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Wispr University

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!

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Normal Middle Ear Anatomy as Seen by Otoscopy

October 15, 2021
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
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Acute Otitis Media (AOM) – a spectrum of images from normal to AOM

June 25, 2021
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Dr. James G. Berbee WiscMed Founder & CEO

2021 Best Digital Otoscopes Review

June 1, 2021
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 2021 Best Digital Otoscopes Review
Wispr Digital Otoscope by WiscMed showing ear exam image of Acute Otitis Media AOM by Dr. Daniel Ostrovsky

Seeing is Believing Part 2 – Acute Otitis Media

March 1, 2021
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Dr. Gregory S. Rebella WiscMed Co-Founder

Seeing is Believing Part 1 – Challenges to Improving Diagnostic Accuracy

January 25, 2021
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Digital Camera Location

December 30, 2020
There are a number of choices available for digital otoscopes. We have previously reviewed 5 digital otoscopes here . While the basic components of each of these devices are the same – a digital camera, a light source and a display – how these components are implemented makes a vast difference in the clinical effectiveness…Read more about Digital Camera Location
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More than Acute Otitis Media!

December 5, 2020
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Wispr Digital Otoscope Exam Tips

December 2, 2020
This video provides tips for a successful ear exam using the Wispr digital otoscope How to perform a digital otoscope exam Make sure the camera is clean. Test the camera by pointing it at text on paper. The text should be sharp and readable. Make sure the speculum is firmly attached. The speculum should not…Read more about Wispr Digital Otoscope Exam Tips
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Valsalva Maneuver – Ear Popping

November 22, 2020
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Pneumatic Otoscopy

November 17, 2020
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