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Clinical Evaluation of Hearing 

Clinical Evaluation of Hearing
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Clinical Evaluation of Hearing
Author(s):

Robert W. Baloh

, Vicente Honrubia

, and Kevin A. Kerber

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780195387834.003.0008
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date: 15 May 2021

Hearing loss for pure tones is typically divided into conductive and sensorineural; central lesions rarely produce such hearing loss. Conductive and sensorineural loss can usually be differentiated with an audiogram based on the finding of an airbone gap with the former and a characteristic frequency intensity profile with the latter. The causes of a conductive hearing loss can be differentiated with tympanometry. There are several test results that help distinguish between a cochlear and retrocochlear sensorineural hearing loss.

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