Middle ear test

What is a middle ear test? The middle ear test shows how the ear drum reacts to varying air pressure in the ear canal.

In the middle ear test - or tympanometry - the hearing care professional tests the condition of the middle ear and the mobility of the eardrum.  A small probe is inserted into the ear, and while listening to different sounds the air pressure inside your ear is increased or decreased.

Your hearing ability depends on the degree of your ear drum sensitivity, and this test, in conjunction with the pure tone test and the speech test, helps the examiner to determine the extent of your hearing loss.

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