Video Otoscopic Exam
Video otoscopy is the use of an otoscope (this is an instrument used to look in the ears) that has a very tiny video camera that transmits images to a television or computer screen. These scopes transmit a very bright light that illuminates the ear canal. We can take and print digital images of anything we find within the ear canal.
Why video otoscopy?
The video otoscope allows your professional to see the ear canal better than a traditional handheld otoscope. The video otoscope allows your hearing professional to determine if there is a blockage due to wax. This wax impaction may cause a change in your hearing which may improve upon removing the blockage. If we find that there is a build-up of wax, we also practice Cerumen Management and can remove the wax for you. We like to say that "No wax gets left behind."
Acute Hearing believes that it is important to hear your best and making sure there is nothing that is blocking your ability to hear is an important first step.