Video otoscopes can be used for performing physical diagnosis, can provide the patient with information and education, can offer superior data for storage in electronic medical records and can assist in physician education. The video otoscope market accounted for a larger portion of the total market largely due to its higher average selling price and units sold. However, expected decline in sales volume in this segment will restrict future growth of the overall market.
Otoscopes are a necessary tool for physicians performing physical diagnosis and the population over 65 years of age is increasing. Both of these factors will help maintain the need for otoscopes over the forecast period. The market will be further limited by trends such as sharing of equipment among some physicians and lack of innovation. Additional factors limiting the video otoscope segment include a lack of audiologist acceptance, long product life cycles and high prices.
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U.S. Hearing Aids And Audiology Device Market Overview
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1.1 Research Scope
1.2 9-Step Methodology
Step 1: Project Initiation & Team Selection
Step 2: Prepare Data Systems And Perform Secondary Research
Step 3: Preparation For Interviews & Questionnaire Design
Step 4: Performing Primary Research
Step 5: Research Analysis: Establishing Baseline Estimates
Step 6: Market Forecast And Analysis
Step 7: Identify Strategic Opportunities
Step 8: Final Review And Market Release
Step 9: Customer Feedback And Market Monitoring
2.1.1 Standard Otoscopes
2.1.2 Video Otoscopes
2.2 Market Overview
2.3 Market Analysis And Forecast
2.3.1 Standard Otoscope Market
2.3.2 Video Otoscope Market
2.4 Drivers And Limiters
2.4.1 Market Drivers
2.4.2 Market Limiters
2.5 Competitive Market Share Analysis
Otoscope design consists of a head (with light source and low-powered magnifying lens), disposable plastic ear specula which can attach to the front end (distal) and a lens on the rear of the instrument that enables physicians to see into their patient’s ear canal. Most otoscopes are portable and battery powered.
Benson Medical Instruments
Intelligent Hearing Systems
Others include: Advanced Monitors Corporation, Ambco, American Diagnostics, Amplivox, Audina, Audioscan, Auditdata, Benson Medical Instruments, Duracell, e3 Audiometrics, Foster Special Instruments, Frye Electronics, GlobalMed Telemedicine, GN Otometrics, Grason-Stadler, Hansaton, Hear Clear, Heine, iCellTech, Intelligent Hearing Systems, Interacoustics, Inventis, KaWe, Madsen, Maico, MEDca, MedRx, Micro Audiometrics Corp, MicroTech, Natus, NEXcell, Otovation, Panasonic, Path Medical, Persona Medical, Renata, Riester, Rion, SeboTek Hearing Systems, Songbird Hearing, Sony, SoundHawk, Toshiba, Tremetrics, US Ophthalmic, Vivosonic, Welch Allyn, etc.