Definition of otoscope in English:



  • An instrument designed for visual examination of the eardrum and the passage of the outer ear, typically having a light and a set of lenses.

    Also called auriscope
    • ‘To examine the ear, doctors use an otoscope, a small instrument similar to a flashlight, through which they can see the eardrum.’
    • ‘An otoscope should be used to examine the external auditory canal for cerumen, foreign bodies, and abnormalities of the canal skin.’
    • ‘No significant differences were found between the groups in terms of reported symptoms or a physical examination with an otoscope.’
    • ‘Some might carry blood counting equipment or culture media for throat swabs, otoscope, ophthalmoscope, catheters, sterile gloves, sutures, needles, scissors, and other such essentials…’
    • ‘In a study of otoscopes used by 96 private practice physicians, approximately one third of the devices were found to have a suboptimal output of light.’