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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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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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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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A audiologist did a tympanometry test on ears & didn't find a problem. My Eustachian tubes still feels clogged. Is a tympanometry test 100% accurate?

A audiologist did a tympanometry test on ears & didn't find a problem. My Eustachian tubes still feels clogged.  Is a tympanometry test 100% accurate?

Hard to feel tubes.: You likely aren't able to feel your eustachian tubes however you might feel a sensation of fullness in the ear. This could be due to ringing or decreased hearing from thickening of the your ear drum or irritation of the nerve in that ear. Tympanometry tests are vague and generally can't be relied upon 100%. However if they are normal for the most part it's unlikely that you have anything serious. ...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?

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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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