What Is Tympanometry?
Tympanometry provides a way, along with a physical exam, for doctors to diagnose and monitor problems in the middle ear. The middle ear is located behind the tympanic membrane eardrum). Tympanometry can help diagnose disorders that can lead to hearing loss, especially in children. The test measures the movement of your tympanic membrane in response to changes in pressure. The tympanic membrane is a thin tissue that separates the middle and outer ear segments. The results of a Tympanometry are recorded on a graph called a tympanogram.