Musical-grade tuning forks for emergent audiometric screening

BMJ Case Rep. 2015 Jun 11;2015:bcr2015210662. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2015-210662.


We discuss our experience using high-quality, musical-grade tuning forks for emergent audiometric screening in a 22-year-old woman with sudden-onset unilateral hearing sensation loss. We present a framework for using this method when proper audiometric equipment is unavailable but where musical-grade tuning forks can be rapidly supplied.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Audiometry / instrumentation*
  • Audiometry / methods
  • Female
  • Hearing Loss, Sensorineural / diagnosis
  • Hearing Loss, Sensorineural / etiology*
  • Hearing Loss, Sudden / diagnosis
  • Hearing Loss, Sudden / etiology*
  • Hearing Loss, Unilateral / diagnosis
  • Hearing Loss, Unilateral / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Music
  • Young Adult