Jun 1, 2021
This podcast highlights original research published in the June 2021 issue of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, the official journal of the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) Foundation.
The objective was to characterize the relationship between objective tympanogram values and patient-reported symptoms and associations with common comorbid conditions.
In conclusion, patients with symptoms of ETD may have a TPP within a range typically considered normal per conventional standards. This suggests that the currently accepted interpretation of tympanometry findings may be insensitive for the diagnosis of less severe cases of ETD.