Middle ear examination:

  • tympanometry &
  • acoustic reflex measures 
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    Middle Ear examination

Tympanometry assists in the detection of fluid in the middle ear, perforation of the eardrum, or wax blocking the ear canal. The test measures the mobility of the eardrum. Graphs are created, called tympanograms, which can reveal a stiff eardrum, a hole in the eardrum, or an eardrum that moves too much.

The tympanogram is often recorded when children have middle ear infections. Finally, acoustic reflex measures add information about the possible location of the hearing problem.