tympanometry(redirected from Tymponometry)
indirect measurement of the compliance (mobility) and impedance of the tympanic membrane and ossicles of the middle ear; it is done by subjecting the external acoustic meatus to positive, normal, and negative air pressure and monitoring the resultant sound energy flow. See also tympanogram (def. 2).
A technique that measures immittance of the middle ear at various levels of air pressure; helpful in the diagnosis of middle ear effusion, eustachian tube function, and otitis media.
Measurement of the pressure compliance function of the eardrum using an immitance instrument (e.g., an audiometer).