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In the world of music, the tuning fork is used to tune the chamber note of musical instruments to the same pitch, while in medicine it is used to check the patient's sensation of vibration. Tuning forks are an integral part of the equipment in acoustic and ENT medicine, whether it is used as a vibrating fork or a medical fork. On the DocCheck store you will find a wide range of tuning forks in various models. Browse our assortment and order the model that suits you best.
Tuning forks are similar to simple two-pronged metal forks that can be set in vibration. In medicine, tuning forks are mainly used in neurology and otolaryngology. Medical tuning forks are mainly used to diagnose different diseases such as diabetes, toxic nerve damage, bacterial inflammation or hearing disorders. In neurology, the tuning fork is used to check pallesthesia. A good tuning fork can contribute to the early diagnosis of a decrease in sensitivity to vibrations. Thus, the beginning of a nervous system lesion can be treated as soon as possible. The Rydel-Seiffer tuning fork test consists of placing the tuning fork on superficial bony protrusions, for example on the ankle. Neuropathy may be suspected if the patient does not perceive the vibrations during the tuning fork test. The neurological tuning fork is considered to be one of the most reliable and safest methods of testing sensitivity.
In audiometry, medical tuning forks can be used to perform orientation hearing tests to locate possible hearing disorders. The best known examples are the Weber test and the Rinne test. Airborne sound usually reaches the eardrum through the external ear canal during the hearing test. This sound can then be perceived by the patient via sound. However, the patient can also perceive it when the tip of the tuning fork is placed on the skull bone and the bones of the head transmit the sound to the inner ear.
In the DocCheck store you will find all the accessories for your existing or new medical tuning fork. We provide you with, among other things, tuning fork dampers, shock absorbers for the exact adjustment of the tuning fork frequency and replacement feet for the Rydel-Seiffer tuning fork, which are easy to exchange and screw on. Browse through our range and equip yourself for successful examinations.
If you are looking for a medical tuning fork or accessories for your existing instrument, you have come to the right place in the DocCheck store. Are you a medical student? No problem! Find in the Students section exceptional discounts and offers for students. Can't decide which tuning fork is best for you? You can compose your own tuning fork kit and order all the models available in our online store. This way, you will be able to cover all areas for diagnosis.
Would you like to have your instrument engraved to avoid any risk of confusion in your daily work or make an original gift to your colleagues? The DocCheck store offers you an engraving service for personalized instruments. Be original while being well-equipped for your examinations.