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.
Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics & Charles M. Myer, III, MD - Otolaryngology
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