Otoscope (Auriscope)

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An Otoscope or auriscope is a medical device which is used to look into the ears. Health care providers use otoscopes to screen for illness during regular check-ups and also to investigate when a symptom involves the ears. With an otoscope, it is possible to see the outer ear and middle ear. Today, otoscopic or ophthalmoscopic heads can usually be attached to the base (which supplies the 120 VAC electrical power) or wall-mounted to look at the patient's ears or eyes.

Diseases which may be diagnosed by an otoscope include otitis media and otitis externa, infection of the middle and outer parts of the ear, respectively. Otoscopes are also frequently used for examining patients' noses (avoiding the need for a separate nasal speculum) and (with the speculum removed) upper throats.


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