An otoscope is also referred to as an auriscope. This medical equipment is used to examine the ear of any damages and possible infection. The ear has an open canal, which is prone to damage from external factors. It is highly likely for a foreign object to get into the ear and block passage of fluids hence interference with its primary function, sound. Any extra objects in the ear affect its capability to pass sound to the ear drum hence difficulties in communication. We deliver all our Otoscopes to Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth and all other major cities in Australia.
How it works
Ears have a role in body balance and body pressure. An otoscope ensures there is a clear canal to the ear drum, which is crucial in balancing pressure within and without of the human body. Ears are sensitive body organs that should be taken care of with utmost importance. Unlike other body organs that require the same attention and maintenance, ears are more vulnerable to infections and damage because they are on the outside. Any sharp object penetrating through the canal can permanently damage the ear with respect to hearing. Apart from infections and foreign objects in the ear, an otoscope checks for excessive wax in the canal. While wax is a product of natural cleaning process of the body through the ear, excessive amounts are a threat to functionality of the ear.
Otoscopes are fitted with ×3 magnification that helps in zooming any foreign objects including wax in the ear. It also has a large viewing window that allows specialists to extensively assess the inner part of the ear. Besides, the fiber optic otoscope uses LED light to illuminate inside the ear for clarity. Proper diagnosis with regards to identification of objects is crucial in determining a possible solution to the affected ear.
Another feature that makes the otoscope effective is the clear and scratch resistant viewing window. The LED bulb also makes it last longer and cans serve multiple patients in a day or more. Otoscopes are vital medical equipments used for general examination. While it is mainly used for the ear, an otoscope can also examine details on the human skin.