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I have had my own otoscope for about 15 years now and it has been a wonderful tool! In case you are wondering what one is...or why you would need one...take a moment to read this:
What is an OTOSCOPE?
An Otoscope is a medical device which allows parents to look inside the ear canal, though, it’s mostly your pediatrician that provides you that costly service. But, after you’ve read our short series: “Use Your Otoscope”, you’ll see just how easy it is for you to do too.
Your basic otoscope consist of a handle, head, electric light source, magnifying lens, plastic ear speculums. Some models have an extra feature: “Pneumatic Pump”. This allows you to check for motility. It works like this. When you squeeze the bulb, it throws a puff of air into the examiners ear, this checks on the motility of his tympanic membrane. In subsequent posts, we’ll talk about when you “should” and “should not” attempt to move the tympanic membrane.
While lots of pediatricians have the “Wall-mounted” otoscope model, parents will welcome the portable model. It’s very practical for Dad and Mom. Those are powered by battery. Some are even rechargeable.
You can learn more about using an otoscope at the above sites. Let me know if one of you are a winner!