Otoscopie

In case of problems of hearing it is natural that the external auditory canal and the middle ear are examined for infections or obstructions.

It is not useful to perform a measurement of hearing when there is an ear plug in the ear canal, because the measurement would then give a false image.

Sometimes it is necessary to carry out additional examinations such as a CT or NMR (MRI). This can be important to detect inflammation and congenital or acquired malformations of the middle ear.