hearing loss (conductive)
Conductive hearing loss is due to a defect in the sound-conducting apparatus.
Test results with conductive deafness:
- Rinne negative - bone conduction is greater than air conduction
- beware the false negative Rinne - a patient with severe or even total sensorineural deafness may in fact hear the bone-conducted sound in the opposite, functioning cochlea
- Weber's test - sound is heard better in the deaf ear
Last reviewed 01/2018