According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology, excessive earwax is present in over 35 million Americans including 1 in 10 children, 1 in 20 adults, and more than one-third of the senior population. Excessive or impacted earwax is very common and can cause hearing loss, tinnitus, vertigo, pain, and coughing.
To address the need for a safer and more effective solution to treating impacted earwax, SafKan Health developed the first automated and FDA cleared ear cleaning device called OtoSet®.
How OtoSet® works:
In a quick cleaning cycle, liquid flow is directed from solution containers through disposable ear tips and towards the walls of the ear canals to break down earwax. Continuous micro-suction draws the earwax and liquid back through the ear tips and into disposable waste containers for an easy, safe, effective, and mess-free procedure.
To view a brief demo video, click here.
- Earwax is one of the most common reasons for hearing aid frustration and earwax tends to become harder and less mobile as you get older which can create hearing loss and prevent a full exam of the ear.
- OtoSet® is the first FDA-cleared ear cleaning device to remove mild to severe earwax impactions quickly and safely.
- OtoSet® combines and controls the two most popular methods of earwax removal, irrigation and micro-suction.
- Allows providers to reduce referrals to otolaryngologists, creating further trust with patients and better service.
For more background on Safkan and the Otoset device, interested readers can also watch the October 2021 This Week in Hearing interview with company CEO and co-founder, Sahil Diwan, and Safkan’s VP of Sales, Dr. Jackie Phillips below:
About SafKan Health
SafKan Health is a medical device startup based in Seattle, WA. The company’s first product, OtoSet®, is the first automated and FDA-cleared ear cleaning device for the 35 million Americans affected earwax buildup. In 2021, OtoSet® was recognized as the winner of a Hearing Technology Innovator Award™. Learn how healthcare providers are reducing referrals and treating more patients at OtoSet.com.
Signia is one of the world’s leading hearing aid brands. We aim to enhance human performance through iconic innovations and consumer-friendly designs that shape the hearing health market. Since its launch in 2016, Signia has regularly brought world-first hearing solutions to the market and is a pioneer in rechargeable hearing technology. In addition to highly innovative hearing aids, Signia also delivers tools and apps to increase customer interaction and engagement at all levels of hearing aid management. Signia, and its hearing care professionals, enable hearing aid wearers to not just correct hearing loss but to gain an edge – to Be Brilliant.
Source: Safkan, Signia