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Evaluation of automatic screening tympanometry in the identification of middle ear pathology.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  931764     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study was designed to evaluate the diagnostic sensitivity of a prototype tympanometric screening instrument. Results from automatic tympanometry and complete electroacoustic impedance measurements (tympanometry, static compliance, and acoustic reflex thresholds) were compared to otologic diagnosis in 53 ears with middle ear pathology. Results suggested a high percentage of agreement between screening tympanometry, results from a complete impedance test battery and pneumatic otoscopy. These findings lend support for theuse of screening tympanometry in school hearing-screening programs and in pediatric practice.
D M Schwartz; N P Redfield
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Audiology Society     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0360-9294     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Audiol Soc     Publication Date:    1976 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-09-01     Completed Date:  1976-09-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7602679     Medline TA:  J Am Audiol Soc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  276-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Ear Diseases / diagnosis*
Ear, Middle*
Middle Aged
Tympanic Membrane / physiopathology*

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