Racial Differences in Tympanometric Results The occurrence of failed tympanometric screenings in 253 middle-class preschool children, ages 30–48 months, was examined. Black children showed a significantly (p ≮ .05) lower incidence of failure (23% compared to 38% for White children); this pattern was attributable primarily to differential rates of failure for older children ( 36 ... Reports
Reports  |   May 01, 1984
Racial Differences in Tympanometric Results
 
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Reports   |   May 01, 1984
Racial Differences in Tympanometric Results
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1984, Vol. 49, 140-144. doi:10.1044/jshd.4902.140
History: Received January 25, 1984 , Accepted February 27, 1984
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1984, Vol. 49, 140-144. doi:10.1044/jshd.4902.140
History: Received January 25, 1984; Accepted February 27, 1984

The occurrence of failed tympanometric screenings in 253 middle-class preschool children, ages 30–48 months, was examined. Black children showed a significantly (p ≮ .05) lower incidence of failure (23% compared to 38% for White children); this pattern was attributable primarily to differential rates of failure for older children ( 36 months). Explanations for this difference are discussed.

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