Acoustic reflex as a predictor of middle ear effusion.

  title={Acoustic reflex as a predictor of middle ear effusion.},
  author={G E Freyss and Philippe Narcy and Yves Manac'h and Michet Toupet},
  journal={The Annals of otology, rhinology & laryngology. Supplement},
  volume={89 3 Pt 2},
The comparative efficacy of tympanometry and the acoustic reflex (threshold and supraliminal amplitude) in predicting the presence of fluid in the middle ear was studied just before myringotomy in 50 children (99 ears) prior to adenoidectomy. Impedance audiometry was carried out under a general anesthetic (ketamine and nitrous oxide) in 60%, and without… CONTINUE READING