Comprehensive study of 226-1000 hz multifrequency tympanometry measures in infants

Mutlu A., Durgut M., Öztürk M., Buday M. Ç. , Topdağ M.

Journal of Otolaryngology-ENT Research, vol.2, no.4, pp.130-133, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.15406/joentr.2015.02.00030
  • Journal Name: Journal of Otolaryngology-ENT Research
  • Page Numbers: pp.130-133


Objective: In this report, we aimed to compare the results and clinical performance of the 226-1000Hz multifrequency tympanometry measurements. Materials and Methods: 0-1years old 85 babies who had admitted to our otorhinolaryngology clinic were included to the study. After the clinical evaluation of the patients, all tympanometric measurements were done by an audiologist, and the results were classified and compared according to age groups. Results: In this study, 1000Hz tympanometry measurements are more sensitive than the 226Hz tympanometry measurements to discriminate the middle ear effusions. Particularly, 1000Hz tympanometry measurements are more significant on 0-6month’s group. Conclusion: Tympanometry measurements are reliable methods with clinical evaluation to discriminate the middle ear effusions on 0-1 age infants. Success rate of the 1000Hz tympanometry measurements is better than 226Hz measurements to identify the middle ear effusions on this age group.