New FDA-Approved Automated Ear Cleaning Device Brings Ear Care Into the 21st Century
“The SafKan Health team is passionate about bringing ear care to the 21st century with their innovative ear cleaning device, OtoSet. FDA clearance shows the company is capable of executing tough milestones. I am delighted to serve on the Board of SafKan Health and achieve the vision that we have defined together as a team, ”said Stephane Meyer, the former president and CEO of Welch Allyn.
For the past 200 years, the standard of care for the earwax removal procedure has been the ear and bladder syringe. OtoSet brings ear care into the 21stst century with the marriage of irrigation and micro-suction technology integrated into an automated, portable device that offers clinicians unprecedented ease for a rapid earwax removal procedure and provides patients with a safe, efficient and mess-free procedure .
“As a primary care physician educator, I can imagine the physicians of the future using OtoSet as an essential tool in patient care,” said Dr. Gary Kato, a primary care physician affiliated with Washington University Medication.
According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology, excessive or impacted earwax is present in 1 in 10 children, 1 in 20 adults and more than a third of the geriatric population. “It sounds like such a basic thing, but it’s one of the most common reasons people present for hearing problems,” said Dr. Seth Schwartz, an otolaryngologist who led the most recent update of the Cerumen Impaction (Ear Wax) guideline.
“Impaction of earwax can also lead to surprising results on mood and the functioning of the brain itself,” reports Healthline. “If you become disconnected with hearing loss, you aren’t really building memories or retaining memories or exercising your brain. So you may have cognitive loss or make the memory loss deeper,” he said. said dr. Maria Torroella Carney, division chief of geriatric medicine at Northwell Health.
True to its vision of improving ear care, SafKan Health is developing a consumer version of its OtoSet that can be used to prevent excessive earwax buildup in the home. “We plan to do for your ears what electric toothbrushes have done for your teeth,” said Sahil Diwan, co-founder and CEO of SafKan Health.
About SafKan Santé:
SafKan Health’s first device, the OtoSet – Ear Cleaning System, is an automated ear cleaning device for the 35 million Americans affected by impacted earwax – the leading cause of conductive hearing loss. Company clinical advisors include industry leading primary care physicians and otolaryngologists Washington University Medicine, Kaiser Permanente and Cedars-Sinai. SafKan Health investors include Dreamit Ventures, cultivate (MD) and PCOM Primary Care Innovation Fund.
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