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Article
November 1975

Preventing Collapse of External Auditory Meatus During Audiometry

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, State University of New York, Fredonia, NY.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1975;101(11):686-688. doi:10.1001/archotol.1975.00780400044012
Abstract

• 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).

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