Do You Know How to Clean Your Earbuds?

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Why You Need to Clean Your Earbuds

According to a recent study, earbuds can harbor 119,186 colony-forming bacterial units. To put this into perspective, that is over 2,000 times more bacteria than is found on the typical chopping board in your kitchen. The presence of these units can lead to ear infections and other illnesses.

One thing Doss recommends you watch out for is to be aware that the holes in your earbuds can also harbor earwax. This typically happens when the heat being generated from the earbud melts the wax inside your ears.

How to Clean Your Earbuds

Things you'll need

Here are the tools you’ll need to clean your earbuds:

  • Dish soap
  • Cotton swabs
  • A cleaning toothbrush (nylon bristle only)
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Alcohol wipes

Guide to cleaning your earbuds

There are a few key tips for cleaning your earbuds.

The first earbud cleaning tip you need to know is how to use your brush to clean the wax out of your earbuds. Do this by holding the mesh facing down, which will enable the debris to fall out of the earbud instead of falling back inside. Be careful not to push too hard, as you may push the wax in even further.

Following this, lightly soak a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol, tap off the excess alcohol and then wipe over the earbud to clean the remaining bacteria. 

Last, you will want to use an alcohol wipe to wipe off the entire earbud and the surrounding wires, if any, which will help disinfect it.

Be sure not to use soapy water or other cleaning products as they may not be suitable for the earbud. Certain products may also do further damage to the earbud and prevent your full use and enjoyment.

Introducing the Doss ICON – Innovate Wireless Earbud

For the latest in wireless earbud technology, look no further than the DOSS ICON. With built-in advanced 5.0 Bluetooth technology providing the most reliable connection, one-step pairing and flawless audio quality, this set of earbuds and its accompanying portable charging case will keep you going with up to 30 hours of playtime. Its miniature size and negligible weight mean you can enjoy your exercise, run, walk or bicycle without sacrificing the amazing sound experience, complete with the delivery of crystal-clear vocals with tremendous bass. Last but not least, it is super easy to clean the DOSS ICON, so you can keep enjoying your music without any further concern.

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