Sentence Examples


  • If there is an object lodged in the ear canal, pushing on the otoscope may push the object further into the ear and damage the eardrum.
  • The diagnosis of impacted cerumen is usually made by examining the ear canal and eardrum with an otoscope, an instrument with a light attached that allows the doctor to look into the canal.
  • The doctor or nurse may hold the ear lobe as the speculum is inserted into the ear and may adjust the position of the otoscope to get a better view of the ear canal and eardrum.
  • In addition to a complete medical history and physical examination, the physician inspects using an otoscope the outer ears and eardrums of the child.
  • An ear examination with an otoscope can also detect a build-up of wax in the ear canal or a rupture or puncture of the eardrum.