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Pneumatic Otoscope


A pneumatic otoscope is a handheld instrument used to look at the eardrum. It is similar to a regular otoscope, but it allows the health professional to deliver a puff of air to see how the eardrum responds to a change in air pressure.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerSusan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical ReviewerCharles M. Myer, III, MD - Otolaryngology
Last RevisedJanuary 13, 2011

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