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Description:This image depicts a female physician conducting an examination of a female patient’s left ear, using an otoscope, which she’d inserted into the left ear canal.

Peering into the ear canal, the doctor is able to see whether or not there are any pathogenic processes taking place in the canal itself, upon the ear drum, or tympanic membrane, and behind the ear drum, or inner ear.
An otoscope is a small, hand-held instrument with a light that is directed through a funnel-like tip to illuminate the ear canal for examination. The funnel-like tip is called a “speculum.” The specula are disposable and come in two sizes, 2.5mm for very small ear canals, and 4mm for average adult ear canals. The otoscope is powered by a rechargeable battery in the handle; the handle detaches and can be plugged into a standard wall outlet for recharging.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Amanda Mills
Creation Date:2011
Photo Credit:Amanda Mills
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Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
Diagnosis
Equipment and Supplies
Diagnostic Equipment
Otoscopes
Electrodes
Electrodes, Implanted
Cochlear Implants
Prostheses and Implants
Cochlear Implants
Sensory Aids
Hearing Aids
Cochlear Implants
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Otorhinolaryngologic Surgical Procedures
Otologic Surgical Procedures
Cochlear Implantation
Prosthesis Implantation
Cochlear Implantation
Anatomy
Body Regions
Head
Ear
Nervous System
Peripheral Nervous System
Peripheral Nerves
Cranial Nerves
Vestibulocochlear Nerve
Cochlear Nerve
Sense Organs
Ear
Ear, External
Ear Canal
Ear, Middle
Ear Ossicles
Incus
Malleus
Stapes
Eustachian Tube
Tympanic Membrane
Labyrinth
Cochlea
Semicircular Canals
Vestibule
Biological Sciences
Musculoskeletal, Neural, and Ocular Physiology
Nervous System Physiology
Sensation
Hearing
Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Brain Diseases
Auditory Diseases, Central
Hearing Loss, Central
Neurologic Manifestations
Sensation Disorders
Hearing Disorders
Deafness
Hearing Loss
Hearing Loss, Central
Hyperacusis
Tinnitus
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Ear Diseases
Hearing Disorders
Hearing Loss
Deafness
Hearing Loss, Sensorineural
Hearing Loss, Central
Hyperacusis
Tinnitus
Retrocochlear Diseases
Auditory Diseases, Central
Hearing Loss, Central
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms
Signs and Symptoms
Neurologic Manifestations
Sensation Disorders
Hearing Disorders
Hearing Loss
Hyperacusis
Tinnitus
Health Care
Health Care Economics and Organizations
Organizations
Societies
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services
Health Facilities
Persons
Persons
Caregivers
Occupational Groups
Health Personnel
Population Groups
Continental Population Groups
African Continental Ancestry Group
African Americans
Ethnic Groups
African Americans
Psychiatry and Psychology
Psychological Phenomena and Processes
Psychophysiology
Sensation
Hearing
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