An Acoustic Method for Clinical Examination of the Ear An objective acoustic method is suggested for diagnostic examination of the ear. It provides supplementary information to the otoscopic and audiometric examinations. The acoustic method is based on impedance measurements at the eardrum by means of an acoustic bridge that is calibrated in absolute acoustic resistance and compliance units. The ... Research Article
Research Article  |   December 01, 1963
An Acoustic Method for Clinical Examination of the Ear
 
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  • J. Zwislocki
    Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
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Research Article   |   December 01, 1963
An Acoustic Method for Clinical Examination of the Ear
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1963, Vol. 6, 303-314. doi:10.1044/jshr.0604.303
History: Received August 5, 1963
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1963, Vol. 6, 303-314. doi:10.1044/jshr.0604.303
History: Received August 5, 1963

An objective acoustic method is suggested for diagnostic examination of the ear. It provides supplementary information to the otoscopic and audiometric examinations. The acoustic method is based on impedance measurements at the eardrum by means of an acoustic bridge that is calibrated in absolute acoustic resistance and compliance units. The obtained values can be read directly on the instrument dials and no time consuming computations are required. The article includes an explanation of the concept of acoustic impedance, an analysis of the middle ear mechanism and of the acoustic effects of middle ear pathologies, in addition to a description of the suggested method.

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