TITLE

tuning fork tests

AUTHOR(S)
Peters, Michael
PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia;2004, p763
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
An encyclopedia entry for "tuning fork tests" is presented. These are hearing tests that are used to differentiate between sensorineural deafness and conductive deafness. The types of tuning fork tests are the Weber test and the Rinne test. A vibrating tuning fork is held against the forehead during a Weber test. When a Rinne test is carried out, a vibrating tuning fork is held first near the ear, then against the bone behind it.
ACCESSION #
44001472

 

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