Efficacy of tympanometry screening methods for early clinical diagnosis of otosclerosis


  • Prabina R. Mohanty Department of ENT, Al Ameen Medical College and Hospital, Athani Road, Vijayapur, Karnataka, India
  • Abam Fasal Department of ENT, Al Ameen Medical College and Hospital, Athani Road, Vijayapur, Karnataka, India




Head bath, Otosclerosis, Tympanometry


The diagnosis is suspected clinically based on microscopic otoscopy, audiometry, and tympanometry. Thin-section computed tomography of the temporal bone helps to confirm the diagnosis. This case report aimed to promote the importance of tympanometry screening as a diagnostic tool for middle ear pathology. A case of 27-year-old patient came to ENT-OPD at Al-Ameen Medical College and Hospital, Vijayapur with the complaint of decreased hearing since 2 years. The history of intermittant tinnitus and swimming habit with head bath regularly were found in the patient. Also, there were no significant family history of hearing loss, ear discharge, and ear pain. This case report concluded that the continuous head bath may leads to middle ear pathologies like otosclerosis and give importance to tympanometry test for early clinical diagnosis and suggesting for avoiding swimming, and also use of ear plugs as necessary during head bath.


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