With this new trainer, students and practicing physicians can master the skills needed to examine the human ear using visual cues, correctly diagnose common diseases, clean the ear canal, remove a foreign body, and perform a myringotomy with ear tube insertion. Life-like right and left ears teach diagnostic and procedural techniques: both are removable for easy maintenance and storage.
For the ultimate in realism, the middle ear can be filled with various fluids. The instructor controls the colour and consistency of the fluids. Another feature that brings this trainer as close to life as possible is the inclusion of nine diagnostic cartridges with full-colour photo prints illustrating:
Normal tympanic membrane
Mucoid otitis media
Serous otitis media with an air-fluid level
Chronic otitis media with small and large tympanic membrane perforations
Two views of attic cholesteatoma
Atelectatic middle ear otitis
The Ear Trainer is anatomically correct, comes complete with two ears, approximately 100 pre-cut eardrums, specially formulated ear wax, one standard middle ear cartridge with syringe, adjustable stand, and a hard carry case. Otoscope, ventilation tubes, and surgical instruments are not provided.