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Eustachian Tube Function Test (EFT)

Your Eustachian tube is a tunnel-like shell that integrates your nasal cavity to your middle ear. When your ear “pops,” that’s the moment your Eustachian tube opens and allows pressure in the middle ear to commensurate. The tube can become barricaded or stay exposed too much, and both circumstances can lead to impacted hearing. You might not have a genuine hearing loss, but sounds could seem echo-like or unfeeling because importunate pressure in the middle ear is precluding your tympanic membrane or the bones in the middle ear from ongoing properly.

The Eustachian tube affixes your middle ear cavity with the nasopharynx. It pumps up the middle ear system and deterges mucus from the middle ear into the nasopharynx. Unfolding and folding functioning of the eustachian tube are physiologically and pathologically significant. Normal unfolding of the eustachian tube parallels atmospheric pressure in the middle ear; folding of the eustachian tube safeguards the middle ear from dispensable pressure waverings and loud volumes. The main function of the Eustachian Tube Function Test is to rejuvenate balance in this pressure.

The Eustachian tube is a constringe channel which colligates the middle ear with the nasopharynx (the upper throat area just above the palate, in back of the nose). It is nearly 1 1/2 inches in length.The constringent portion is the area that is near the middle ear pedestal. The diagnosis of Eustachian tube dysfunctions is imperative for better perception of the pathogenesis of chronic otitis media. This test is a dynamic diagnosis to ensure that the Eustachian tube is working properly. The audiologist will emplace a soft rubber probe at the inlet to your ear and a pressure perusal will be taken.

You will then be solicited to ‘swallow hard’ a few times, and a 2nd pressure perusal will be taken. Finally you will be solicited to execute the Valsalva manoeuvre (by folding your nostrils and insufflating air into your cheeks as if you were trying to ‘pop’ or release your ears) and a 3rd pressure perusal will be taken. In other words a soft peaked probe is enunciated in your ear canal and your movements of the ear drum are recorded before and after gulping a sip of water.

The Eustachian Tube Function Test (EFT) assesses the functioning of your outer, middle, and inner ear systems.At SpHear Clinic Eustachian Tube Function Test is conducted to sustain equilibrium between middle ear and atmospheric patronizing against nasopharyngeal pressure fluctuations, upwarding secretions and microorganisms. The Eustachian tube palpability is assessed here at SpHear Clinic with diverse tubal function tests in all cases of safe otitis media.

Otoscopy and pneumatic otoscopy at SpHear Clinic are initial, quick adroitness for clinically appraising Eustachian Tube Functioning Test. The Eustachian tube colligates the middle ear to the back of the throat and serves as a ventilate to commensurate pressure between the atmosphere and the middle ear. The audiologists at SpHear Clinic perform Eustachian Tube Function Test to drain any clustered secretions, infections, or debris from the middle ear pedestal.

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