Six Things You
Should Know About
What Is Tympanometry?
Tympanometry is a test used
to detect abnormalities
occurring the middle ear.
What Happens During
The first step in Tympanometry is to place
a small, soft ear tip into your ear canal that
will change the air pressure in the canal.
This will cause the eardrum to
move back and forth and a
machine will record the
movement of the eardrum.
What Do I Need To Do During
You can help your Audiologist get good
results by not speaking, chewing or
swallowing during the test.
If you do, it’s not a problem but the
best results are obtained when there is
little to no movement by the person
What Will I Feel During Testing?
Tympanometry is not
uncomfortable and should not
cause any pain.
Why Is Tympanometry Performed?
Tympanometry tells your
Audiologist about the health
of the middle ear system.
What If My Tympanometry
Results are Abnormal?
Do not be alarmed if you have
abnormal test results. It simply
means more testing is needed.
If you have a concern, talk to your
Audiologist about it. He or she will
be happy to answer any questions
you might have.