Clean Ear Inc.

Created by doctors for doctors

The Problem: Earwax

  • Earwax is naturally produced by the body to protect the ear canal from debris and germs
  • Excessive earwax can cause hearing loss, pain and infection
  • Current methods to clean the ears are messy, ineffective and dangerous, and can cause permanent hearing loss, ear pain and infection
  • Q tips, Wax Vac, ear candling and ear flushing all have significant disadvantages
  • Standard irrigation and suction devices are expensive, impractical and difficult to operate

Earwax is a naturally-occurring bodily substance that is actually pretty useful — in small amounts. It serves as a natural cleanser and tests have shown it has antibacterial and antifungal properties. But for many people, earwax is too much of a good thing. An ear canal plugged up with earwax can cause earaches, infections, and other problems.

New guidelines from the American Academy of Otolaryngology stress a let-it-be attitude and warn against removal unless the earwax is causing a problem. Many people take a do-it-yourself approach. But please do not try to remove the wax with a cotton swab, which tends to push the earwax back into the ear. A clinician tackles an earwax problem with more expertise, a better view, and better tools.

The Solution: CleanEAR Device

  • Hand-held battery-operated irrigation and suction device that safely and effectively cleans earwax from the ear canal of children and adults
  • Intelligently sprays water out of the tip in a halo shape to safely and gently loosen earwax from the ear canal and deflect water away from the eardrum
  • A large suction tube effectively removes earwax
  • Includes a convenient rechargeable battery docking station
    Soft safety tip to fit children and adults
  • Simultaneous irrigation and suction to prevent overfilling of the ear canal and damage to the eardrum
  • Easy to assemble and operate
  • Self-contained; no messy cleanup
  • Affordable, portable treatment solution

CleanEar is a handheld battery-operated irrigation and suction device to gently, safely and effectively clean earwax from the ear canal. It’s easy to assemble and a cinch to operate for both children and adults.

CleanEar sprays water in a halo pattern from the nozzle tip to safely loosen earwax from the ear canal and avoid direct contact with the eardrum. A central suction tube gently removes the earwax. It comes with a rechargeable battery docking station as well as soft safety tips to fit both children and adults.

A cycling safety feature with simultaneous irrigation and suction to prevent overfilling of the ear canal and damage to the eardrum are all precautions we’ve made. CleanEar Device offers a billable office procedure to generate practice revenue for the health care provider.

Developed by practicing physicians.

Patented technology. Please click here.

US Patent no: 8,062,216 B2 Date: Nov. 22, 2011,US Patent no: D804,649S Date: Dec. 5, 2017


You’ve heard from us all about caring for your ears… But what about your furry friends’? Most dogs suffer from ear infections at some point in their lives, especially floppy-eared dogs. If you notice your pet scratching or rubbing their ears and shaking their head, especially if you smell a strange odor, this may indicate an ear infection. Untreated infections can lead to hearing loss in your dog.

The way to prevent this is to keep your dogs’ ears clean. Fluid, yeast and bacteria can become trapped in a dog’s ears, especially after bathing or swimming. The CleanEar device, now designed also for dogs, is a safe an effective way to remove moisture and debris from your pets’ ears. This solution is more convenient and cost-effective than frequent trips to the vet’s office.

To learn more about the device, please watch this video:

Remember, if you suspect hearing loss in your pet, or if their symptoms of ear infection are not resolved after using the CleanEar device, a vet appointment is essential to preserving your dog’s health.

Dr. Christopher Perry, DO, is a native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He attended Cornell College in Iowa and earned his Doctor of Osteopathy degree from Des Moines University in Iowa. He was selected into a joint residency in otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery through Michigan State University at Bi-County Henry Ford Hospital in Michigan, where he was twice named top surgical resident for his leadership and surgical skills. Dr. Perry is double board certified in Facial Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology. He is an active member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology. Dr. Perry shares his medical expertise through frequent lectures to medical groups and training resident physicians.

“My surgical philosophy is that I first work to improve or restore nasal function. Secondly, I strive to enhance the patient’s facial features by taking the focus off of the nose and on to the eyes by creating a natural-looking nose with sensitivity to the patient’s ethnicity and gender. My goal is that following surgery and recovery, no one but you will even know you’ve had nasal surgery!” Dr. Perry states.

Dr. Raghuprasad graduated from Calicut Medical College, Kerala, India in 1967. His residency includes Calicut Medical College Hospital, Kerala, India, Rotating Internship; Royal Halifax Infirmary, Halifax, England, Internal Medicine; St. Andrews Hospital, London, England, Internal Medicine; and Chicago Medical School at Edgewater Hospital & V.A. North Chicago, Internal Medicine. Fellowships include the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, Allergy & Clinical Immunology.

Dr. Raghuprasad holds board certifications from the American Board of Allergy and Immunology, American Board of Internal Medicine, and is a Member of the Royal College of Physicians of London, Internal Medicine. He is listed in several Medical Societies, including the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; Royal College of Physicians, London; and Texas Medical Association.

His current hospital affiliations include both Medical Center Hospital and Odessa Regional Hospital.


Dr. Perry receives “First Runner-Up” award at the University of Toledo Rocket Ventures, Rocket Innovations Pitch and Pour LaunchPad Incubation Program (2013).

The LaunchPad Incubation Program (LPI) at the University of Toledo provides intensive entrepreneurial assistance, state-of-the-art facilities, access to capital and other valuable resources to early-stage, technology-based startup companies. The program is focused on taking business ventures from concept to commercialization and providing a framework for companies to become thriving, self-sustaining members of the community. LPI works to bolster innovation within UT and Northwest Ohio by providing access to capital, business development resources, and expertise focused on enhancing community collaboration and communication for entrepreneurial development.

Call Toledo Clinic ENT at 419-724-8368 for more information or to schedule an appointment.