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!
May 5, 2022
There are three small bones (ossicles) that transfer the movement of the tympanic membrane (ear drum) caused by sound waves to the inner ear. The formal name of the three bones are malleus, incus and stapes. The more common names are hammer, anvil and stirrup. This chain of bones is an elegant example of natures…Read more about Hammer, Anvil & Stirrup by otoscopy. Bones of the middle ear.
March 11, 2022
The Wispr digital otoscope changes management of a 6 month old child by revealing bilateral acute otitis media (AOM). Dr. James Berbee, WiscMed co-founder and CEO, works with Dr. Larry Mellick, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician, at the University of Southern Alabama. Watch the exam on Dr Mellick’s USA Health Youtube channel. Learn more about the…Read more about Wispr digital otoscope reveals bilateral acute otitis media at the University of Southern Alabama
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: 9 out of 10 Emergency Physicians Prefer the Wispr Digital Otoscope
January 3, 2022
The human ear is an example of nature’s amazing bioengineering. It translates sound waves first into mechanical motion and then into electrical signals that are interpreted as sound by the brain. The otoscope can “see” the tympanic membrane (eardrum) which separates the external ear from the middle ear. Because the eardrum is...Read more about Normal Middle Ear Anatomy as Seen by Otoscopy
January 2, 2022
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 2022 Best Digital Otoscopes Review