Installation of the TYMPANO simulator

Performing an otoscopic examination with the TYMPANO simulator

Performing a myringotomy and ear ventilation tube placement with Tympano simulator

The TYMPANO simulator is designed for training in otoscopic examination of the eardrum.

The 31 interchangeable eardrum cartridges enable you to learn how to handle the otoscope, as well as how to identify different eardrum pathologies (Cholesteatoma, otitis, tympanic perforation…).

It is also possible to perform a paracentesis exercise on the normal (non-pathological) eardrum cartridge.


The TYMPANO simulator is available in two sets :


  • Special « OSCE » set

3 sets of 8 eardrums from the most common pathologies

See the composition of the OSCE set



To take teaching a stage further, this set include 30 eardrum pathologies and 1 normal eardrum on which it is possible to perform a paracentesis and practice fitting trans-tympanic aerators.

See the composition of the TEACHING set

Why use the TYMPANO simulator

  • To validate the student’s ability to make a diagnosis (recognition of normal and pathological eardrums)
  • To teach, practice and validate otoscope examination gestures (how to hold the otoscope, how to handle without hurting the patient, how to see the whole eardrum, etc.)

Advantages of the TYMPANO simulator

  • Realistic procedure and otoscope view of the eardrum
  • Representation of eardrum texture in relief
  • Repeatability of the examination for the same class group
  • Playful and educational aspects for students
  • Opportunity to practice paracentesis and trans-tympanic aerator placement

Model developed by Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris, Université Paris Cité and ilumens laboratory

Exclusive development and operating license

N° VAL 2023/2021-037/02

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