Tympanometry is a routine part of the testing procedure in children and infants. Used to assess middle ear function, tympanometry can determine abnormal air pressure and the presence of fluid which may be caused by a perforation of the ear drum, infection or even allergies.
Considered to be a quick procedure, your child’s attention and full cooperation is not required to successfully perform this simple examination. A small probe with a flexible rubber tip is gently placed inside the ear canal where a recording is made. The procedure is over within 10 to 20 seconds.