Wispr University

Welcome to Wispr University! Here you can expect to find unique insights and educational content about the ear exam including anatomy, pathologies, treatment and techniques as well as an insider look at the Wispr Digital Otoscope and the unique ways that the Wispr can be utilized in your practice. At Wispr University, our goal is to be a place of learning that helps to advance the ear exam in the practice of medicine. Be sure to stop by often, we will be providing frequent (and interesting) updates. We’ll see you around campus!

Dr. Gregory S. Rebella

Seeing is Believing Part 2 – Acute Otitis Media

March 1, 2021
Acute Otitis Media Clinicians should diagnose acute otitis media (AOM) in children who present with moderate to severe bulging of the tympanic membrane (TM) or new onset of otorrhea not due to acute otitis externa. Clinicians should diagnose AOM in children who present with mild bulging of the TM and recent (less than 48 hours)…Read more about Seeing is Believing Part 2 – Acute Otitis Media
Dr. Gregory S. Rebella

Seeing is Believing Part 1 – Challenges to Improving Diagnostic Accuracy

January 25, 2021
Challenges to Improving Diagnostic Accuracy – Part 1 Read more about Seeing is Believing Part 1 – Challenges to Improving Diagnostic Accuracy

Otoscope Camera Location

December 30, 2020
The Importance of Camera Location in a Digital Otoscope There are a number of choices available for digital otoscopes. We’ve previously reviewed 5 digital otoscopes here . The basic components of all digital otoscopes are the same; a digital camera, a light source and a display. How these components are engineered makes a vast difference…Read more about Otoscope Camera Location
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Wispr Digital Otoscope Exam Tips

November 30, 2020
This video provides tips for a successful ear exam using the Wispr digital otoscope How to perform a digital otoscope exam Make sure the camera is clean. Test the camera by pointing it at text on paper. The text should be sharp and readable. Make sure the speculum is firmly attached. The speculum should not…Read more about Wispr Digital Otoscope Exam Tips
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Pneumatic Otoscopy

November 17, 2020
This article explains why the Wispr digital otoscope does not support pneumatic otoscopy. The purpose of pneumatic otoscopy is to determine the mobility of the tympanic membrane (eardrum). Evaluating mobility may be useful when considering diagnoses of acute otitis media (AOM), otitis media with effusion (OME), eustachian tube dysfunction and eardrum perforation...Read more about Pneumatic Otoscopy