Weber’s Test

Weber’s Test

Weber’s test is one of the tuning fork tests, which may be used to confirm a conductive component in unilateral or asymmetric hearing loss. The vibrating tuning fork is put on the middle of the forehead and the patient asked in which ear it is heard; this depends entirely upon bone conduction (BC). Hence the sound localizes to the side of a conductive hearing loss (where bone conduction is greater than air conduction, BC > AC), and away from the side of a sensorineural hearing loss.



Miyamoto RT, Wynne MK. Approach to the patient with hearing loss. In: Biller J (ed.). Practical neurology (2nd edition). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2002: 206-226


Cross References

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