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Bone conduction . Different from the normal hearing phenomena in humans?
It's interesting to note that bone and air conduction are used as standard medical tests for hearing. These are called the Rinne and Weber tests, and can give a rough estimate as to whether a patient has conductive hearing loss (i.e., due to the middle ear) or sensorineural hearing loss (i.e., due to the inner ear and cochlear nerve). In short, a tuning fork is used, and the results of bone conduction and air conduction are compared to determine the cause of the hearing loss.
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