Efficacy of acoustic reflectometry in detecting middle ear effusion

C. A. Avery, G. A. Gates, T. J. Prihoda

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Abstract

The acoustic otoscope measures the amount of sound reflected from the tympanic membrane. Since the amount of reflected sound is increased by fluid in the middle ear, it seemed likely that the acoustic otoscope could be used for detection of otitis media. We compared acoustic reflectometry with over 4,000 tympanometric and otoscopic examinations in 451 children who were examined at regular intervals following surgery for chronic otitis media with effusion. The data indicate a lower sensitivity and specificity of acoustic reflectometry than had been reported previously. The receiver-operator characteristics of this device are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)472-476
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology
Volume95
Issue number5 I
StatePublished - 1986

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Otitis Media with Effusion
Acoustics
Otoscopes
Tympanic Membrane
Otitis Media
Middle Ear
Sensitivity and Specificity
Equipment and Supplies

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Avery, C. A., Gates, G. A., & Prihoda, T. J. (1986). Efficacy of acoustic reflectometry in detecting middle ear effusion. Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology, 95(5 I), 472-476.

Efficacy of acoustic reflectometry in detecting middle ear effusion. / Avery, C. A.; Gates, G. A.; Prihoda, T. J.

In: Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology, Vol. 95, No. 5 I, 1986, p. 472-476.

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Avery, CA, Gates, GA & Prihoda, TJ 1986, 'Efficacy of acoustic reflectometry in detecting middle ear effusion', Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology, vol. 95, no. 5 I, pp. 472-476.
Avery, C. A. ; Gates, G. A. ; Prihoda, T. J. / Efficacy of acoustic reflectometry in detecting middle ear effusion. In: Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology. 1986 ; Vol. 95, No. 5 I. pp. 472-476.
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