Auditory physiology


Auditory physiology

Exam Yield

Probability of getting 1 Question from this chapter 64%
Ease of Revision 6.7 / 10

One of the difficult chapters to revise completely.

Question Pattern

An absolutely busy chapter, with zero overlap in any other main subjects.

Probably not worth reading new, if you haven’t already.

Recent Questions

Questions on this chapter from recent NEET and AIIMS examinations have been about
  • Fitzgerald–Hallpike test/bithermal caloric test
  • Recruitment phenomenon
  • Lever ratio of the ear ossicles
  • Noise induced hearing loss
  • Audiogram in Otosclerosis
  • Objective test of hearing
  • Gelle’s test
  • Effects of Noise Exposure
  • Endocochlear potential
  • Natural resonance of tympanic membrane
  • Location of electrode in cochlear implant

Suggested Revision

  • Weber test
  • Cochlear vs retrocochlear hearing loss
  • Stapedial reflex
  • Middle ear – functions
  • Impedance matching – overview
  • Tests for malingering
  • Electrocochleography Overview
  • Brainstem Evoked Response Audiometry
  • Pure tone audiometry – Interpretations
  • Speech audiometry
  • Rinne Test – Overview
  • Cortical Evoked Response Audiometry
  • Impedance audiometry
  • Tuning fork frequency in ENT
  • Types of curves in tympanogram

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