Enter your Email address:
Wolters Kluwer Health may email you for journal alerts and information, but is committed
to maintaining your privacy and will not share your personal information without
You currently have no recent searches
You are invited to share your views with the readers of The Hearing Journal. Email letters to HJ@wolterskluwer.com. Letters may be edited for clarity.
Dr. Michael Rensink's Through the Otoscope column focused on the eardrum tissue hardening in a patient with tympanosclerosis. (“The Mysterious Tympanosclerosis.” HJ 2012;65:6; http://bit.ly/Tympanosclerosis.)
How would this affect the outcome of a caloric irrigation? If the wall has thickened, would the nystagmus from the irrigation be reduced, possibly causing a false positive for unilateral weakness?
Dr. Rensink responds: The presence of tympanosclerosis similar to our photograph wouldn't increase or decrease the caloric response on an electronystagmography. Tympanosclerosis thick enough to obliterate the tympanic membrane and possibly the middle ear is fortunately very rare. I haven't found any references in the electronystagmography literature that address this specific question, and I'm not sure whether the amount of tympanosclerosis would increase the response or decrease it because the solid material may be less of an insulator than air.
© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
Friend's E-mail is Invalid
Your Name: (optional)
Separate multiple e-mails with a (;).
Thought you might appreciate this item(s) I saw at The Hearing Journal.
Send a copy to your email
Your message has been successfully sent to your friend.
Some error has occurred while processing your request. Please try after some time.
An Existing Folder
A New Folder
The item(s) has been successfully added to "".
Login with your LWW Journals username and password.
Username or Email:
Enter and submit the email address you registered with. An email with instructions to reset your password will be sent to that address.
Link to reset your password has been sent to specified email address.
What does "Remember me" mean?
By checking this box, you'll stay logged in until you logout. You'll get easier access to your articles, collections,
media, and all your other content, even if you close your browser or shut down your
To protect your most sensitive data and activities (like changing your password),
we'll ask you to re-enter your password when you access these services.
What if I'm on a computer that I share with others?
If you're using a public computer or you share this computer with others, we recommend
that you uncheck the "Remember me" box.
Save my selection