THE TYMPA SYSTEM
Making ear and hearing
healthcare accessible to all.
The Tympa System is the world’s first all-in-one ear and hearing healthcare assessment device. It brings together three different diagnostic and treatment systems into one hand-held portable system. With the Tympa System you get: high-definition digital otoscopy, microsuction wax and debris removal using a suction unit*, and a hearing check.
Supported by our unique ‘Remote Review‘ feature, clinicians can send images and videos to ENT specialists and Audiologists, if a second opinion is required. All this is backed up by a fully digital secure system for keeping patient records, which can be quickly and easily shared, via a professional PDF, with ENT surgeons, audiologists or GPs, should the patient need onward specialist treatment.
A better outcome for
Improved Patient Pathway
Hearing loss will overtake diabetes and
cataracts in the UK’s top 10 disease
burdens by 2030.
(Action Plan on Hearing Loss)
Currently, the pathway to ear and hearing healthcare can be both disjointed and relatively inaccessible. Many patients move from appointment to appointment, spread over several weeks, if not months. The average waiting time for patients to receive treatment was 12-16 weeks (pre-covid), this has now grown substantially. Not only that, but most GP’s have also stopped offering wax removal as a service, which has a significant impact on access and wellbeing.
The Tympa System provides a faster, easier route to ear and hearing healthcare. It empowers clinicians to perform digital otoscopy, microsuction wax removal using a suction unit, and a hearing check, all in a single 30-minute appointment.
This not only makes ear and hearing health services more accessible for patients, but it also reduces the number of GP and hospital appointments required by patients, thus lessening the strain on the NHS. Many patients feel relief once wax has been removed. Once the ear is clear from wax or debris, clinicians can undertake a hearing check. Patients can then be referred onto specialists, should a hearing loss be present.
The Tympa System, utilises a digital otoscope and facilitates micro-suction wax removal using a suction unit, enabling a simple, more effective pathway for patients and professionals, leading to less dropout at that crucial first stage. This system has the potential for integration and earliest support for millions of people who would benefit from hearing health care in England and worldwide.Prof. Adrian Davis, Global Burden of Disease Scientific Lead for Hearing at the World Health Organisation and for England
This has the potential to revolutionise the pathway for people with ear and hearing problems.Mr. Joseph Manjaly, Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon
The potential insights to be gained from tympanic membrane images are huge. This has the potential to change the way both ENT specialists and GPs work improving communication and bridging the division between primary and secondary care.Dr. Luke Pratsidis, General Practitioner
*The Tympa System requires additional accessories to perform the microsuction procedure.