TABLE 1.

Mean Absolute Improvement* and Mean Relative Improvement of the 40 Participants on VOE: Static Score Versus Pneumatic Score

Mean Absolute Improvement (%)95% CI (%)Mean Relative Improvement (%)95% CI (%)
Total score1512–182619–32
Sensitivity129–162415–33
Specificity§1813–234227–58
  • CI indicates confidence interval.

  • * Absolute improvement = (pneumatic test score − static test score).

  • Relative improvement = (pneumatic test score − static test score)/static test score.

  • Sensitivity = ability to detect an effusion-containing ear on VOE.

  • § Specificity = ability to detect an effusion-free ear on VOE.