Rinne's test

noun
Rin·​ne's test | \ ˈrin-əz- How to pronounce Rinne's test (audio) \
variants: or Rinne test \ ˈrin-​ə-​ How to pronounce Rinne test (audio) \

Medical Definition of Rinne's test

: a test for determining a subject's ability to hear a vibrating tuning fork when it is held next to the ear and when it is placed on the mastoid process with diminished hearing acuity through air and somewhat heightened hearing acuity through bone being symptomatic of conduction deafness

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