When using WideBand testing on the TympStar Pro, users can gather a full set of tympanometry data in the same time that it would take to do a single 226 Hz sweep. WideBand tympanometry can be used for infants to simultaneously obtain tympanograms at both 226 and 1000 Hz for accurate interpretation. Age-specific normative data is included, and can be customized, to provide an easy visualization of the test results that clinicians can share with their patients for counseling purposes.
Results include an absorbance graph, which shows how much sound is absorbed by the middle ear from low to high frequency. The absorbance pattern in an ear with normal middle ear function differs considerably from ears with middle ear pathology. Examples of absorbance tracings for common middle ear pathologies such as otosclerosis, middle ear effusion, and discontinuity of the ossicular chain are provided and can assist in test interpretation.