What Happens During Ear Exams

Every time we visit our doctor for a checkup, we receive an ear exam. It’s safe to assume that most people are generally familiar with what happens in ear exams, however, we probably don’t know what the doctor is looking for. In this article, we are going to discuss specifically what happens, and what the doctor looks for during ear exams.

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The first part of the ear exam requires the doctor to check on the outside of the ear. The purpose of this is to check for any deformities and the overall health of the skin. An otoscope is a tool that the doctor may use to get a better look.

In the next part of the exam the doctor will use an otoscope to look inside the ear. The doctor is checking the ear canal to make sure that everything looks healthy. The doctor needs to position their hand in a way that will move with the head of the patient. This is important to protect the patient in case they move their head suddenly.

Overall, during an ear exam the doctor will check on every part of your ear. If you are having ear pain, or any other issues, contact your doctor.


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