Otoscopy is a clinical technique to examine parts of the ear, ear canal and ear drum. The medical device we use to do this is called an Otoscope. If you have ever had a quick examination at your GPs, they may have used a basic version. The Otoscope we use in practice is much more sophisticated.
The Otoscope has a narrow end called the speculum; a new cover is used for each ear, ensuring we maintain the highest standards of hygiene in the clinic. This is gently inserted into the ear by our expert audiologists. This is painless and a procedure that our clinicians have performed on thousands of patients.
The clinician will inspect the external auditory canal and ear drum. We look for abnormalities or obstructions like wax and check that both ears are anatomically healthy.
This examination takes just a few moments for both ears.