The 9 Best Earwax Removal Kits

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This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in April of 2018. Earwax is vital to the health of the organ, but in excess it can block the ear canal, causing hearing problems, and needs to removed. Whatever route you choose, avoid using Q-tips or ear candles, as they can be quite unsafe. These earwax removal kits are designed to scour excess material safely and effectively, without making the problem worse. Of course, you should always consult a doctor first. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best earwax removal kit on Amazon.

9. Etereauty Ear Picks

8. Squip Kyrosol

7. Bofuya Remover

6. Earwax MD

5. Flents Acu-Life

4. Debrox Drops

3. Bionix OtoClear

2. RA Bock Diagnostics Ear Gator

1. Equadose Hear

Editor's Notes

October 04, 2019:

First we want to state in unequivocal terms, never stick things all the way into your ear canal. Even traditional cotton swabs can be dangerous to the ear canal by scratching it or damaging the sensitive ear drum. If you do have earwax issues, it's a good idea to get a recommendation from a doctor for the right type of tools to use in your situation. If you're looking for a product to use on others' ears, and if you have the appropriate training, we've included a kit with some metal tools that -- again, given proper care and caution -- can be helpful in skilled hands. But for the most part, you'll want to stick to cleaning your own ears with jets of water and gentle chemicals.

To that end, the Equadose Hear and the Bofuya are both relatively inexpensive and come with most of what you'll need for clean ears. If all you need is the loosening drops, check out the Debrox, and for just the plastic syringe, the Flents. The Squip set is a minimalist bundle that essentially contains just those two things. For what it's worth, some people prefer to use the common blue silicone bulbs like the one found in the Earwax MD. Those are effective, but remember they can be difficult to clean out, and the last thing you want is to try and clean your ears with something that's already dirty inside. If you have a recurring and hard-to-tackle problem with buildup, the Bionix OtoClear can help, though it does cost a lot. Actually, if you purchase different tips, it makes a decent water flosser that can help keep your gums clean.

Christopher Thomas
Last updated on October 15, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.

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