Otoscope and its Main Features

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Otoscope

Otoscope is an instrument which is used to view the ear. Before using the otoscope, it is important to make sure the use of clean speculum for each patient. and also use the largest speculum which can comfortably fit in EAM.

Use of Otoscope

Turn on the button  and hold the otoscope like a pencil,
For right ear, hold in your right hand, handle pointing forwards For left ear, hold in your left hand, handle pointing forwards, Pull the pinna up and back to straighten EAM
Fibre Optic Mini Otoscope and Speculum
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Types of Otoscope


There are two main types of otoscope

Pocket Otoscope
and Clinical style of Otoscope

Pocket Otoscope normally costs  more than $50 in Retail whereas the clinical otoscope will cost more than $400 or may be less than $400. Price varies according to the market from which you are buying. Otoscope costs more if you buy them direct from retail whereas buying from ebay or other online store will compartively cost you less. 





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Features of Otoscope

Power Source- could be either from Battery or  Electric

Light Source-  Light source comes from two types of bulbs, the one is incandescent which produces Yellow light and the other is Halogen Bulb Which produces Bright White light.

The Otoscope which uses Halogen Bulb has been considered as Best for producing bright white light.

Magnifier- It is not easily available on all models but it provides beginners with better view of tympanic membrane.

Specula- Speculum, the plural form, which is available in all sizes that can be reused or disposed. 
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