Cilcare uses a spectrum of advanced techniques to ensure the utmost precision in assessing the condition of the ear.
Cilcare’s video endoscope allows for detailed examination of the eardrum’s surface, helping us identify any irregularities, perforations, or signs of pathology. This sophisticated tool features a miniature camera at its tip, which allows us to capture high-quality images and videos of the ear canal and the tympanic membrane.
This level of precision is invaluable for tolerance and GLP ototoxicity studies and guiding appropriate treatment strategies.
Tympanometry is an objective measurement providing insight on the mobility of the tympanic membrane, indicating how effectively sound is transmitted into the middle ear. Using sound (probe tone) and air pressure, tympanometry is highly relevant to assess novel tissue engineering therapies for tympanic membrane repair and reconstruction, the effect or biocompatibility of biodegradable ear tubes.
gross middle ear assessment
Gross middle ear assessment allows to observe the integrity and appearance of the eardrum and ossicles, as well as the presence of formulation residues. The procedure also involves capturing photographs and assigning scores to precisely evaluate auditory function or potential drug ototoxicity.