Definition : Otoscopes designed for determination of the movement (compliance) of the tympanic membrane when it is subjected to a moderate-pressure air current. The motion of the membrane is visually evaluated (subjectively) by the observer. These instruments include a closed system for air delivery. Pneumatic otoscopes are used for determining middle ear disease (e.g., otitis media), particularly in children.
Entry Terms : "Pneumatic Otoscopes" , "Siegle Otoscopes"
UMDC code : 18785