Putting the 'Wax Vac' to the test - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Putting the 'Wax Vac' to the test

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The 'Wax Vac' is probably one of the most requested 'as seen on TV' items for me to test during the entire time I've been doing this series. After months on the prowl to find the sold out products in stores, I finally found it! This week I jump in the shower to 'Try It Before You Buy It.'

The 'Wax Vac' is designed to help you get water and other debris out of your ears safely. The product is basically a small hand held vacuum that is designed to pull water and even ear wax from your ears without the risk that comes with using cotton swabs.

The item comes with several different colored sanitary adaptors for the vacuum tip so several family members can use the product and not share any germs or gunk! The 'Wax Vac' runs on two 'AA' batteries.

I have to admit, even though there have been warnings about using cotton swabs to clean your ears for years, I still use them after my shower. So while I was about to test the 'Wax Vac' I had high expectations. Once out of the shower, ears full of water, I put the ear vac to the test. I noticed right away that it's very quiet on the ears, and only enters the ear just far enough to where it stops right at the ear canal. There's a safety seal on the 'Wax Vac' to prevent it from going any further.

After testing the vac on both of my wet ears, I unscrewed the safety stopper to see just how much water it vacuumed out of my ears. I was surprised to see very little! Only one drop of water was in the retaining section of the vac, and luckily, no ear debris or wax!

After testing the 'Wax Vac' I came to the conclusion that I'll just continue to use my bath towel or cotton swabs (very carefully) to remove any left over water from my ears after a shower. The 'Wax Vac' may indeed suck some of the remaining water out of your ears, but it definitely doesn't dry them. And for me, that's where the irritation comes from.

We found the 'Wax Vac' at a local drug store for $9.99. I can't say it doesn't do what it claims to do, but for me it's more of a novelty item than a real effective way of cleaning ears.

Copyright 2013 WAVE News. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain likely Wednesday and some could be locally heavy at times

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain likely Wednesday and some could be locally heavy at times

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 5:44 PM EST2018-02-20 22:44:59 GMT
    Rain likely WednesdayRain likely Wednesday

    The wind was even stronger today with gusts in excess of 30 mph at times, it will relax a little overnight.  But it will remain quite windy with gusts in excess of 20 mph possible.  Scattered showers will also be possible through the overnight, and more are very likely Wednesday. Tonight, will be warm with lows in the upper 60s across all of Southwest Louisiana.  The wind will remain breezy and that should limit fog development.  The chance of rain will be 30%...

    More >>

    The wind was even stronger today with gusts in excess of 30 mph at times, it will relax a little overnight.  But it will remain quite windy with gusts in excess of 20 mph possible.  Scattered showers will also be possible through the overnight, and more are very likely Wednesday. Tonight, will be warm with lows in the upper 60s across all of Southwest Louisiana.  The wind will remain breezy and that should limit fog development.  The chance of rain will be 30%...

    More >>
  • Oakdale Middle student expelled after threatening school

    Oakdale Middle student expelled after threatening school

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 5:37 PM EST2018-02-20 22:37:42 GMT
    (Source: Facebook)(Source: Facebook)

    An Oakdale Middle School student has been expelled after making a threat that could harm other students. The juvenile made a threat to another student, saying that someone was going to 'come and kill a lot of people at school,' according to Oakdale Police Chief Joseph Lockett, Sr.  The threat was reported to a teacher, who took appropriate action.  The child has appeared in front of a judge and is being held at the Oakdale Police Department. The child will be expelled fro...

    More >>

    An Oakdale Middle School student has been expelled after making a threat that could harm other students. The juvenile made a threat to another student, saying that someone was going to 'come and kill a lot of people at school,' according to Oakdale Police Chief Joseph Lockett, Sr.  The threat was reported to a teacher, who took appropriate action.  The child has appeared in front of a judge and is being held at the Oakdale Police Department. The child will be expelled fro...

    More >>
  • BREAKING

    Beauregard student facing court hearing after threatening statements

    Beauregard student facing court hearing after threatening statements

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 2:33 PM EST2018-02-20 19:33:51 GMT
    (Source: Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office )(Source: Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office )

    Multiple agencies are investigating allegations of threats made against DeRidder High School. According to Chief Detective Mark Herford, the investigation began Monday afternoon when both the DeRidder Police Department and the Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office became aware through social media that a juvenile student had made statements while at school that other students found disturbing. Both agencies interviewed numerous individuals as part of the investigation. As a result, the ...

    More >>

    Multiple agencies are investigating allegations of threats made against DeRidder High School. According to Chief Detective Mark Herford, the investigation began Monday afternoon when both the DeRidder Police Department and the Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office became aware through social media that a juvenile student had made statements while at school that other students found disturbing. Both agencies interviewed numerous individuals as part of the investigation. As a result, the ...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly