Tympanometry

What is tympanometry?

This test involves putting a soft tip into your child’s ear. They will experience a slight change in pressure in their ears. Tympanometry measures the ear canal volume, pressure and degree of movement of the eardrum. The results are interpreted as part of a battery of tests to assess the health of the ear drum and middle ear and can be used to monitor glue ear, grommets or perforations, for example.