An endoscope is an instrument with a camera that can go into internal parts of the body to help a doctor or surgeon perform a medical procedure. An ear endoscope, also called an otoscope, goes into the ear canal to help remove ear wax or look at the eardrum. Ear cameras can also include an ear wax removal tool attached to the camera.
The ear camera attaches to a screen on a smartphone or tablet via an app or on an independent screen to provide visuals. They also allow you to take photos or record videos. Also, ear endoscopes include a charging port to recharge the device’s batteries.
The camera also includes a built-in light with adjustable brightness. The device includes various accessories with a variety of tips to remove ear wax. Some of the endoscopes include pediatric and adult size tips and probes to help remove wax.
The camera probe end of an ear endoscope is also waterproof to aid in cleaning. The rest of the device, including a screen if included, may not be waterproof. Many of the devices that include a screen include a slot for an SD memory card to store data.
Otoscopes are very thin to reach into any size ear. Also, they can connect to Android, Windows, or Mac operating systems. Ear scopes can also be used for more than just human ears. Use them for animals such as cats and dogs as well.
When used correctly, an ear endoscope is safe. However, the ear canal is a very sensitive area and care must be taken to not touch the ear drum. If you are not careful, trauma to the ear canal and the eardrum, including perforation, are possible.
Do not ever allow a child or teenager to perform their own ear inspection with an otoscope. Otoscopes can be safe, however because they provide a camera view of the wax removal tool in the canal so you can see what you’re doing. In contrast, when you’re using a Q-Tip you can’t see anything at all. If you have any concerns about the safety or do not feel comfortable, then go to a doctor who cleans out ears professionally.
Also, before using an otoscope, ensure the device is completely clean and sanitary. A scope that is not thoroughly cleaned that goes into your ear or someone else’s ear can transmit infection or illness. Always clean the device with disinfectant before and after use. Never use any attachments that do not come with the kit.
Ensure the camera is clean and dry before putting it in the ear to enable a proper view of the ear canal.
The tools that are included with otoscopes are made specifically for the purpose of removing ear wax and are therefore the best tools for the job. Ear endoscopes use a camera to see inside the ear to gain a better view, which makes it the best tool. No other ear wax removal devices offer internal views of the canal. Otoscope cameras are extremely useful for safe ear wax removal.
To use a Teslong ear camera, you first need to wash your hands. Next, install the wax removal spoons on the camera probe and ensure the device is thoroughly clean and sanitized. Once everything is clean, now you can gently move the camera probe into the ear, being careful to avoid the walls of the ear canal.
When you are comfortable, use the tip of the spoon to gently pull wax from the middle part of the ear. Use the screen to find the wax and then scrape it out with the ear spoon. Pull wax out slowly and place it on a waiting paper towel. Repeat this process until all the wax is out.
Try to move the wax in a slightly circular and upward motion to dislodge the wax from the ear. You may need to take out small bits of wax at a time, especially if the ear is dry. Use the tool to push larger wax balls to the side enough to grasp and pull the entire ball out at once.
If you experience any difficulty removing the wax, consider using an ear wax softener first. Speak to your doctor if you experience any difficulties.
Ear wax that is deeply embedded in the ear should be left to a professional to remove. Going too deep into the ear can cause problems with the eardrum. If you still plan to go deep into the ear, go very slowly, taking tiny chunks of wax at a time. An ear wax softener may aid in wax removal. Again, try not to touch the ear drum of the ear to prevent any issues. Always take your time and do not push anything further into the ear.
Start by adding some ear wax softener to loosen up wax. Once the wax is loosened, you can use the endoscope to gently remove the wax from the ear canal. If your ear feels full, then you may need to plug your nose and blow before using the endoscope.
Endoscopes or otoscopes are very affordable, ranging from $15 to $100. The price will be more if you want an option with its own screen. You can save money by choosing an option that connects over a cable or WiFi network to the smart devices of your choice.