Kochkin RV. Impedance audiometry, 2006
Methods for the study of hearing, based on the evaluation by the subjects of sensations that arise when sound signals are presented to them (subjective audiometry), are rightfully dominant in the clinic. In fact, these are psychoacoustic tests. It is in the characteristics of sensation that the endless possibilities of studying various aspects and manifestations of hearing are hidden. However, there are a number of situations in which the use of subjective indicators is impossible or undesirable. In particular, the objective methods are of particular importance in the study of hearing in children, in cases of insufficiency of mental development of the studied, in violation of consciousness due to various diseases and injuries. In the course of military, labor, and forensic medical examinations, it is also often necessary to objectively assess the state of the auditory function without participating in the process. This book "Impedance audiometry" tells about one of the methods of objective assessment of hearing, which has recently received widespread use in clinical audiology, is acoustic impedance measurement - measurement of the acoustic impedance of the middle ear.