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July 1978

Impedance Audiometry in Serous Otitis Media

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology, Memphis State University (Dr Orchik), and the East Texas Rehabilitation Center, Kilgore (Ms Morff). Dr Dunn is in private practice in Denton, Tex.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1978;104(7):409-412. doi:10.1001/archotol.1978.00790070047012

• The relationship between the results of impedance audiometry and middle ear effusion in serous otitis media was examined in 76 ears immediately prior to myringotomy. Tympanometry and acoustic reflex threshold showed the highest correlation with the operative findings relative to middle ear effusion. The combination of tympanometry and acoustic reflex threshold was superior to the use of either component alone. Results are discussed in terms of clinical implications with specific consideration of hearing screening programs.

(Arch Otolaryngol 104:409-412, 1978)

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