Training in Wideband Tympanometry

Why Measure Multiple Tympanograms at the Same Time?

Introductory
10 mins
Reading
01 October 2020

Description

Wideband tympanometry (sometimes referred to as Wideband Acoustic Immitance) is a approach to performing middle ear assessment with the aim of providing the clinician with more diagnostic information without any additional effort. Measuring tympanograms for all frequencies in a single pressure sweep provide the traditional 226 Hz  tympanogram as well as new information such as the absorbance graph, resonance frequency tympanogram and wideband averaged tympanogram. By performing multiple tympanograms clinicians are able to gain a greater understanding of the status of the middle ear and be able to make a more accurate or definitive diagnosis.

Related course: Wideband tympanometry for beginners

Presenter

Michael Maslin
After working for several years as an audiologist in the UK, Michael completed his Ph.D. in 2010 at The University of Manchester. The topic was plasticity of the human binaural auditory system. He then completed a 3-year post-doctoral research program that built directly on the underpinning work carried out during his Ph.D. In 2015, Michael joined the Interacoustics Academy, offering training and education in audiological and vestibular diagnostics worldwide. Michael now works for the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, exploring his research interests which include electrophysiological measurement of the central auditory system, and the development of clinical protocols and clinical techniques applied in areas such as paediatric audiology and vestibular assessment and management.

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