alexa Objective diagnosis of otitis media in early infancy by tympanometry and ipsilateral acoustic reflex thresholds.

Journal of Phonetics & Audiology

Author(s): Marchant CD, McMillan PM, Shurin PA, Johnson CE, Turczyk VA, , Marchant CD, McMillan PM, Shurin PA, Johnson CE, Turczyk VA,

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Abstract Otitis media in early infancy carries a high risk of recurrent otitis media and prolonged middle ear effusion. To fulfill the need for objective diagnostic methods in this age group, we investigated susceptance tympanograms and ipsilateral acoustic reflex thresholds in infants younger than 5 months of age. Tympanometry and acoustic reflex thresholds were performed with an otoadmittance meter using a 660 Hz probe tone. Tympanograms were interpreted using quantitative measures. These findings were compared with independent otoscopic diagnoses in 67 ears with middle ear effusion and 69 ears that were effusion free. Diagnoses were confirmed by tympanocentesis when clinically indicated. There was excellent agreement among otoscopy, peak tympanogram susceptance, and ipsilateral acoustic reflex thresholds (kappa 0.82 to 0.86, agreement 91\% to 93\%). We conclude that susceptance tympanograms and ipsilateral acoustic reflex thresholds are accurate diagnostic tests for otitis media in infants younger than 5 months of age.
This article was published in J Pediatr and referenced in Journal of Phonetics & Audiology

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