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The Otoscope is a medical instrument used by health care providers to inspect the external ear. Also known as the Auriscope, these devices allow the physician to see and diagnose inflammation or swelling of the ear canal or eardrums, monitor symptoms of the outer and middle ear as well as look for illness, injury, infection or other sources of ear pain. Otoscopes that are part of a diagnostic set, such as the—ADC Standard Otoscope Ophthalmoscope Diagnostic Set—are frequently used to examine patients’ noses and upper throats as well. The ADC Pocket Otoscope Ophthalmoscope Diagnostic Set is another available option.

Some otoscopes are wall-mounted while others are portable. The head of the otoscope contains a a light source and a low-power magnifying lens. These enable the physician to see in and around the ear. The front of the otoscope is covered by a disposable plastic piece which assists in the positioning of the ear canal for a clearer examination. The Alaris Medical Systems Disposable Probe Covers allows for fast temperature readings in oral, axillary, and rectal body sites. They are easily disposable and safe for the regular garbage.

The Otoscopic, Auditory Examination:

The patient will sit and tilt their head away from the physician so the ear not being examined is close to their shoulder. This angle opens the side of the head, giving the physician greater access to the ear being examined. Children will often lie on their sides or lean their heads against an adult"s chest during the exam.

They health care provider will lightly pull on the outer ear to adjust the position and direction of the ear canal; straightening it, for a better view. The physician will then move the otoscope around the ear canal. This allows the examiner to see different angles inside the ear and improves their view in the event of ear wax blockage.

These tests are conducted whenever infection, inflammation, chronic or acute ear infection or another condition such as Cholsteatoma, a head injury, or a ruptured or perforated eardrum is suspected. They are often performed as part of a routine check-up as well.

The Anatomy of the Ear:

The External Ear is responsible for collecting sound. It is composed of the Helix, Trangular Fossa, External Auditory Meaths, Tragus, Antitragus and Lobule.

The Middle Ear works to transmit sound and equalize pressure. It is composed of three small auditory bones: Malleus, Incus, Stapes; as well as the tympanic membrane (eardrum) and the Eustachian Tubue.

The Inner Ear houses the Cochlea, which is the auditory organ. It is composed of a membranous, curved cavity.

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  1. ADC Pocket Otoscope Ophthalmoscope Diagnostic Set

    ADC Pocket Otoscope Ophthalmoscope Diagnostic Set

    SKU: B10039


    Otoscope features 2.5v halogen light source for true tissue color and long lasting lamp performance; fiber optics for cool, obstruction free light transmission; wide angle, removable 2.5x viewing lens permits instrumentation; sealed system with included insufflator fitting for pneumatic otoscopy. Welch Allyn disposable polypropylene ear specula in 2.5mm and 4.0mm sizes are convenient, safe, and economical. Complete instrument includes insufflator fitting and tube of 5 each 2.5mm and 4.0mm specula. Ophthalmoscope features 2.5v halogen light source for true tissue color and long lasting lamp performance; 5 aperture selections (small aperture, large aperture, fixation aperture, semicircle aperture, and red-free filter); 17 lenses from -20 to +20 diopters for better resolution; illuminated dial; silicon coated protection of glass components. Built-in lens dust cover. Rubber brow rest prevents scratching of eyeglasses. Pocket clip with integral on/off slide switch for ambidextrous use. Otoscope and opthalmoscope head made from polymid - an impact resistant space age thermoplastic. AA metal battery handle interchanges between pocket otoscope and ophthalmoscope. Lifetime Quality Performance Guarantee on optics. Learn More
  2. KAWE Reusable Specula

    KAWE Reusable Specula

    SKU: A29103


    Get Reusable Ear Speculas for your KAWE Otoscopes from These 4.5mm reusable ear speculas are compatible with the EUROLIGHT® C10, C30, and the COMBILIGHT® C10. Each lens has a 3x lens magnification and 2.5V standard illumination with dimming capability. Prevent illness of the ears with these Reusable Ear Speculas for KAWE Otoscopes. Buy yours today from! Learn More
  3. MABIS Disposable Ear Speculas for K&W Piccolight Fiber Optic Otoscope
  4. MABIS KaWe COMBILIGHT C10 Otoscope
  5. MABIS KaWe EUROLIGHT C10 Combination Kit
  6. MABIS Kawe Piccolight Combination
  7. MABIS Kirchner & Wilhelm Standard Otoscopes
  8. QUEST PRODUCTS EarCheck Middle Ear Monitor
  9. Reusable Ear Speculas for Kirchner & Wilhelm Standard Otoscopes
  10. KAWE Kawe Combilight C10/e10 Basic Kit
  11. KAWE 2.5V Rechargeable Battery
  12. ADC Standard Otoscope Ophthalmoscope Diagnostic Set

    ADC Standard Otoscope Ophthalmoscope Diagnostic Set

    SKU: B10040


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