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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Tympanometry (Definition)

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 emitted then measured as it is reflected off ear drum. The curve that this reflected tone produces shows characteristics to help in diagnosis.. Other details such as the general stiffness of hearing ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: tympanometry?

What is the definition or description of: tympanometry?

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 emitted then measured as it is reflected off ear drum. The curve that this reflected tone produces shows characteristics to help in diagnosis.. Other details such as the general stiffness of hearing bones can be deciphered. ...Read more

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Is there a shot or an i.V. Involved when doing a tympanometry?

Is there a shot or an i.V. Involved when doing a tympanometry?

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 ears, it takes 1-2 minutes at the most. No oral or IV pre-medication needed. ...Read more

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What does it mean to get tympanometry test done? How does it work?

What does it mean to get tympanometry test done? How does it work?

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, allergies, and as a result of an ear infection. If a child has a normal eardrum and a chronic problem on tympanometry the child may benefit form an ENT evaluation. It is a useful tool to monitor recovery form ear infections as well. ...Read more

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Where is a tympanometry usually done? At a hospital?

Where is a tympanometry usually done? At a hospital?

Typanometry: This test is performed in your physician's office -- this is routinely performed by a primary care or ear, nose and throat doctor. ...Read more

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Do I need a tympanometry after ear tube surgery?

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 visible wave form, but would usually just produce a flat pattern.I suppose if you wanted to verify tube function it could be used that way, but I prefer to look at the tubes.It is usually obvious. ...Read more

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I had a tympanometry today at ENT office. Nurse performed 4 times in each ear back to back, due to printer error. Is this harmful to my ear,?

I had a tympanometry today at ENT office. Nurse performed 4 times in each ear back to back, due to printer error. Is this harmful to my ear,?

No: Tympanometry is a measurement of middle ear pressure and should not cause any injury to the ear canal or ear drum. The most important question is once the printer did function, what were the results? Furthermore, the nurse could have easily read the graphic results on the screen before it was printed. ...Read more