Kochkin R.V. Impedance audiometry, 2006
Hearing research methods based on the subject's assessment of sensations arising from the presentation of sound signals to them (subjective audiometry) rightfully dominate the clinic. In fact, these are psychoacoustic tests. It is in the peculiarities of sensation that the unlimited 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, objective methods are of particular importance in the study of hearing in children, in cases of insufficiency of the mental development of the subjects, in case of impaired consciousness due to various diseases and injuries. During the military, labor, forensic medical examination, it often also becomes necessary to objectively assess the state of auditory function without the participation of the subject. This book, “Impedance Audiometry,” describes one of the methods of objective assessment of hearing, which has recently become widespread in clinical audiology, is acoustic impedancemetry - measurement of acoustic impedance of the middle ear.