This fruit provides an alternative to Weber's test

THE number of consultations involving a tuning fork is inversely proportional to the number of years out of medical school.

Dr FC Lee from Strathdale, Vic, suggests a variation on performing Weber’s test.

The patient chews an apple or something similarly crunchy. If the patient hears the chewing noise louder on, say, the right side, this suggests either a right-sided conductive deafness or a left-sided nerve deafness, which you should be able to distinguish.

Can’t remember your Rinne’s and Weber’s? You could use the test as a screening tool for