4.18  Bing test; occlusion test. Test used to distinguish between conductive and sensorineural hearing losses. A vibrating tuning fork is placed on the center of the subject’s forehead and the external acoustic meatus is gently occluded.  If the ear is normal or if there is a pure sensorineural hearing loss present, the loudness to a low-frequency stimulus is increased, but if there is a conductive hearing loss there is no change in loudness. See also 4.59.

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