This case study is regarding the diagnostic audiology findings for a patient diagnosed with patulous eustachian tube (ET) dysfunction. A 22-year-old patient complaining of ears stopped up was diagnosed by an ENT physician with patulous ET dysfunction, based on her history of significant weight loss of more than 102 lbs in a year. Diagnostic audiometry as well as tympanometry was conducted to see if the tympanometry pattern coincides with the respiratory cycle. Patient was found to have normal hearing in both ears.
Topic(s): patulous eustachian tube (ET) dysfunction, patulous, eustachian tube, dysfunction, middle ear.