The WaxVac Ear Cleaner is an As Seen on TV product that you can purchase from online shops and local stores, including Ace Hardware or Amazon. This is a self grooming device meant to vacuum out was, moisture and debris deposited inside one’s years, as it uses a firm but gentle suction force that is marketed as beneficial and healthy for adults and children alike. This WaxVac Ear Cleaner review aims to discover if the product is as efficient as it is marketed.
The device offers a healthier alternative to Q-tips and all other ear cleaning improvisations, as it is based on sucking out and gently vacuuming the debris, wax, dirt and water in the ear instead of pushing it deeper inside, as the case with cotton swabs. This product comes together with silicone tips and brushes, is powered by AA batteries, is provided with a safety guard that prevents the tip to go too deep inside the ear and is also designed with an examining light on the tip which facilitates the cleaning process.
Reasons to buy the WaxVac Ear Cleaner
- Only if you completely resent or avoid traditional methods
Users who bought this product consider it to be less effective than the more classical ways, even if they imply using Q-tips and peroxide.
- Only if you have sensitive ears
Some people can’t indeed suffer the discomfort of cleaning their ears the old fashioned way or have restrictions on using cotton swaps inside their ears. The vacuum is perceived as low, not efficient and unable to properly remove wax, debris, dirt or water, but it is better in the lack of anything else.
- It is good on children
Due to the examining light, parents can assess quickly an ear problem involving a wax accumulation, water and debris deposits inside their kids’ ears, if they have the proper knowledge and experience. Due to the safety guard making it impossible for the tip to push too deep inside, it is safe to use on the little ones without having too invasive effects.
- Only if you use it as a controlling method
Users complaining about having serious accumulations of wax and moisture in their ears don’t feel this product is very helpful in their case, as more than just one WaxVac Ear Cleaner review attests. However, as a controlling alternative for those who generally don’t have such problems, the low vacuum power of the device is helpful as it keeps the clean area stay clean.
Consumer Issues and Concerns
On testing its efficiency, the majority of users found it not to have beneficial results, as the vacuum power is low and the wax removal is not significant, if at all. Comparing the wax removal performed with the WaxVac Ear Cleaner and ear clean-ups done with Q tips or peroxide and cotton swabs, the cotton clearly was declared a winner of the competition.
Also, users claimed that the device emits a discomforting noise, while it is marketed as being quiet. However, many stated that if the product would have had the promised results, the noise would have been the least of their problems.
The weak aspiration, although non-invasive for adults and children alike is considered too weak for the product to be qualified as efficient or reliable to meet the consumers’ expectations. The issue of the examining light is also debatable as it becomes of a certain use only when somebody else assists with the wax vacuuming process. However, even if parents would look at the child’s ear or even adults using the light to examine a family member’s ear channel, the lack of expertise or proper diagnosing knowledge (something more than “there is wax in your ear”) makes the light a useless accessory.
Altogether, the verdict of this WaxVac Ear Cleaner review is negative. Users reported low efficiency, poor results, products’ flaws and defect and a poor cost – efficiency balance. While a person has a hard time looking inside his or her own ear, the examining light comes for many as a futile accessory to inflate the price and even if it may be beneficial for parents to look inside their children’s ears, this should come together with solid knowledge and previous experience is evaluating if a child has indeed or not a wax problem, debris deposits or unhealthy moist. Since the vacuum does a low quality job, the recommendation is to find similar products that have positive reviews on the outcome and functionality.