EarVue is a slim, compact tool for at-home use that's been created to help users clean their ears safely and effectively without using traditional cotton swabs. It's specified that each of these tools contains a rechargeable battery and a high-definition camera that can be synchronized with a smartphone to show you the inside of your ear on-screen. Each tool also comes with six soft, rounded heads so you won't have to use the same one over and over once it becomes covered in wax.
While you'll be able to use this tool to clean your ears on its own, you'll have to connect it with a smartphone to reap all the benefits of its built-in camera. To do so, turn on both devices and make sure both Bluetooth and Wi-FI are enabled. Once the ear-cleaning device shows up on the appropriate list on your phone's screen, connect the two devices. You'll be able to make this connection with either an Android or an iOS digital device.
After ensuring that the top of your EarVue device contains one of the soft, rounded heads that are included with each one, hold onto its handle and begin cleaning one of your ears gently. You'll use the same motions as you would with a cotton swab, but the device's head will gently scoop wax instead of more aggressively shoving it about as the head of a cotton swab would. To see a live video of what's going on within your ear, hold your smartphone in front of you while the cleaning tool and the smartphone are connected.
When you're done cleaning out your first ear, clean the second one in the same way that you did the first. Keep in mind that it's best to use your dominant hand to work with your EarVue tool while using your non-dominant hand to hang onto your smartphone.
Once you've satisfactorily cleaned wax out of both of your ears, it'll be time to turn your cleaning device off. You can give the head of the device a rinse if it looks a bit dirty and you want to avoid replacing it with a new head at the time. Place the lid back on your EarVue and store it in a cool, dry place. Break the connection between this device and your smartphone for now, since you'll be able to reactivate it during your next ear-cleaning session.
The base of each of these ear-cleaning devices is as slim as a toothbrush, and the top of the device is even slimmer. That makes the device slim enough to be comfortably used in almost any set of ears, including a school-aged child's ears. You also won't feel like you have to struggle to keep your hand wrapped around something bulky while you're working with the handle. The only people whose ears may be too small for this tool are toddlers and infants (check with a doctor before using it on people within these groups).
Each EarVue tool contains a bright white LED light that will help you more clearly see what you're doing while you use it to clean your ears or someone else's. The light will come in especially handy if you're cleaning your ears in a fairly dim room or you haven't taken advantage of the option to connect the cleaning tool's camera to a smartphone. Since the light is of the LED variety, it'll last for up to 100,000 hours before it burns out.
This ear-cleaning tool offers a small but powerful enough rechargeable battery that's built into the inside, so you won't have to worry about keeping replacement batteries on hand or plugging it into electricity. When the battery loses its charge, you can simply use the included USB cable to plug the device into any functioning USB port to be recharged.
With each EarVue device, you'll receive a matching white carrying case that looks similar to a case that you'd use to carry eyeglasses. Each case has a space for your USB cable if you'll be away from home for a while and want to bring both the cable and the tool along with you. Along with each tool, you'll also get six different but interchangeable soft heads, which means you won't have to keep using the same old head to clean out your ears for months.
If you connect your EarVue device to your smartphone to live-stream the cleaning of your ears, you'll actually be able to snap quick pictures and save the live-streamed video on the phone. You may find this footage helpful if you want to look more closely at the condition of your ears later or give your doctor a clear picture of what's going on inside. In the days of telephone appointments due to COVID-19, offering pictures or video to the doctor may allow you to be diagnosed from home.
While standard cotton swabs that are typically used to clean the ears (especially inexpensive ones) can have a rough texture that irritates the skin inside, that's not so with the EarVue's scooping heads. These heads are a bit smaller than the heads of a cotton swab usually are, and their shape and texture have been carefully chosen so that they won't be prone to causing irritation. As a result, this ear-cleaning tool is an ideal one for someone with sensitive skin or ears that are already a bit sore inside.
Those people who use cotton swabs to clean their ears out may go through a whole box in a month, which will only add to their household's trash pile. However, if you currently use cotton swabs but you switch to using an EarVue, you'll create far less waste in your bathroom. You'll be able to use the tool for up to several years without disposing of it, and you may get a few months of use out of each included head. When compared with cotton swabs, this appears to be a much more environmentally friendly option.
If you can't clean your ears properly with cotton swabs, without hurting your skin or pushing the wax further back inside your ear canal, you may have to frequently get them cleaned by a doctor. By getting an EarVue tool, though, you may be able to spend fewer hours per year traveling to your doctor's office and waiting to get this procedure done. Instead, since the EarVue tool is gentler and more user-friendly than cotton swabs, you may be able to remove almost any trace of wax from your ears by yourself at home.
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