• Tympanometry directly measures the compliance
of the tympanic membrane and ossicular chain, estimating middle
• Tympanometry is primarily used to detect the presence of middle
ear fluid, enhancing the diagnosis of acute otitis media and otitis
media with effusion.
• The procedure is also useful for detecting tympanic membrane
perforation, ossicular chain disruption, and the patency of eustachian
• Tympanometry is commonly performed as part of the early evaluation
of hearing loss.