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Weber Test

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Other Names

Illustration of the Weber and Rinne Test[1]
  • Weber Test

Purpose

  • To attempt to distinguish between sensorineural and conductive hearing loss

Description

  • Requires a tuning fork
  • Place the base of a struck tuning fork on the bridge of the forehead, nose, or teeth.
  • Normal test
    • No lateralization of sound
  • Unilateral conductive loss
    • Sound lateralizes toward affected ear
  • Unilateral sensorineural loss
    • Sound lateralizes to the normal or better-hearing side

Pathology


Evidence

  • Unknown

See Also


References

  1. Image courtesy of uptodate.com, "Evaluation of hearing loss in adults"
Created by:
John Kiel on 13 May 2022 08:00:14
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25 May 2023 07:51:26
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