Infant Tympanometry Differential Results by Race Reports
Reports  |   August 01, 1988
Infant Tympanometry
 
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Reports   |   August 01, 1988
Infant Tympanometry
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, August 1988, Vol. 53, 341-346. doi:10.1044/jshd.5303.341
History: Received August 3, 1987 , Accepted November 2, 1987
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, August 1988, Vol. 53, 341-346. doi:10.1044/jshd.5303.341
History: Received August 3, 1987; Accepted November 2, 1987

Black (N = 63) and White (N = 74) infants, ages 6-13 months, were screened by tympanometry for signs of middle ear dysfunction. More White infants (57%) than Black (33%) failed initial screening (p < .01). Retest of initial failures after a minimum 6-week interval showed an overall reduction in failure rates, but the significant (p < .05) racial effect was still obtained. Implications of these findings for the clinician are discussed.

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