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					   Six Things You
Should Know About
  Tympanometry
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What Is Tympanometry?
 Tympanometry is a test used
    to detect abnormalities
   occurring the middle ear.

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       What Happens During
         Tympanometry?
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.
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This will cause the eardrum to
 move back and forth and a
   machine will record the
 movement of the eardrum.

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 What Do I Need To Do During
      Tympanometry?
You can help your Audiologist get good
  results by not speaking, chewing or
      swallowing during the test.
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  If you do, it’s not a problem but the
best results are obtained when there is
 little to no movement by the person
               being tested.

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What Will I Feel During Testing?
       Tympanometry is not
   uncomfortable and should not
         cause any pain.
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Why Is Tympanometry Performed?
    Tympanometry tells your
   Audiologist about the health
    of the middle ear system.
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What If My Tympanometry
 Results are Abnormal?
Do not be alarmed if you have
abnormal test results. It simply
means more testing is needed.
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If you have a concern, talk to your
Audiologist about it. He or she will
be happy to answer any questions
         you might have.

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Description: Call North Shore Audio-Vetibular Lab 1160 Park Ave W. Suite 4 S. Highland Park IL 60035 (847) 737-4270 Route 83 & Robert Parker Coffin Rd, Suite 103 Long Grove, IL 60047 (847) 737-7544 Website: www. NSAVL.com Tympanometry is a test used to detect abnormalities occurring the middle ear.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.