CME INDIA Presentation by ⚜ Dr. M. Gowri Sankar, MD, Senior Assistant Professor, Dept. of General Medicine, Government Medical College and ESI Hospital, Coimbatore.

Today’s History Feature:

Dr. Heinrich Adolf Rinne

(Jan 24, 1819 – Jul 26, 1868)

💠German Otologist

His contributions…

🔹Rinne completed his medical studies and graduated from the University of Gottingen in the 1850’s.

🔹He was the first to describe about the Conductive process of tympanic membrane and the ossicles of the middle ear in 1855.

🔹Moreover, he is well-known for his eponym “Rinne Test.” He had demonstrated the test by using a 512 Hertz Tuning Fork.

🔹He used the methodology to compare the patients’ hearing via Air Conduction (normal process) or by Bone Conduction (sound to the inner ear through mastoid).

🔹If the patient hears a sound for a longer period of time through bone conduction than through the air conduction, it confirms that the disease is present in the conduction apparatus.

🔹Unfortunately his work was not recognized until his death. Whereas Prof. Friedrich Bezold, in early 1880, had made additional contributions to audiology and put Dr. Rinne’s test to practice.

A Day to Commemorate

An Inventor of the Fundamental Hearing Test

Dr. Heinrich Adolf Rinne 🙏

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