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On January 18, 2016, Posted by , In Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids, With Comments Off on Tympanogram

Tympanic membrane is the fancy name for eardrum, so when an audiologist wants to find out how an individual’s eardrum is working, he or she may get a tympanogram.

In this test, the audiologist inserts a probe (a foam or rubber tip) into the individual’s ear, for 2-3 seconds.  The probe is attached to a machine which then makes a quiet noise that should get the individual’s eardrum moving.