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vestibulocochlear nerve in internal auditory meatus
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The Rinne test is generally better than the Weber test and is used to determine between a sensorineural or conductive problem. The test involves striking the tuning fork and placing the stem of the vibrating tuning fork against the patientís mastoid process and, when the patient can no longer hear the sound, moving the tines of the tuning fork near the external auditory meatus and asking the patient if the sound can be heard Ė if the sound is heard, hearing is considered to be fine.
If a patientís footplate of the stapes is fused to the rim of the oval window, the tuning fork will not be heard (or will lose its sound very quickly) when it is moved to the position next to the external auditory meatus.
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