Would you buy an ear scope? LOL.. you have to see this new gadget!

@shywolf (4520)
United States
March 1, 2007 1:33pm CST
What will they think of next? Now there is a gadget called an 'ear scope' that you can buy for around $140, which combines a small ear pick with a camera so that you can 'watch' what you're digging around for in your ear. No, I'm not kidding, lol! You can see pictures (and read more) here: http://www.engadget.com/2007/03/01/ear-scope-turns-wax-removal-into-primetime-entertainment/
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@greengal (4286)
• United States
1 Mar 07
LOL why would anyone want to know what's in their ear..good heavens! I'm always digging into my ear and strangely wax accumulation is very high, I like to keep my ears clean. I know there is only wax there, what else would I want to know..hehe This gadget would probably be useful to those who have ear injuries and complications, they can see what they want to remove and what not to. Really, what will they think of next!
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@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
3 Mar 07
lol Interesting, I'd rather just go to the doctor and get my ears cleaned rather than buy a scope. That's way too much advanced for me..
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• Kingston, New York
24 Oct 16
Some people do not have medical insurance And if you use cash some of the ear doctors in the us charge from $500 to 200 for each cleaning vist
@rainbow (6763)
1 Mar 07
Urgh no, there are some tings I just do not want to see, lol
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@villageanne (8554)
• United States
1 Mar 07
LOL this is the silliest thing I have ever heard of. I guess that would be an expensive gift for the person who has everything. LOL I personally have no desire to own one and if I did want one...that is way too much to pay for it.
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@tigerdragon (4297)
• Philippines
1 Mar 07
no way! i don't want to see my ear, i would rather feel the ear pick working through my ear.lol!i am old school.
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@shambuca (2560)
• United States
1 Mar 07
LOL--- and people will buy it- I would rather not see it thanks!
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
1 Mar 07
No thank you. I equate this with something that you could stick up you know where so you could be sure everything is coming out ok. Not for me. I don't tend to stick stuff in my ears anyway. Some ear cleaner now and then and lightly goes the q tip. You could damage your hearing rooting around in your ear even with a q tip. Thanks for sharing this information here though. Neat to hear about what others think up.
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@eagletrek2 (5490)
• Kingston, New York
24 Oct 16
This ear tool with the camera is so if you are Trying to get ear wax out you will not hit the ear drum It sounds like this can make it safer to do.
@coolcatzz (1587)
• Canada
4 Mar 07
How ridiculous what will they think of next?? Wonder just how many people will really buy this.
@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
4 Mar 07
This seems like a ridiculous item, but I'm sure that many people will actually buy it and the inventors will become wealthy. Personally, I wouldn't buy one. The risks of damaging the eardrum causing hearing impairment or of causing abrasions to the ear canal leading to serious infections is too great. Diabetics especially are prone to severe infections of the ear canal called "malignant otitis externa". I have has a few diabetic patients over the years who had to be hospitalized for IV antibiotic treatment of this type of infection caused by damaging the ear canal with a q-tip. The ears are actually designed to clean themselves; the purpose of the wax is to clean debris away and to maintain lubrication. If the wax becomes impacted in the ear canal, the safer way to remove it is to use a rubber bulb-syringe with warm water and a few drops of hydrogen peroxide to flush it the morning after instilling wax-softening ear drops or, better yet, have the doctor's office irrigate the ear.
@crickethear (1420)
• United States
3 Mar 07
That is absolutely hysterical. $140 dollars? I don't think so. I first of all don't going digging down in my ear. I have known too many people who have lanced their ear drum by doing that. However, I guess it is a good idea to prevent that from happening, but it is just too funny. I guess it is kudos, for whoever, came up with that crazy gadget.
2 Mar 07
Well they sell these in a uk store "argos" I actually find it quite funny but cool. The price here isn't much higher than £30 which is $60 roughly. Also there's a lot of useful gadgets like this out in shops, a lot I don't see a point in for myself although it's a good thing. =) ~Joey
@brokentia (10395)
• United States
2 Mar 07
Eww...no. LOL I don't have an issue with sticking something too deep in my ear. LOL I am sure that would probably be good for a parent that has a child that habitually puts things in their ears. But personally, I would not want one of those things. I will stick to using a Qtip lightly when I get out of the shower, thanks. ha ha
@freesoul (3023)
• Egypt
1 Mar 07
I don't know why anyone would want to buy this but it would sell a lot never the less lol Not for me thanks but i have to admit it's genuinely original gimmick :))
• United States
1 Mar 07
I am not into any kind of scopes...especially ear scopes;) I am told that my hearing is too good..what do you think I'd find in my ear???+
• United States
1 Mar 07
I would be grossed out by watching the inside of my ear. I can't watch the programs that show operations or similar things. I get light-headed and nearly pass out.
@linda345 (2661)
• Canada
1 Mar 07
Yuck! I think I will stick to Qtips. I think I will leave digging around in my ears for professional doctors like ear/nose/throat specialist. Some people think of everything.