Hearing Loss Mnemonic – Best USMLE Step 2 CS Mnemonics

Hearing Loss Mnemonic:

Having trouble remembering all the important questions to ask during your patient encounter? Then try this Hearing loss Mnemonic for USMLE Step 2 CS.

Hearing Loss Mnemonic - BEST USMLE Step 2 CS Mnemonics - Medical Institution.com

Hearing Loss Mnemonic – BEST USMLE Step 2 CS Mnemonics – Medical Institution.com

PHYSICAL EXAMINATION for Hearing loss Mnemonic
NOTE: Make sure to wash your hands or wear gloves before you start physical examination. Make sure to ask for permission before you start each physical exam. Make sure to use proper draping (don’t forget to tie back patient’s gown). Make sure to explain each physical examination in layman’s term to your patient. Do NOT repeat painful maneuvers.

  • HEENT: Test hearing by speaking with back turned, Rinne & Weber, Whisper test, Otoscopy, Funduscopic exam,
  • CV exam: Auscultation.
  • Pulmonary exam: Auscultation.
  • Neuro: CN 2-12, Sensation, Motor, DTRs, Cerebellar: Finger to nose, Heel to shin.
DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS for Hearing loss Mnemonic
  • Presbycusis
  • Cochlear N. damage due to loud noise
  • Otosclerosis
  • Ménière disease
  • Ototoxicity (Loops, Antibiotics & Aspirin in the History)
DIAGNOSTIC WORKUP for Hearing loss Mnemonic
  • Audiometry
  • Tympanography
  • Brain stem auditory evoked potentials
  • CT-Head
  • VDRL/RPR (r/o Meniere disease)

 

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