• Occlusion of the external auditory meatus resulting from earphone pressure can produce a pseudoconductive hearing loss. I describe a method for detecting ear canal collapse by otoscopy and I suggest a method of correcting the problem with a polyethylene tube prosthesis.
(Arch Otolaryngol 101:686-688, 1975).
Pearlman RC. Preventing Collapse of External Auditory Meatus During Audiometry. Arch Otolaryngol. 1975;101(11):686–688. doi:10.1001/archotol.1975.00780400044012
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