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Kulak Burun Bogaz Ihtis Derg. 2013 Nov-Dec;23(6):331-5. doi: 10.5606/kbbihtisas.2013.32391.

[Normative values of middle ear resonance frequency in normal hearing adults].

[Article in Turkish]

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Health and Counseling Center, Middle East Technical University, 06800 Çankaya, Ankara, Turkey.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

This study aims to determine the normative values of middle ear resonance frequency in healthy adults.

PATIENTS AND METHODS:

Sixty adult volunteers (32 females, 28 males; mean age 31.8±7.1 years; range 21 to 46 years) with normal otoscopic examination, audiometry and electroacoustic immitancemetry findings were enrolled in the study. The middle ear resonance frequencies were calculated by multifrequency tympanometry.

RESULTS:

The mean resonance frequency for all volunteers was 999.6±134.9 Hz. The mean resonance frequency was 1020.8±140.6 Hz for the right ear, and 978.3±180.5 Hz for the left ear. The mean resonance frequencies for the right- and left-side were 1023.2±146.9 Hz and 912.5±177.8 Hz in males, and 1018.8±137.2 Hz and 1035.9±164.7 Hz in females, respectively. There was no statistically significant difference in the mean resonance frequency of the right ears between the males and females (p=0.9), whereas the mean resonance frequency of the left ears was statistically significantly higher in females (p=0.007).

CONCLUSION:

The middle ear resonance frequency values may vary according to the side of the ear or gender.

PMID:
24283807
DOI:
10.5606/kbbihtisas.2013.32391
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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