Dual Mode Thermometers can be used in two ways: you can use them for both ear and forehead fever measurements. Using infrared technology, they measure the energy or heat that is emitted from the eardrum or skin. At iProven, we use the latest technology to make temperature measurements quick and accurate. Our ear and forehead thermometers go through extensive clinical testing, so we know measurements are reliable and repeatable.
How to use your Ear and Forehead thermometer
Using it as a forehead thermometer, the device measures the temperature of the temporal artery. Leave the cap on the device and simply swipe from temple to temple to get a quick temperature indication. You can use forehead measurements for babies and kids of any age*.
When you take an ear measurement, your dual-mode thermometer checks the temperature emitted by the tympanic membrane or eardrum. To use it as an ear thermometer, you have to take off the cap. For adults, you have to pull the ear a little backward and upward to straighten the ear canal. For kids, pulling the outer ear straight backward will do the same. We advise taking ear measurements for babies of 6 months and older. Using it for younger babies is not advisable, as the probe might be too big to fit in your baby's ears*.
Because they've proven to be reliable, quick, and comfortable, dual-mode thermometers have gained popularity over the past decades. Nowadays, you'll even find them in hospitals or at your doctor's office.
To us, it's important our customers can use our devices the moment they arrive at their doorstep. That's why we make sure every device comes with easy instructions and a comprehensive manual, so you know how to get the best results.
* For newborns and babies, rectal fever measurements are most accurate. In case of doubt, always double-check temperatures with a rectal measurement or contact your pediatrician or doctor.