A US company has created headphones that can clear wax out of a person's ears in 35 seconds, replacing harmful cotton swabs and costly visits to the doctor. Seattle-based start-up SafKan developed a device that can clean both ears simultaneously in under a minute by injecting a mixture of hydrogen peroxide into the ear to loosen up wax before suctioning it out. This new technology makes ear-cleaning more pleasant for users, it could also save significant time and money for physicians. "Earwax is a very common problem that affects hundreds of millions of people in the world evolution compared to others. Earwax is a sticky yellow substance that is produced in the ear canal to prevent dust, dirt, bacteria and other objects from entering the body. This OtoSet will help physicians treat even more patients, and at the same time reduce labor costs and unnecessary referrals to specialists. 'This saves health systems time and money on a very common procedure. They will be sold with disposable tips and outflow containers. The hope is that offering a consumer version will decrease use of cotton swabs, which have been found to damage or irritate the very delicate skin of the ear canal, introduce sickness-causing bacteria or even puncture a person's eardrum.