* The SGAR is easier to read than the tympanometer
They used a Likert scale survey to rate the following tympanometer
attributes: appearance, size, safety, durability, capabilities, ergonomics of physical design, ease of use (overall operations, specific control features), screen information layout, LCD screen/monitor, printing, maintenance, software interface, data quality and reliability, and accessories.
In using the Tympanometer
, a soft rubber probe is placed on the outside of the child's ear; air is introduced into the ear canal until air pressure is equalized between the middle ear and the outer ear.
Wilkoff wrote that the usefulness of a tympanometer
"doesn't seem to validate its expense," but I think it would be much harder to validate each of our skills with pneumatic otoscopes.
The physicians were provided with a calibrated tympanometer
Clinically certified audiologists used the QT1 Quik Tymp Tympanometer
(American Electromedics Corp; Amherst, New Hampshire) to determine the integrity of the tympanic membrane and middle ear/ossicular system.
Some of them may be using a tympanometer
, an instrument whose usefulness doesn't seem to validate its expense.
Audiologists used the QT1 Quick Tymp Tympanometer
(American Electromedics Corp, Amherst, New Hampshire) to perform the immittance testing.
As indicators of this technological propensity, we used the blood chemistry analyzer, the hematology analyzer, and the tympanometer
, as well as one outpatient surgical procedure, vasectomy.