Ear Hear 2021 Apr 29. Epub 2021 Apr 29.
Department of Research, Boys Town National Research Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska, USA Center for Childhood Deafness, Language and Learning, Boys Town National Research Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska, USA Department of Otolaryngology, Boys Town National Research Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
Objectives: The objective of this work is to determine whether there is a systematic effect of middle ear effusion volume on wideband acoustic immittance in children with surgically confirmed otitis media with effusion.
Design: Wideband acoustic immittance was measured in 49 ears from children (9 months to 11 years) who had a diagnosis of otitis media with effusion and compared to 14 ears from children (10 months to 10 years) without a recent history of otitis media. For children with otitis media with effusion, wideband acoustic immittance testing took place in the child's preoperative waiting room before surgical placement of tympanostomy tubes. Read More