Welcome to Wispr University! Find unique insights and educational content about the ear exam including anatomy, pathologies, treatment and techniques to transform your standard of care. You’ll also get an insider look at the Wispr Digital Otoscope and the unique ways that it can be utilized in your practice. At Wispr University, our goal is to provide a place of learning and collaborating that helps to advance the ear exam in the practice of medicine. We’ll see you around campus!
A PAS 2023 study was completed by: Caitlin Keane-Bisconti DO, Leor Akabas MD and Haamid Chamdawala MD, MPH Video Otoscopy in the Pediatric ED: Can it limit the need for repeat ear exams? Summary: Video Otoscopy eliminated the need for a repeat ear exam in 75% of patients, and was superior to conventional otoscopy…Read more about PAS 2023 Study – Wispr digital otoscope reduced repeat ear exams by 75%
It can be difficult to distinguish between a normal ear and an ear with otitis media with effusion (OME). The hallmark of OME, air-fluid levels in the middle ear space, can be subtle. In this Wispr University article, we present a technique for making the air-fluid level more obvious. A 37 year-old woman returned from…Read more about Valsalva to Confirm Otitis Media with Effusion
There are a number of ear conditions that are commonly found in clinic. This article presents six of the most common conditions seen in the primary clinic. Included are images of the condition, typical presenting history and annotated diagnostic features. This guide is available here as a convenient pdf that can be downloaded and printed…Read more about Visual Ear Diagnosis Guide
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
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 2023 Best Digital Otoscopes Review
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.
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
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