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Tympanometry side effects

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 28 years experience
Test of ear: Test of ear status such as pressure of area behind ear drum, presence of fluid behind ear drum, or the presence of a hole in ear drum. A tone is emitt... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Tympanometry how?: Tympanometry is a quick procedure that involves placing an earplug-like device in the ear in which middle ear pressure is to be measured. For both ear... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paula Harmon
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 15 years experience
Pain is not normal: Pain is not normal, but aggravation and fussiness is extremely common.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Hearing check: Typanometry measures how well the eardrum moves. It is a great way to pick up fluid behind the eardrum which is common with colds, sinus issues, aller... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Typanometry: This test is performed in your physician's office -- this is routinely performed by a primary care or ear, nose and throat doctor.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maya Vazirani
Neonatology 53 years experience
Tympantometry: should not hurt and this only measures the pressure and movement of the tympanic membrane if it hurt it means there is inflammation of the tympanic ca... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Confusing question: If you have functioning tubes in place, tympanometry would not be particularly helpful.If there was a plug in one or both tubes, it would produce a vi... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 28 years experience
Sometimes: After the placement of ear tubes, audiologic testing is common - the audiogram portion is helpful in reassessing the hearing after treatment and tympa... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Fluid detection: In infancy the retention of normal middle ear mucous is common if it doesn't drain out of the eustachian tube. That fluid can become infected if germs... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Middle ear pressure: Tympanometry is used to check for Eustachian tubes patency, which can affect middle ear pressure and ultimately your hearing. You can have both exter... Read More