2014 Inner Ear Physiology

Common hearing tests

Distinguishing among conductive and sensorineural hearing loss and central auditory processing disorders is important clinically because the causes, treatments and outcomes are radically different.  The Rinne and Weber tests and audiograms (obtained by behavioural, ABR or otoacoustic emission techniques) are used to distinguish between conductive and sensorineural hearing loss. Critical fact icon

 

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