WE ALL KNOW THE GOLDEN RULE!
Don’t put anything smaller than your elbow in your ear - so why would you stick a D-I-Y earwax removal tool that is being so heavily being marketed into your healthy ear canals?
I have seen first hand the damage that these tools do – at the very least puncture marks to the canal wall which in some cases have led to infection and even worse ear drum perforation.
Our canal shape is genetically defined – believe me when I say that we all have different curves and canal shapes which cannot be changed unless you undergo surgery.
Cotton tips/buds are dangerous too. If you notice that something has changed - hearing loss, pain, pressure, an echoing sound, discharge or itchiness than the safest decision you can make is to head to your health professional who can view your ear canals with a microscope all or otoscope.
You have one set of ears - so protect them!