The aim of this invention is introducing a new device to the specialists and physicians during ear examination. It’s an intelligent Otoscope, new version of Otoscope s, which easily can be used by health care system workers as: ENT specialist, general practitioners, nurses and even by public health workers in schools or working places for screening hearing problems. It’s sensitive to the human body, so when is getting in touch to the ear canal, is automatically turned on and with no contact becomes turned off. This is economically important and declines frequency of charging batteries. Nevertheless, it is adjusted according to the size of the individual’s ear canal. After a long usage, can be recharged by connecting to an adaptor. These advantages and other parameters facilitate convenience examination and cause less experienced undesirable feeling by the patient during a medical checkup. This Otoscope contains one speculum, head, small handle, touch sensors and an adaptor. All physicians, who used this Otoscope experimentally, were satisfied and delightful for this invention. It’s really cheaper and much lighter (less weight) than former Otoscope s and its batteries work permanently. It is better engineered than early designs of Auriscope making it more convenient to use for hearing care specialists during ear examinations. To being sure about advantages of this Auriscope rather than previous one, we used 2 questioners for physicians who used this device to determine their satisfaction from new technique and 5 features of it were asked including: handling, light control, patient comfort, timing use and total quality. Answers for question was 1= bad, 2= medium, 3= good and 4= excellent. Filled questioners were collected and statically analyzed. The result shows that about 91% (excellent: 49.2 and good: 41.1%) of users with utilization of new, while only 34.8% with old type of Otoscope were satisfied. It’s concluded that this device can be a good means in the medical examination compare to ancient type.
Masoud Shaterpour Khiyaban, N. A. Roozbahany