I'm not a fan of Q-tips, period. Why? It's because every time I insert one into my ear, I have a feeling that I'm going to go too deep and puncture my eardrum. Although I don't have a phobia of Q-tips (yes, there is such a thing, called Geterophobia), I'd rather not use them. Considering doctors recommend avoiding Q-tips, it's difficult not to listen. However, when alternatives are non-existent, you don't really have a choice.
Fortunately, that's about to change. Clear Ear, a group of well experienced individuals with different backgrounds, have come together to introduce a more technological option for cleaning out your ears.
Dr. Carpenter, a Board Certified Physician in the specialty of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, and his team are ready to introduce their product, The Oto-Tip, to the public. As described by Clear Ear, The Oto-Tip is "a better way to clean your ears with less build-up, no eardrum punctures, less itchiness, and less pollution."
Oto-Tip is an automated spinning swab, and it has a few components that are beneficial on different accounts. Foremost, Oto-Tip's blue cap stops you from pushing it too far into your ear, preventing any potential punctures. With a push of a button, its soft spiral tip begins spinning, projecting the wax outwards. This differentiates the Oto-Tip from the Q-tip, as the Q-tip normally pushes the wax further into the ear canal. Another point of differentiation is that Oto-Tip is washable compared to the environmental unfriendliness of Q-Tips.
Considering the lack of options available to the public for ear cleaning, Oto-Tip has an opportunity to enter the market in an innovative manner. Knowing that Clear Ear has also developed Tec Home, a device for deep ear cleaning, it's easy to see that the company has the potential of gaining the attention of not only the public, but family physicians as well.
Overall, I'm all for a device that cleans out the ears without POPing them.
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