\wˈɛbəz tˈɛst], \wˈɛbəz tˈɛst], \w_ˈɛ_b_ə_z t_ˈɛ_s_t]\
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The application of a vibrating tuning-fork to one of several points in the midline of the skull or face, to ascertain in which ear the sound is heard best by bone conduction, that ear being the affected one if the sound-conducting apparatus (middle ear) is at fault (positive test), but the normal one if the sound-perceiving apparatus (inner ear) is diseased (negative test).
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
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