored in one place. The kit also includes several high-resolution ear drum images for comparison and weblink with detailed instructions.
The first choice of cleaning your earwax without (causing any harm) any harmful effect to your eardrum and your hearing is the Ototek Loop ear cleaning tool and Removal Drops bundle.
The bundle contains a half ounce bottle of Ear Wax Removal Drops. The drops act as a softener of the earwax, which enables you to gently and quickly move the excess wax to the outer ear. The loop earwax removal tool will not be needed If the drops are effective. In case you are having difficulties removing the wax, use the loop tool to simply clean your ear canal in matter of seconds.
The loop tool is designed with safety in mind. It is equiped with a guard that prevents the tool from reaching too deep inside your ear and contacting the sensitive ear drum. Furthermore the tool is designed in a way to remove the earwax without pushing it back against the ear drum. This design makes the product safe and easy to use. The tool is reusable, just wash it in soap and water.
8. Herbal Oil
This product is a 100% natural ear wax removal kit for your impacted ear wax problems. Compared to other solutions it only contains natural ingredients like Calendula, Garlic extracts and Mullein. The ear drops work like any other drops – they soften the wax inside your ear canal and make it easier to move. The drops need from 10-20min to start working.
What you need to know about this drops is that they are working just in combination with other tools like a curette or an ear irrigation tool. The drops only soften the wax, but it does not make it flush out of your ear on their own.
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
Watch the video below to see how the best ear wax remover tools work: