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