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Acoustic immittance test showed A-shaped tympanometry curves of both ears as well as normal acoustic reflex thresholds of ipsilateral and crossed stapedius muscles.
The children underwent a full ENT examination, tympanometry, transient evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAEs) measurements, and automated ABR testing.
5) were as follows: 75% (n = 18/24) reported using both distortion product otoacoustic emmissions (DPOAE) and AABR, and 13 of them indicated the additional use of at least one outer-ear or middle-ear screening measure, such as otoscopy, high-frequency (1 000 Hz probe tone) and acoustic reflex screening; 21% (n = 5/24) reported using DPOAE and AABR, with no use of outer and middle ear screening measures; 21% (n = 5/24) reported using either DPOAE or AABR; and 1 participant reported using only otoscopy and tympanometry for NIHS.
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In addition, patients with pathologic tympanometry findings and those with known chronic ear and mastoid process inflammation, hearing amplified subjects and those with otosclerosis, tympanosclerosis and acute tinnitus persisting for up to three months, as well as facial nerve disorders of specific etiology and those associated with neurologic disorders were not considered eligible for inclusion in the study.
Additionally, in order to discover possible auditory disorders and to investigate air conduction thresholds and speech audiometry, a Danplex model DA65 audiometer and a Siemens model SD50 immittance meter were used to measure tympanometry and acoustic reflexes.
Postoperative hearing is assessed by audiometry, while drum mobility is assessed by tympanometry after 1, 6, and 12 months.
Otoscopic and ophthalmological examinations, pure-tone audiometry, and tympanometry were performed for each patient.
From the above findings, we can conclude that lower socio-economic status particularly in rural population, upper respiratory tract infection with ET dysfunction, disease in contralateral ear are associated with failure of surgical outcome of tympanometry in tubotympanic type of chronic otitis media in our study.
Children who were unable to be conditioned or failed pure tone hearing screenings received otoscopy, tympanometry, and distortion product otoacoustic emissions testing to more accurately refer for appropriate follow up.
The Madsen OTOflex 100 OTOdiagnostics suite was used for tympanometry and acoustic reflex measurement and recording.
8) Another study in 2012, conducted by Rosenkranz, et al, of 23 general practitioners found that a multimodal, interactive workshop can significantly increase the confidence of general practitioners for diagnosis of otitis media with effusion and also for using pneumatic otoscopy and tympanometry.