An Examination of Variables Involved in Tympanometric Assessment of Eustachian Tube Function in Adults Eustachian tube function was assessed tympanometrically in a group of normal adults. A pressure-swallow technique of assessing Eustachian tube ventilatory function was administered with positive and negative induced pressures in the range of ± 200 mm to ± 400 mm H2O. This study indicated the relative efficiency of measurement of ... Reports
Reports  |   August 01, 1979
An Examination of Variables Involved in Tympanometric Assessment of Eustachian Tube Function in Adults
 
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Reports   |   August 01, 1979
An Examination of Variables Involved in Tympanometric Assessment of Eustachian Tube Function in Adults
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, August 1979, Vol. 44, 388-396. doi:10.1044/jshd.4403.388
History: Received February 21, 1978 , Accepted December 15, 1978
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, August 1979, Vol. 44, 388-396. doi:10.1044/jshd.4403.388
History: Received February 21, 1978; Accepted December 15, 1978

Eustachian tube function was assessed tympanometrically in a group of normal adults. A pressure-swallow technique of assessing Eustachian tube ventilatory function was administered with positive and negative induced pressures in the range of ± 200 mm to ± 400 mm H2O. This study indicated the relative efficiency of measurement of Eustachian tube function under each of the experimental conditions. Recommendations of procedures for further clinical data collection are presented.

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