demonstrates a perforation with squamous debris and otorrhea or a white keratin pearl (Fig.
and tympanometry were within normal limits.
Procedures for all subjects included (1) a brief hearing history questionnaire, (2) otoscopy
, (3) tympanometry, (4) pure tone air conduction thresholds obtained by a licensed audiologist using the modified Hughson-Westlake procedure , and (5) pure tone air conduction thresholds in the SRO frequency range obtained by each subject using the automated self-testing mode.
Because of the patient's symptoms and the results of otoscopy
, a diagnosis of chronic middle ear disease was made, and she was treated empirically with intravenous ceftriaxone (2 g once a day) and gentamicin (80 mg three times a day).
We describe the case of a 63-year-old woman presenting with unilateral subjective pulsatile tinnitus and a middle ear mass visible on otoscopy
Examination Performed, % Abnormal % (n) Otoscopy
, tuning fork and basic balance tests such as the Dix Hallpike (for BBPV), Romberg's and Unterberger's tests will confirm or exclude otological causes.
The Digital MacroView Otoscope has the ability to focus the image for clear views, comes equipped with an insufflation port for pneumatic otoscopy
, and conveniently works with all existing Welch Allyn 3.
detected a hard mass arising from the floor of the external auditory meatus.
7], the auditory examination included a history of ear- and hearing-related issues, otoscopy
, screening tympanometry [10-11], air-conduction thresholds at 250 to 8,000 Hz octave intervals and at 3,000 and 6,000 Hz interoctaves, bone-conduction thresholds at 500 and 4,000 Hz, and word recognition in quiet and in competing message.
There may be a great deal of time spent on asking related questions and on examinations such as otoscopy
The sleek new design and groundbreaking technology of the MacroView mark a major advancement in handheld otoscopy
," said Cindy Kuiper, Welch Allyn product manager.