Chapter 59 Assessment & Management of Patients with Hearing & Balance Disorders

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Chapter 59  Assessment & Management of Patients with Hearing & Balance Disorders

 

 

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1.
Which of the following assessment findings is characteristic of otitis externa?
A)
Tophi on the pinna and earlobe
B)
Dark yellow cerumen in the external auditory canal
C)
Pain on manipulation of the auricle
D)
Air bubbles visible in the middle ear

2.
The nurse is reviewing the health history of a 72-year-old patient experiencing hearing loss. Which of the following data is likely to be linked to the patient’s hearing deficit?
A)
Recent completion of radiation therapy for treatment of thyroid cancer
B)
Routine use of quinine for management of leg cramps
C)
Allergy to hair coloring and hair spray
D)
Previous perforation of the eardrum as a result of a high dive

3.
A patient with hearing loss is being evaluated to determine whether the loss is sensorineural or conductive. Which of the following Weber’s test results indicates the presence of a sensorineural loss?
A)
The sound is heard better in the ear in which he has better hearing.
B)
The sound is heard equally in both ears.
C)
The sound is heard better in the ear in which he has poorer hearing.
D)
The sound is heard longer in the ear in which he has better hearing.

4.
Which of the following behaviors is typically demonstrated by patients who are gradually developing sensorineural hearing loss?
A)
Denial of tinnitus
C)
Refusal to provide a health history
B)
Withdrawal from social contact
D)
Mumbling when interviewed

5.
The school nurse is teaching a class of 10th graders about noise-induced hearing loss. Which of the following concepts regarding this type of hearing loss is correct?
A)
It results from exposure to noise levels above 150 decibels.
B)
The pathological process involved in noise-induced hearing loss is rupture of the ossicles in the middle ear.
C)
Noise-induced hearing loss is reversible because specific medications can improve or restore hearing.
D)
Loud, low-frequency sound, such as that made by a base guitar, is more damaging than high-frequency sound.

 

Answer Key

1.
C
2.
B
3.
A
4.
B
5.
B

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