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Tuning Forks - Indispensable Instruments in Medicine
The medical tuning fork, also called diapason, is suitable, depending on the version, for various examinations. Their vibrations can be used to determine fine bone fractures all over the body or to identify symptoms of diabetic polyneuropathies. We carry tuning forks for therapy and neurology in different versions with different frequencies. The neurology tuning forks are made of high quality stainless steel. Buy the tuning fork for your purpose now! Read on now at the end of this page.
Tuning Forks for Various Examinations
Tuning forks are made of metal and usually have a frequency of 440 Hz, which corresponds to the standard pitch a '. However, there are also other models with different frequencies. The tuning forks are used for different fields. Above all, you will find their use at:
In our online shop we have tuning forks with feet for the ENT area. There the medical tuning forks are used to check the air and bone conduction of the sound. They are also used to test hearing.
The vibrations of the tuning fork when it is struck cause a sound that can be heard through the air. If the foot end of the fork is placed on the skull bone, the sounds penetrate through the bone into the inner ear.
The tuning fork according to Rydel Seiffert has a foot and a damper, which can be adjusted with adjusting screws to change the sensitivity of the instrument. Among other things, they can be used to determine diabetic polyneuropathies, which are expressed in a diminishing sense of vibration. Order the tuning fork online here at Medicalcorner24®!
Tuning forks for medicine are also used for phonophoresis. This procedure is intended to improve the absorption of active ingredients through the skin through the vibration and oscillations of the neurological tuning forks.
How Does the Tuning Fork Work?
The extremely small air movements between the prongs of the tuning fork spread out as waves and are called sound waves. However, these are hardly audible because the deflection of the amplitude of the oscillations is very small. However, if you hold the tuning fork up to a resistor, for example on a table, the vibrations can be heard much more clearly. This is possible because the table resonates which results in a louder sound.
Other Uses of the Tuning Fork
A similar reaction can be observed in string instruments such as the guitar. A resonance box is required for the string to sound. The tuning fork is also often used in music to tune instruments.
The tuning fork can also be used for therapeutic purposes. In phonophoresis, also called sound acupuncture, the tuning fork is struck and placed on the body. There are specific acupuncture points for this.
The vibrations generated by the sound trigger a pleasant feeling of wellbeing. Among other things, phonophoresis ensures:
- improvement of brain function and sense of balance
- relaxation and stress relief
- refinement of hearing
- harmony for the nervous system
This therapy is used as an alternative medicine to conventional acupuncture with a needle.
The Tuning Fork Therapy
In medicine, the tuning fork is used as a source of conduction for the air and bone conduction of the sound and is used to measure the vibration sensitivity of the patient. On the basis of this, possible diseases can be determined.
The tuning fork is placed with its plastic foot on the joints of the body parts to be examined. A diagnosis is made depending on the information to what extent the patient can still feel the vibration of the tuning fork.
A hearing test can be performed with the tuning fork. The sound waves travel through the ear canal to the eardrum and can be heard there as a sound. In addition, damage to the nervous system can be detected on the basis of the tuning fork, for example through the decrease in vibration sensation.
The medical tuning fork is a versatile instrument and is used in many areas of medicine, such as in neurology, general medicine and in many ENT practices. Doctors-to-be already come into contact with the instrument during their medical studies.
The sensation of vibration, which is stimulated with the tuning fork, is called pallesthesia in sensory physiology and is considered to be fine perception.
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Aside from tuning forks, you can also find the following in the Medicalcorner24® online shop:
- ECG Devices
- Clinical Thermometer
- Heart Rate Monitors