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A normal test is when the patient can hear the tuning fork easier when held 1 cm from the EAC rather than when placed on the bone

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Conductive vs. Sensorineural Hearing Loss... Rinne's Test = Tuning fork on the mastoid process... Rinne's test should have AC > BC with vibration still heard after movement around to the front... Weber's Test = tuning fork at the forehead with equal sounds heard bilaterally... Weber's will lateralize to the affected ear in Conductive and the unaffected ear in Sensorineural

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RE-WARM (Really Easy WAys to Remember Medicine): Weber's and Rinne's test

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R-An example of a lab/test performed in class. [Rinne Test] The purpose of the Rinne test is to test conductive hearing loss in the ears. It is performed by placing a tuning fork in front of and behind the ear, testing air conduction and bone conduction. People with normal hearing will hear through air conduction twice as long as bone conduction.

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