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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!

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The Wispr Digital Otoscope on USA Health, with Dr. Larry Mellick, USA Health Emergency Medicine Physician

March 11, 2022
Dr. James Berbee, WiscMed co-founder and CEO, demonstrated the Wispr digital otoscope ear exam with Dr. Larry Mellick, Emergency Medicine Physician, Vice Chair and Professor of Emergency Medicine; Division Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the University of Southern Alabama.  Watch the exam on Dr Mellick’s USA Health Youtube channel. Read more about The Wispr Digital Otoscope on USA Health, with Dr. Larry Mellick, USA Health Emergency Medicine Physician
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Traditional vs. Digital Otoscopy: 8 out of 10 Emergency Physicians Prefer the Wispr Digital Otoscope

March 7, 2022
Traditional vs. Digital Otoscopy: Emergency Physician Preferences “Research shows that 90% of physicians surveyed feel that the WiscMed Wispr digital otoscope provides better diagnostic information than a traditional otoscope.” A research survey was conducted at the University of Wisconsin – Madison (UW) BerbeeWalsh emergency department regarding preference for otoscope modality. The UW pediatric emergency department…Read more about Traditional vs. Digital Otoscopy: 8 out of 10 Emergency Physicians Prefer the Wispr Digital Otoscope
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The spectrum of a normal ear to acute otitis media

June 25, 2021
The spectrum of a normal ear to acute otitis media A challenging problem on the ear exam is differentiating between a normal ear, a “red ear,” middle ear effusion (MEE) and acute otitis media. There are two aspects to this challenge. The first is to obtain a view of the tympanic membrane that is diagnostic.…Read more about The spectrum of a normal ear to acute otitis media
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Seeing is Believing Part 2 – Acute Otitis Media

March 1, 2021
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Dr. Gregory S. Rebella WiscMed Co-Founder

Seeing is Believing Part 1 – Challenges to Improving Diagnostic Accuracy

January 25, 2021
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Dr. James G. Berbee WiscMed Founder & CEO

2021 Best Digital Otoscopes Review

January 2, 2021
The promise of a digital otoscope is more reliable access to the tympanic membrane, improved patient comfort, medical documentation and sharing of the image with the patient, learners, parents, and colleagues. There are many choices available for digital otoscopes. In this article, we compare five popular digital otoscopes - WiscMed Wispr Digital Otoscope, Jedmed Horus+ HD Video Otoscope, Welch Allyn Digital MacroView, Firefly DE500 Video Otoscope, and the Teslong Digital Otoscope. Read more about 2021 Best Digital Otoscopes Review
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Digital Camera Location

December 30, 2020
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More than Acute Otitis Media!

December 5, 2020
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Wispr Digital Otoscope Exam Tips

December 2, 2020
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Valsalva Maneuver – Ear Popping

November 22, 2020
What causes your ears to “pop” when an airplane descends? Your ears “pop” when pressure on both sides of the eardrum is suddenly equalized. The eardrum (tympanic membrane) translates sound waves into motion which is communicated by a chain of bones to the inner ear. Middle ear bones – Malleus, Incus, Stapes For the eardrum to move…Read more about Valsalva Maneuver – Ear Popping