Rael Maitreya's COMMENT : never ever use it!
A lot of people think they need to use Q-tips inside their ear to clean. Big mistake! Not only is ear wax good for you, but putting a Q-Tip anywhere except for ...the outermost parts of your ear can be damaging to your hearing. Click to see audiologist and clinical associate professor from NYU Langone, William H. Shapiro, explain why we should stay away from Q-Tips.