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Musical-grade tuning forks for emergent audiometric screening
  1. Rodger J McCormick,
  2. Mikaela I Poling
  1. Department of Applied Physiology, FSRG deGruyter-McKusick Institute of Health Sciences, Buckhannon, West Virginia, USA
  1. Correspondence to Mikaela I Poling, poling_mi{at}


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.

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