In our latest article of as seen on TV products is the Wax Vac Review, we put the Wax vac to the test to see if it lives up to it’s claims or if it is a total dud.

Wax Vac Review - Scam, Ripoff, or something else?

Wax Vac Review – Scam, Ripoff, or something else?

What is a Wax Vac?

The Wax Vac is a small device that produces low suction power to effectively remove earwax and other ear debris from the ear canal.  The Wax Vac is your answer to how to get earwax out. Just another means to removing ear wax. If you’ve ever wondered “How do you get ear wax out”, the Wax Vac is supposed to be the household name people think of for cleaning ears.

The Wax Vac Early Production Issues

Early reports show production issues with early batches of the Wax Vac which causes a poor seal with the ear limiting the effectiveness of the suction. Also, ear drops are highly recommended to help loosen ear wax prior to using the Wax Vac to suck up the wax. As a result, reviews on the wax vac haven’t been the greatest.

A quick check of the better business bureau had no review ratings on the company that distributes the Wax Vac.

Have you used Wax Vac or know someone who has?  What do you think, is Wax Vac a new tool you can’t live with out or a scam? If you’ve used Wax Vac and can write a review on how it performed we want to hear from you.  Please let us know if you’d like to submit an expert review for Wax Vac or feel free to submit your review below.

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The Wax Vac Featured Review – From Our Readers

The longer this WaxVac reviews page remains up, the more reports we see from readers that Wax Vac is not only ineffective, but that they have business practices that some may consider to be a ripoff or a scam based on the deceptive way people are tricked into ordering things they didn’t mean to order.  For a more comprehensive report from one of our visitors, please see David’s featured review below on his take of the Wax Vac, their deceptive and borderline illegal scammy practices (FTC are you reading?), and a cheaper alternative to the Wax Vac.

David writes:

Even if this company were not reprehensible based on the way their sales reps have managed to run up charges on many folks credit cards, it remains a fact that the product cannot successfully address real ear wax problems. Nor is it needed for minor problems of stuff in your ears.

For one thing, the device must not produce any significant vacuum or else it would be dangerous! If you managed to position it so that it sealed off on the outside, any significant vacuum would damage the ear drum.

For another thing, any effect that the device can have cannot reach very far beyond the end of the silicone tip, and those tips are not long enough to reach down to where real problem ear wax can build up. In operation, there will be a flow of air into the ear canal along side the tip; but there will be no flow from any distance beyond the tip because air cannot enter from that end of the ear canal. The ad’s illustration of effect on loose fluff outside the ear canal is not relevant because of this. Furthermore, problem ear wax is quite sticky and well attached to the walls of the ear canal. A little breeze at the very end of the tip is not going to have any significant effect.

For real ear wax problems, there is an effective solution that can be purchased at a very reasonable price. It is called an “ear syringe”. A typically even cheaper but equally effective alternative is a what’s called a ‘nasal aspirator” to help clear a baby’s stuffy nose. Those can be purchased for a couple bucks, and an ear syringe need not be much more.

I do periodically experience wax buildup near an eardrum in a way that actually impacts my hearing. When I sense that, I get out my little aspirator. (I had an ear syringe, but it developed a leak.) I fill it with water as warm as I can stand and squirt it into the affected ear. The wax will typically not come out on the first squirt because it needs first to be softened by the warmth. (Ear drops can also be used, but I have never found them to be more effective than warm water.) To get the wax lump out, you have to squeeze forcefully with the tip well into the ear canal. You have to be careful not to let it seal off – there must be a path out for the water. So you should never be forcing the tip inwards, and you should be holding the bulb somewhat loosely relative to the in/out direction. The turbulent rush of the water against your ear drum can be a bit unnerving because of the loud noise it makes; but it is not harmful. The ear drum will not be harmed. (I might not have believed this had it not been for the fact that first time it happened to me, it was done by an otolaryngologist (eye, ear, and nose specialist doctor).) I have to do this about once a year for each ear. The volume of wax in the lump that eventually emerges (after three or four squirts) is comparable to that of a small pea.

The commercial for Wax Vac sites dire warnings about sticking cotton swabs in your ears. I believe that danger is exaggerated. I think there is no danger so long as you do not stick them in forcefully or so deeply that they contact your ear drum. The real advice should simply be to be very careful when sticking anything in your ear. The ear canal itself is not delicate. The ear drum is; but it can stand some light force. On the other hand, the ear drum should never be exposed to anything sharp or to any large force. The cotton swabs are fine for the more minor accumulation of ear wax that you may experience near the outside end of the ear canal. I normally address those problems with some tissue on the end of my little finger.

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The Wax Vac Reviews From Your Peers

For David’s original Wax Vac review posting and the comments from other Wax Vac users, please see the reviews and comments below.  Please feel free to contribute yourself.