Rinne and Weber testing are useful clinical bedside assessments to
differentiate the two primary causes of hearing loss.
RINNE (+): Air conduction > Bone Conduction [Normal or Sensorineural hearing loss]
RINNE (-): Bone Conduction > Air conduction [Conductive hearing loss]
PROCEED to WEBER if RINNE (+)
- Lateralizes to better ear in Sensorineural hearing loss
- Lateralizes to worse ear in Conductive hearing loss
- Clinical Neurology, 10e, 2017. Neurologic History & Examination. Roger P. Simon, Michael J. Aminoff, David A. Greenberg