It seems we're on an earwax offensive. EEEARS, a reusable cotton swab substitute for ear cleaning, joins the OtoSet automatic ear cleaning headset I saw earlier this month in the cache of tools forthcoming for wax elimination and control. But while the OtoSet will pitch itself to clinics and doctor's offices, EEEARS are Kickstarting their drywall-anchor-looking selves directly to consumers. To you.
EEEARS shout safety first. They have to shout it so those of us with extreme buildup can hear. And also because one look at that little ear poker and you think it's either going to puncture your eardrum or get lost inside. But EEARS are soft and bendy, made of 100% silicone, and designed with a shape and length their creator, Sofiane Ibanez-Lozano, says will never touch your eardrum. EEEARS also have 3 "shelves" encircling them to collect and extract wax Q-Tips can just smear around, or push farther into your ear.
Clean off your EEEARS by running them under water, and reuse them indefinitely for the added benefit of saving on cotton swab waste, and not realizing you're out of cotton swabs and having to resort to using your elbow.
EEEARS will be digging around for crowdfunding through September 16, 2017.