Evaluation often begins with an examination of your nose and throat using a variety of diagnostic tools. These can include:
● Rhinometer: This device uses acoustic reflection to map the airway and identify and locate obstructions. The test takes about 30 seconds and is easy and non-invasive.
● Pharyngometer: This device records airway volume and helps us locate narrow or unstable airways, allowing us to even further pinpoint obstruction. All you have to do is take a series of deep breaths through the pharyngometer. In fact, this device is so sensitive, it can help us in the fitting of an oral sleep apnea device and in diagnosing TMJ / TMD issues.