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

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Dr. William Lewis
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Tests middle ear

Measures middle ear pressure.
Can tell if fluid is in the ear, confirm a perforation, and give other diagnostic information regarding pressure in the middle ear space, .

In brief: Tests middle ear

Measures middle ear pressure.
Can tell if fluid is in the ear, confirm a perforation, and give other diagnostic information regarding pressure in the middle ear space, .
Dr. William Lewis
Dr. William Lewis
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