“Headlights are easier to use because they don’t require the training and experience that head mirrors do,” Dr. Karni said.
Dr. Karni extolled the virtues of the built-in light source and its power to free otolaryngologists from their offices or a patient from the seated position. “It’s convenient that they don’t require a separate light source,” he said.
Elizabeth A Blair, MD, associate professor of otolaryngology -head and neck surgery at the University of Chicago, likes the portability of headlights. “It’s challenging to use a head mirror on small children who can’t sit still,” she said.