Cranial Nerve VIII
Cranial Nerve VIII
Please assess the student examining cranial nerve VIII.
Student's Email:

GENERAL - Observe the student doing the following:

Washes hands
Introduces self and exam to patient
Appropriate draping of patient

Patient's head and neck should be exposed


SPECIAL TESTS - Observe the student performing the following manoeuvers:

Whisper test

Whisper numbers or letters in one ear, ask if patient can hear you

Rinne test

Place 512Hz tuning fork on patient's mastoid process, then next to their ear. Ask which is louder

Weber test

Place 512Hz tuning fork on center of patient's forehead. Ask which side is louder.