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Bought some sea water in a bottle at the cost of 8.99 from and it had about four squirts in it which did nothing at all...Stay away from this product..The people who make this product are laughing all the way to the bank.Enjoy my contribution to your get rich quick scheme..I hear there is money in old rope too..Nice move having the bottle looking like it has plenty in when there isn't enough in there to quench a thirst,i squeezed the bottle hard when empty and the dispensing part inside takes up two thirds of it's volume..Buy Earigate instead of this waste of money.
I have always found wax in the ears to be unsightly and when i was younger i used to always force down cotton buds to remove any visible wax. However as i was growing up and being educated i found out that wax in the ears is actually useful. Ear wax is a yellowish waxy substance secreted in the ear canal of humans and other mammals. It's job is to protect the skin of the ear canal, assist in cleaning and lubricating and provides some protection from: bacteria, fungi, insects and water. Excess ear wax can block the ear canal and hinder hearing.
Whenever i used cotton buds i didn't that that what i was actually doing is pushing the wax further into the ear canal potentially blocking and hindering my ability to hear. I went my my local chemist and spoke to a the pharmacist who advised this product 'Audiclean' and i have been using it now for a couple of months.
About the product:
Bottle 115 ml in size and comes complete with nozzle
Natural, chemical - free isotonic seawater, sterile formula and rich in bicarbonates
Safe for the entire family (ages 2 and up)
Tested and recommended by ear, nose and throat specialists.
What the product claims:
Keeps ears refreshingly clean and clear. Gently washes away excess wax and dirt.
How to use the product in three steps:
1. Insert nozzle into ear, keep head upright
2. Depress for one second; leave in ear for 10 seconds
3. Gently tilt head to drain and dry with a clean towel.
Audiclean advises you to use the product 2 to 3 times a week to help prevent wax build up to leave the ears feeling clear and fresh.
I have used Audiclean for two months now as stated twice a week. I find that when you use the nozzle and squirt the formula into the ear it feels really strange and unnatural and can be quite messy. However my ears feel cleaner and fresher. I have also noticed that my hearing has become much clearer.
The product retails for around £8 which is a lot of money but can be bought online for cheaper around £5. I would say that this product is worth it if you have problems with excess wax in the ears however if you don't i would stick to ear buds which are much cheaper. I feel that my ears have improved and i will not use Audiclean for a while due to how expensive it is but will definitely switch back to it if the problem reoccurs. I hope this review is useful and i award this product 3.5 out of 5.
My son has always had excessively waxy ears, so I am always on the lookout for something to alleviate that fact, I am not too keen on poking around with a cotton bud, especially as we have only just managed to unblock one of his ears!
After much perusing I came across the product I will now review for you, with the clincher with it meaning I could do the whole family without using different products, for different ages.
The product in question is - "Audiclean".
The premise behind this product is to use sterile seawater, gently squirted into your ear, and this in turn cleans the ear canal of any excess wax or debris.
When you buy this product, you will find that it comes in two separate parts, this being the large plastic bottle containing the seawater, and the plastic applicator nozzle, so all you have to do is attach and go!
Before starting there are quite a few restrictions in place, mostly to do with ear infections or any pain or discomfort that you may be feeling, these are a no-no as far as the product goes, with ear blockages being a close second, they recommend clearing the ear with wax softening drops first.
As I mentioned before this can be used on the entire family, with the only exception being on a child under 2 years old, though I would imagine it would be incredibly hard to get a two year old to sit still anyway!
To use you gently place the tip of the plastic funnel applicator into the ear (not too far!), whilst the person is sitting upright, you press for one second, then leave the water in the ear for up to10 seconds, then tilt the head to the side and let the fluid drain away, wiping any excess water or muck away with a towel....easy, no!
To start with, the instructions on keeping your head upright, is not conducive to keeping the liquid within the ear canal, with it dripping out straight away, the next is the sensation of holding the water within the ear, which I have to say doesn't hurt at all, but makes me slightly dizzy, and with the water not always completely coming out straight away, you get the constant drip-drip effect, the same as would get if you had been swimming and got some water stuck in the deeper part of you ear.
The next thing is the strength of the spray. The nozzle is quite narrow at the end of the funnel shaped applicator, meaning it can be positioned better, though be warned do not be tempted to puch it any deeper due to the strength of the spray.
When the nozzle is depressed (very easy to do, with the nozzle being hollow, ideal for putting a finger inside for ease of use!), the water shoots out from the centre and the two opposite sides, meaning that a triangle of water comes out hitting every angle of the ear canal, but also being a bit too forceful, especially if it's your first time, it actually makes your eye's water!
Once you have gotten used to the sensations of the spray, the benefits are of course the cleaning aspect, though i have found it doesn't clean the ears as quickly and efficiently as the product would have you believe!
You do get to feel your ear is quite fresh, though clean is not something I associate with a wet ear! The wax tends to come out a good few days if not up to a week later, and you will still need to wipe this out from the ear.
I have to say myself and my hubby still sporadically use this product (you are supposed to use this 2-3 times a week), but my children have no revolted against me and have decided they would rather have mucky ears, and disappear every time I walk in with this bottle!
It does say on the bottle that if any pain is felt you should discontinue use immediately, with the only cleaning instructions being to wash the nozzle under hot water once used, though I have yet to see it dirty!
Another thing that did worry me slightly was the expiration date, with this giving you nearly 18 months use, fantastic of course, but I have had sterile nose drops for Con when he was a baby, which to my reckoning is almost the same ingredients to the one's in this product, and they only had a shelf life of a week!
Price wise this will set you back around the £6.00 mark, and as of yet we haven't used all of it yet, though we only use once a week now.
For more information visit - www.audiclean.com
Thanks for reading x
Despite the dubious name, which sounds like something you might use to clean a car with, you can rest assured that this is actually a product for the human ear. Delicate things the ears, you don't want to be poking things you shouldn't in them. The thing is, how many people say 'oh you shouldn't shove cotton buds in your ears,' but we all do it. There's that temptation to push it that bit further in, which can sometimes force wax and debris further into the ear canal. As a result, you can suffer from discomfort and a loss of hearing.
Audiclean helps to gently eliminate the build up of wax by cleansing the ear canal. I have recently suffered with a build up of wax in my ears. This was recommended to me at a pharmacy. Quite straight forward to use, you simply attach the nozzle, dispense drops into the ear, leave for a few minutes then gently tilt the head and allow the ear to empty out any remaining fluid. You might like to use a flannel or small soft towel to aid this process.
There is that little tingly feeling as the liquid travels in, but then it settles as it works down the the canal. Make sure the head is tilted properly, to make it more effective. After effects are not always instant. A few applications seemed to work better for me. You can perform an application a day for several days, until you are satisfied with the results. The product did assist a little in shifting some wax build up, though this is a difficult thing to measure, as you can't see the results taking place. I can only judge on how my ear felt less clogged at the end. For about five pounds for a bottle, it offers a safe way of gently stimulating build up in the ears though and should be considered by those who have a build up of wax.
It's a fact of nature. Ears are meant to produce ear wax; it's their way of making sure that the inner ear is kept clean. A build up of wax can lead to problems, including build-up and difficulty hearing. But, there are loads of people who are obsessed about the cleanliness of their ears (me being one of them). Yes, we know you shouldn't stick cotton buds in your ears, so the choices you have are: clean the outer ear with a flannel (which is recommended by GP's), get your ears syringed, use Hopi Ear Candles or buy one of the many 'ear cleaning' products such as Otrex etc.
Whilst in my local Co-op Chemist I saw Audiclean on the shelf. I had not seen or heard of this product before and was intrigued, so I bought it and is cost me £5.86. Audiclean comes in a White and Orange box and comes in a 60ml dispenser. The box contains: Audiclean ear cleansing solution, an ear nozzle and instructions.
Audiclean is a cleansing ear wash which is a gentle and effective way to safely clean your ears. When used 2 to 3 times a week, Audiclean helps prevent wax building up and leaves ears feeling clear and fresh. Audiclean state that you will need to allow at least 10 days of regular use to adapt to the refreshing experience of Audiclean giving your ears a new feeling of cleanliness.
Audiclean works with the ear by gently washing away dirt and excess wax instead of pushing it further into the ear canal. Audiclean is created from seawater from the crystal clear waters off St. Malo on the West coast of France. It has been manufactured using a patented and unique technology developed by world-leading marine biotechnology specialists 'Goemar'. It's also reassuring to know that Audiclean has been tested and recommended by Ear, Nose and Throat specialists.
The advantages of using Audiclean are that is it quick and easy to use in or out of the shower or bath, (it's best to be in a seated position), it's natural, chemical-free and has a sterile formula. It is safe for the entire family (ages 6 months and above). Only I use this in my household and even though my Son is 2 years old it is not a product that I would use on him.
The solution is clear, has no smell and has the same consistency as water. I was slightly expecting it to be thicker like olive oil. If you do happen to spill some on your clothes it washes out easily and doesn't stain.
There are 3 easy steps to gently cleanse the ears using Audiclean:
1. Attach the nozzle to the dispenser then insert nozzle into ear; keep head upright. The nozzle doesn't quite sit comfortably in the ear and feels unnatural if you press it into the ear, so I don't push it in far in case it causes some damage (after all we are recommended not to stick anything on our ears!).
2. Depress the nozzle for one second; leave the solution in ear for 10 seconds - I always put a flannel under my ear when using Audiclean as the solution always drips out. If you press the nozzle for longer than one second and the solution will run down the side of your neck!
3. Gently tilt head to drain and dry with a clean towel. When draining your ear don't expect to see anything at all, other than the clear solution. You will get a muffled hearing for a couple of minutes, but hearing is restored quickly.
Repeat process on the other ear and rinse nozzle with hot water after each use.
It's important to point out that you mustn't use Audiclean if you have: ear pain, ear infection, swimmer's ear, eardrum perforation, balance disorder or have anything stick on your ear. If you have problems with your ears and produce excessive amount of wax, you need to see your GP.
After using for 10 days, I have noticed a difference. My ears feel a lot cleaner and they seem to produce less wax. I can't say that my hearing has improved as a result of using Audiclean as I don't feel that there is a problem with my hearing. I now only feel the need to use Audiclean once or twice a month as a 'top-up'. I don't know where the build of wax has gone, as the solution doesn't expel the wax as it drains out of the ear, so I assume it must have broken up the wax into small particles.
The only disadvantages are that the nozzle doesn't sit comfortably in the ear. This is probably why the solution often drips down the side of my neck. I always hold a flannel under my ears to soak up the solution as it feels unnatural to insert the nozzle deeper into my ear. I tried this and it was slightly painful. For these reasons, I give Audiclean 4 stars out of 5. I think it is a good ear cleansing product and though it has been endorsed by Ear, Nose and Throat specialist I will not be using it to clean my little Boy's ears.
For further information, please visit: www.audiclean.co.uk
Thanks for reading xx
© sweetdaisy 2010
This product made me so dizzy I had to sit down. The room was spinning and I felt sick. Scary
Utterly pointless but seemingly a great triumph of marketing and packaging... A friend of mine mentioned her boyfriend had bought this as I'd pondered if there was a simple and unaggressive way to clean out ear 'debris'. This does nothing. It is, in fact, just water.
Audiclean is a safe and effective sea serum for your ear's to clear the external ear canal without you having to use those dreadful cotton ear buds. I find this effective because it's safe to use on my children , U can use this on any children from 6 months old. The unit comprises of the fluid in a bottle and a washable nozzle that u can place inside of the ear.
As i swim a lot i seem to produce a lot of ear wax and i have found this very safe and effective in removing the sometimes often painfully earache after swimming.
I have used this many times but found other people can go a little dizzy after using this product if that occurs u should sit down as it affects your balance for a few minutes. The next is information from audicleans website. Audiclean should not be used without seeking medical advice if there is a history of ear pain and discharge from the ear, a foreign body in the ear, perforation of the ear drum or if grommets have been inserted. AUDICLEAN should not be used on children under the age of 6 months. So audiclean is a safe sea serum that u can use daily to remove wax from your ears.
i bought this product from boots for a cost of £5.99 for a 60ml bottle
Audiclean works in 3 ways: cleanses the ear canal safely and effectively / helps prevent the formation of wax plugs / disperses earwax and helps extract obstructive wax plugs.