Choosing an otoscope is easy, there are just a few factors you need to consider:
Size You need to select an otoscope that is a convenient size for your intended use. You can choose either a standard size or a pocket-size otoscope if you need something portable and convenient to carry around.
Power You will find that all of the digital otoscopes that we offer include rechargeable batteries so they are convenient to use, easy to charge and don’t have wasteful disposable batteries.
Light Since otoscopes are made to inspect inside dark places, like ears, they must include a light source near the lens to illuminate whatever they are pointed at. Historically, older designs have included filament light bulbs to illuminate the field of view, but these bulbs use lots of power and can get hot. All Teslong otoscopes use LED lights that are typically oriented in a ring pattern around the outside edge of the camera lens.
The quality of LEDs has improved vastly in recent years and is now much more efficient than filament bulbs. LEDs last up to several years without losing their brightness or efficacy and have a much longer battery life. Our LED lights also include a brightness adjuster, so that you are provided with the best possible image.
Probe/Head Size Possibly the most important consideration when choosing an otoscope is the size of the probe. Especially if you are going to be using your otoscope on infants or children, you want to be sure that the camera is small enough to fit comfortably in the ear canal without irritating the lining. Our otoscopes have super thin camera tips so that they can be used on people (and even pets!) of all ages.
Compatibility The final point you need to think about is compatibility. Do you want an otoscope that has a screen built-in or one that is compatible with your smart device?
An otoscope with its own screen will be at the higher end of the price bracket, so if you are looking for one that is a little more affordable you should choose an otoscope that is compatible with your computer or smart device, whether that be iOS or Android. We offer otoscopes that connect via USB, work with iPhones, or Android, so you can choose an otoscope to best suit your needs.