Daily ear cleaning has never been safer or more effective than with Oto-Tip. Oto-Tip’s soft and flexible spiral tip, automated spinning swab, and built in safety cap make daily ear cleaning easy, safe, and enjoyable for the entire family.
Ear wax is a problem everyone has to deal with. The human body produces ear wax as a protective measure (keeping out bacteria, bugs, and dirt), but sometimes TOO MUCH ear wax is produced. When that happens, you have two choices:
The existing set of daily ear cleaning solutions include cotton swabs, ear candling and “do-it-yourself” ear vacuum kits among other techniques. These practices are not only unsafe and ineffective but some have in fact been banned by the FDA.
Even the companies that manufacture cotton swabs warn users not to use them for ear cleaning!
The Food and Drug Administration is warning users to stay clear of devices being marketed as ear candles, which the agency says pose serious risks, including burns.
Multiple clinical studies have show that such “do-it-yourself” ear vacuum kits remove NO EARWAX.
Developed out of the Stanford University’s BioDesign Program, the Clear Ear OTO-TIP’s patented spiral spin technology provides you with a way to do daily ear cleaning that is safe, effective and easy to use.
Did you know that the number one cause of poor ear health is improper daily ear cleaning? The revolutionary Oto-Tip finally solves this problem — fully and permanently.
Take Oto-Tip wherever your ears go, and discover a better way to clean your ears.
The Oto-Tip specializes in removing excess wax and can help maintain a healthy ear canal. With the simple push of a button, Oto-Tip automatically cleans your ears for you. As it spins, ear wax comes out and isn't pushed in further, due to Oto-Tip's mini-Archimede's screw shaped tip. Oto-Tip's safety cap keeps you cleaning in only your outer ear canal. By preventing you from inserting too deep, ear drum puncturing is prevented. When you're finished cleaning, pull out the tip an rinse under running water, and it's ready for your next ear cleaning.
Everyone from the doctor to the media has made you aware that you shouldn’t put things deep into your ears. Oto-Tip’s patented spiral spin technology provides you with a way to do daily ear cleaning that is safe, effective and easy to use.
Very safe. The Oto-Tip has been designed with extensive medical consultation (including a Board Certified Ear-Nose-Throat Specialist and Head-Neck Surgeon) to ensure the safest, most effective product to remove cerumen.
The Oto-Tip feels almost like a gentle massage. The tip is made from hypoallergenic silicone, so it is very soft and soothing. Your Oto-Tip should be enjoyable to use – if you feel any pain or discomfort, please stop immediately and seek medical advice.
If your child is under three, please consult with their paediatrician before using the Oto-Tip. If you use the Oto-Tip with your child, ensure that either that they can communicate discomfort, or they can do it themselves under supervision of an adult, like you would if they were brushing their teeth.
Because the Oto-Tip goes into your ear canal, we designed it so that it was quiet and soothing, and have actively dampened the sound of the motor to a soft whir. Most people would listen to their music louder than the Oto-Tip
Your Oto-Tip comes with a CR2 battery already installed, so you simply remove the battery cap, and put in a new CR2 battery. These are widely available in most stores that sell batteries.
No. There are two key safety features that will prevent damage to your ear drum. The green shield combined with the length of the spiral tip prevents you inserting the tip too far into your ear.
No, this is a safety feature. Because your ear canal is delicate and essential to your hearing and balance, the shaft was designed to disengage from the handle if you put too much sideways force that may cause irritation to the side of your ear canal.
We are a physician-engineer team who met at Stanford University and became interested in solving the problem of safe ear cleaning at home. Oto-Tip was designed based on the knowledge that the ear is self-cleaning. For those who have a normal level of ear wax and have been cleaning their ears daily or haven’t gotten in the habit of waiting for the wax to come out on its own, we know it’s hard to quit cleaning your ears cold turkey. For the first time, Oto-Tip can start getting you into this habit.
We worked with our ENT advisors to create an automated spinning swab that lets people get the enjoyment and satisfaction of cleaning their ears, but simultaneously limits them to only cleaning in the outer part of the canal where they can do it safely. No matter how hard they push, the built-in safety cap prevents the tip from ever hitting the ear drum or pushing the wax deeper and shoving it off the natural “conveyor belt”. It empowers you to leave the wax beyond the outer part of your ear canal alone until it’s time for it to come out naturally on its own.