Undertaking tympanometry testing with children

Procedure for preparing the child for tympanometry

Procedure for preparing the child for tympanometry

Tympanometry in pre-schools is best carried out in view of other children who will be tested. This enables shy or uncooperative children to watch the procedure and become reassured.

Follow these steps to prepare the child for the tymapnometry test:

  1. Stand the child in front of you and explain that you will be using your special camera to take a measurement or picture of their ears.

    Prepare the child for the tymapnometry test

  2. Show the child the tympanometer screen to reassure them, liken it to a small television.

    Tympanometer screen

  3. Tell them they will need to stand still for just a minute while you take the picture.

  4. When you feel the child understands and is ready, begin the procedure.