Assessment and management of patients with hearing and balance disorders quiz

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ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS WITH HEARING AND BALANCE DISORDERS

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1. It is projected that by 2050 what percentage of people over 55 years of age will have some form of hearing loss?

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2. Severe hearing loss is associated with a decibel loss in the range of:

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3. The organ of hearing is known as the:

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4. A tympanoplasty, the most common procedure for chronic otitis media, is surgically performed to:

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5. The minimum noise level known to cause noise-induced hearing loss, regardless of duration, is:

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6. A facial nerve neuroma is a tumor on which cranial nerve?

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7. A symptom that is not usually found with acute otitis media is:

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8. The physician ordered an examination of the middle ear to assess muscle reflex to sound. The nurse knows to prepare the patient for a(an):

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9. The most common fungus associated with ear infections is:

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10. A myringotomy is performed primarily to:

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11. Nursing instructions for a patient suffering from external otitis should include the:

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12. A dietary modification for a patient with Ménière’s disease would be:

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13. Postoperative nursing assessment for a patient who has had a mastoidectomy should include observing for facial paralysis, which might indicate damage to which cranial nerve?

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14. Changes in the ear that occur with aging may include:

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15. To straighten the ear canal for examination, the nurse would grasp the auricle and pull it:

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16. What is the occurrence of hearing impairment, at birth, which is related to genetic factors 50% of the time?

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17. A sensorineural (perceptive) hearing loss results from impairment of the:

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18. An incident of otitis media is usually associated with:

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19. A hearing loss that is a manifestation of an emotional disturbance is known as what kind of hearing loss?

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20. The critical level of loudness that most people (without a hearing loss) are comfortable with is a decibel (dB) reading of:

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21. Mechanical vibrations are transformed into neural activity so that sounds can be differentiated by the:

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22. An acoustic neuroma is a benign tumor of which cranial nerve?

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