Aging and middle ear resonance.

Cruickshanks Lab // Publications // Apr 01 1999

PubMed ID: 10941708

Author(s): Wiley TL, Cruickshanks KJ, Nondahl DM, Tweed TS. Aging and middle ear resonance. J Am Acad Audiol. 1999 Apr;10(4):173-9. PMID 10941708

Journal: Journal Of The American Academy Of Audiology, Volume 10, Issue 4, Apr 1999

Tympanograms for probes ranging from 250 through 2000 Hz were evaluated for 467 older adults. Measures of middle ear resonant frequency were compared across age groups (48-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-90 years) and gender. No significant age group trends were observed for middle ear resonant frequency. Middle ear resonant frequencies were significantly higher for older women than for older men, but the differences were small.