Otoscope Market Research, 2031
The global otoscope market was valued at $216.30 million in 2021, and is projected to reach $360.80 million by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 5.4% from 2022 to 2031. An otoscope is an audiological tool having light generation and magnification properties that are useful for an external investigation of the tympanic membranes and the ear canal. In addition, the otoscope is widely used during general checkups as a screening process for illness. Otoscope provides clear view of eardrum/tympanic membrane and ear canal and is used to check for blockages in these areas. Some of the diseases that can be diagnosed by an otoscope are otitis media (middle ear) and otitis externa (external ear). Another common use of otoscope is in a nasal examination which reduces the need for a nasal speculum. When the speculum of the otoscope is removed, it can also act as a device to examine the upper throat. Though all otoscopes allow magnification and illumination of the tympanic membrane and ear canal so that visual examination can be performed by audiologists, properties and functionalities of different otoscopes depend upon the technology they use.
Otoscope market size is anticipated to grow globally during the forecast period owing to, increase in prevalence of ear related diseases, technological advancement in otoscopes, and increase in geriatric population that is susceptible to hearing disorder. Moreover, rise in incidences of noise-induced hearing loss are some otoscope market trends which drives growth of the otoscope market size. However, lack of awareness in developing countries is anticipated to hamper the otoscope market growth. Conversely, growth potential of emerging economies is expected to offer otoscope market opportunity for key players in the during otoscope market forecast.
COVID-19 Impact Analysis
Coronavirus (COVID-19) was discovered in December 2019 in the Hubei province of Wuhan city in China. A virus called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 causes the disease (SARS-CoV-2), which is transmitted among humans.
The disease rapidly spread to other parts of the globe post its discovery in Wuhan. Moreover, this virus causes various symptoms in patients, which range from common symptoms to serious ones. For instance, common symptoms include fever, dry cough, and fatigue. However, serious symptoms include difficulty in breathing or shortness of breath, chest pain, and loss of speech or movement. Furthermore, the virus has high potential of lethality in geriatric population. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared it as a pandemic. In addition, there are only a few vaccines that received emergency approvals for COVID-19 prevention. Thus, social distancing is observed as the most important measure to limit the spread of this disease. Furthermore, maintaining social distancing has led to adoption of lockdowns in various countries across the globe.
The global otoscope industry was negatively impacted by the pandemic. The hearing care industry is dependent on close customer contact. Due to stringent precautionary measures announced by the government, close human contact was discouraged or required special measures in clinics and audiology shops. As a result, hearing loss-related procedures related to mild cases were delayed during the pandemic, which impacted the sales of otoscope. Despite these challenges, manufacturers implemented measures to meet the high demand for timely professional hearing care. Due to product innovation and re-inventing supply chain, major players in the otoscope market were able to sustain demand and cater to the hearing healthcare market even during the pandemic.
Global Otoscope Market Segmentation
The global otoscope market is segmented on the basis of product type, portability, application, and region. On the basis of product type, the market is classified into standard size, pocket size, and accessories. By portability, it is segmented into portable and wall mounted. Depending on application, it is categorized into diagnosis and surgical. Furthermore, on the basis of region, the market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.
Global Otoscope Market, by Product Type
By product type, the otoscope market is divided into standard size, pocket size, and accessories. The pocket size segment was the major revenue contributor in 2021, and is anticipated to continue this trend during the forecast period, owing to rise in healthcare infrastructure and steady surge in cases of ear/otic diseases. In addition, constant economic growth in developing countries, such as India, further fuels the growth of the pocket otoscope. On the other side, standard size is projected to exhibit the fastest market growth during the forecast period, owing to rise in global geriatric population and advancement in healthcare facilities.
Global Otoscope Market, by Portability
By portability, the market is divided into portable and wall mounted. The portable segment was the major revenue contributor in 2021, and is anticipated to continue this trend during the forecast period, owing to the ability to link with printers to print the condition of the tympanic membrane and eardrum. Furthermore, rise in demand in developed countries is accelerating the growth of the portable type segment.
Global Otoscope Market, by Application
By application, the market is divided into diagnosis and surgical. The diagnosis segment was the major revenue contributor in 2021, and is anticipated to continue this trend during the forecast period, owing to increase in prevalence of ear infections such as otitis externa and ear disorder such as acoustic neuroma.
Otoscope Market, by Region
By region, the otoscope market is analyzed across North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and LAMEA. North America dominated the otoscope market share in 2021, accounting for the highest share, and is anticipated to maintain this trend during the forecast period. This is attributed to increase in investments in medical diagnostic tools and technological advancements in traditional otoscopes in the U.S. The region is anticipated to accelerate the market during the forecast period due to strong presence of key companies in the U.S. and Canada. On the other side, Asia-Pacific is projected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period owing to presence of a large population base, increase in per capita income, and growth in medical tourism industry.
The major companies profiled in the report include American Diagnostic Corporation,
Heine Optotechnik GmbH, Kirchner & Wilhelm GmbH, Luxamed Medizintechnik, Midmark Corporation, Olympus Medical Systems, Rudolf Riester GmbH, Sync Vision, Hill Rom (Wellch Allyn), Prestige Medical, Otopront, Fazzini, AUG Medical, Spengler, AdamRouilly, Orlvision GmbH, and Interacoustics A/S.
Key Benefits For Stakeholders
- This report provides a quantitative analysis of the market segments, current trends, estimations, and dynamics of the otoscope market analysis from 2021 to 2031 to identify the prevailing otoscope market opportunities.
- The market research is offered along with information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities.
- Porter's five forces analysis highlights the potency of buyers and suppliers to enable stakeholders make profit-oriented business decisions and strengthen their supplier-buyer network.
- In-depth analysis of the otoscope market segmentation assists to determine the prevailing market opportunities.
- Major countries in each region are mapped according to their revenue contribution to the global market.
- Market player positioning facilitates benchmarking and provides a clear understanding of the present position of the market players.
- The report includes the analysis of the regional as well as global otoscope market trends, key players, market segments, application areas, and market growth strategies.
Otoscope Market Report Highlights
By Product Type
Key Market Players
AdamRouilly, Rudolf Reister GmbH, Interacoustics A/S, Midmark Corporation, Spengler, Luxamed Medizintechnik, Sync Vision, orlvision GmbH,, Fazzini, american diagnostic corporation, Hill Rom (Wellch Allyn), Otopront, Olympus Medical Systems, Kirchner & Wilhelm GmbH, Prestige Medical, Heine Optotechnik GmbH, AUG Medical
The global otoscope market is expected to witness a healthy growth with rise in demand for minimally invasive surgical procedures. Otoscopes have gained recognition in the healthcare industry, owing to rise in number of otoscopy procedures and increase in use of these devices in emerging applications to diagnose and treat abnormalities of internal and external ear.
In addition, favorable FDA approvals, surge in patient preference for minimally invasive surgeries, and shorter recovery time & minimal postoperative complications drive growth of the global otoscope market. Enhanced treatment options with high success rate and technological advancements are some of major factors that contribute to the growth of the otoscope market. However, dearth of trained physicians & endoscopists and infections caused by few otoscopes, stringent regulations, high cost of treatment, and low reimbursement policies restrict the growth of the market. On the contrary, unmet medical demands in developing countries are expected to provide remunerative opportunities for market expansion.
Increase in awareness regarding technologically advanced devices and rise in knowledge about novel devices are expected to boost demand for otoscope devices. Thus, use of otoscope devices is expected to increase in the future. In addition, use of otoscope is highest in North America, especially in the U.S., owing to higher government expenditure on healthcare, followed by Europe and Asia-Pacific.