Otoscopy is one of the primary methods used for diagnosing patient complaints for the entire ear-nose-throat complex. A well designed otoscope will provide illumination, magnification, and air pressure capability for checking tympanic membrane mobility.

The basic steps are the same for any otoscope, but we’ll be showing you how to use our Welch Allyn MacroView Otoscope – which allows you to see three times the area of the ear canal and tympanic membrane than a traditional scope in a single view.

Welch Allyn Otoscope

Welch Allyn MacroView™ Otoscope

The MacroView otoscope offers a 3X larger viewing area at higher magnification compared to standard otoscopes, making it easier to visualize the auditory canal and…

Educational Topics

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