The Weber Test utilizes a tuning fork to help differentiate between conductive hearing loss, sensorineural hearing loss, and normal hearing. It is a quick and easy way to evaluate the nature of a patient’s loss and bolster the results of pure tone audiometry. It is not a substitute for performing additional audiological assessments.
The Weber Test utilizes sound lateralization to establish:
If an individual has normal hearing or if hearing loss is symmetrical between the ears.
If an individual has a unilateral loss, if the loss is conductive or sensorineural in nature.