Tympanometry is a test of middle ear function.  It is used routinely to check the status of the middle ear.  Tympanometry is a quick, easy and reliable technique that is helpful in diagnosing problems such as “glue ear” (fluid behind the eardrum) and a perforated eardrum.


High Frequency Tympanometry is also an examination of the middle ear that accounts for differences in anatomy of the middle ear in infants and in adults with some middle ear disorders.  In infants, it is usually part of a battery of tests, including:

Paediatric Hearing Assessment

Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE)

Auditory Brain Response (ABR)