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Pneumatic Otoscope

Pneumatic Otoscope

A pneumatic otoscope is a handheld instrument used to look at the eardrum. It is similar to a regular otoscope, but it allows the health professional to deliver a puff of air to see how the eardrum responds to a change in air pressure.

Last Revised: September 10, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics & Charles M. Myer, III, MD - Otolaryngology

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