An endoscope camera is most often used in medicine to look at the inside of a person’s body. It is used for all kinds of procedures, yet thanks to the iCLEARscope® developed by CLEARWAX, our specialist can now attach an endoscope to an iPod, which is in turn attached to the miniature vacuum cleaner known as the microsuction device. The battery inside the barrel produces a very bright, clear light through the camera, which then gives a highly detailed view of the ear canal and eardrum. The vacuum cleaner is then used to drain the wax from the affected ear. Unlike other methods, where the wax is removed ‘blind’, this way makes it far easier and safer to perform efficient wax removal with minimal risk.
Roger Stokes, one of our longest-serving audiologists who qualified back in 1994, actually prefers using the endoscope as opposed to the traditional otoscope in his daily work. Much more detail can be clearly viewed – particularly that of the health and condition of the tympanic membranes (eardrums). Patients often love watching the replays of the videos taken of the procedure as they can see exactly what our trained audiologist can see.
Upon request, we can in addition stream the procedure live onto Apple TV. You can view everything from the vantage point of a very comfortable chair, with the only incumbrance being your head slightly tilted to allow easy access to the ear being cleared.
Afterwards, you can simply relax as our specialist does their work.