What is the role of pure tone and speech audiometry in the workup of myringitis?

Updated: Sep 14, 2020
  • Author: John Schweinfurth, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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  • Pure tone and speech audiometry: This consists of an oscillator, or signal generator; an amplifier; and an attenuator, which controls and specifies the intensity of tones produced. The shape of the audiogram for an individual with hearing loss can provide the otologist or audiologist with important information for determining the nature and cause of the hearing defect. The audiogram configuration of air conduction hearing loss can be used as an additional test for diagnosis of myringitis.

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