Results of audiometry and tympanography
can tell you if there's middle ear effusion, but does not preclude AOM if fluid isn't present.
The included trials varied in antibiotics chosen, use of placebo, duration of therapy, time to measurement of OME resolution, and method of diagnosis (tympanography
, otoscopy, audiometry).
To test this hypothesis, doctors at UCLA used tympanography
to compare how much milk entered the eustachian tubes of bottle fed and breast fed babies.
showed left eustachian tube dysfunction.
Whitaker said otoacoustic emission (OAE) screening has started to gain popularity because, like tympanography
it is an objective test.
Nevertheless, preoperative tympanography
is a valuable diagnostic tool for detecting OME in children who are scheduled to undergo bilateral myringotomy with tube placement.
(1) Findings on audiometry were within normal limits, but tympanography
showed a reduction in mobility on the right side.