Nursing Assessment of Ear

 

Assessment of the Ear

Assessment of the Ear

  • Color of ears must be the same as of the face.
  • Redness: sign of inflammation or fever.
  • Pallor: indicate frost bite.
  • If client complains of pain
  • Inspection of ear canal for size and discharge.
  • deeper structure and middle ear can be observed only by otoscope.
  • Assessment of hearing acuity done simply by identification of voice tones, with the client repeating testing words spoken by the nurse.

  • Hearing screening
  • Whispered voice
  • Weber test
  • Evaluate bone conduction

 

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Rinne Test

Compare bone conduction to air conduction in both ears

 

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Normal tympanic membrane

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Otitis Media

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