The nurse is discussing the results of a patients diagnostic testing with the nurse practitioner. What Weber test result would indicate the presence of a sensorineural loss?

Answer Explanation: A patient with sensorineural hearing loss hears the sound better in the ear in which hearing is better. The Weber test assesses bone conduction of sound and is used for assessing unilateral hearing loss. A tuning fork is used. A patient with normal hearing hears the sound equally in both ears or describes the sound as centered in the middle of the head. A patient whose hearing loss is conductive hears the sound better in the affected ear.

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