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Describe the purpose of an Opthalmascope for assessing the eyesEarsExternal earPatient denies pain, discharge or tinnitus. No drainage,abnormalities noted on or around outer earAny tenderness?Patient denies tenderness in or around outer earPurpose of the otoscopeAn otoscope allows the healthcare provider to visualizethe inner ear with magnification and light. It provides the ability to view the inner ear structures and the ear drum. The provider can use it to look for redness, inflammation, discharge, s/s of infection or foreign objects. Test hearing (cranial nerve VIII) and conduct the voice testPatient denies the use of hearing aids. CN VIII intact. Patient able to repeat whisper test correctly B ear. 7
Explain the Weber and Rinne testsDescribe the purpose of the speculum evaluate nasal mucosa, septum, and turbinates