How far can I stick something in my ear before I hit my eardrum?

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So, I bought one of those camera ear things that allow you to clean your ears and you can see inside your ear. I used it. I don't know what my ear drum would look like if I saw it, so it made me nervous. I emailed the company asking how they recommend I don't damage my ear drum. He said that hitting the eardrum is factored into the design and I can't. But, I googled how far down is an ear drum and the link I found states it's about 1 " in. The tip of this is probably 2 inches long before it gets wider.

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