Eustachian Tube Function Test 

Why?

This test is a dynamic assessment to ensure that the Eustachian tube is functioning properly.

How?

The audiologist will place a soft rubber probe at the entrance to your ear and a pressure reading will be taken. You will then be asked to ‘swallow hard’ a few times, and a 2nd pressure reading will be taken. Finally you will be asked to perform the Valsalva manoeuvre (by closing your nostrils and blowing air into your cheeks as if you were trying to ‘pop’ or unblock your ears) and a 3rd pressure reading will be taken.