Newborn Hearing Assessment
Otoacoustic Emissions & Auditory Brainstem Responses are widely performed for assessing hearing in Newborns. Hearing could be screened as early as 24 hours after birth Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) more than 6dB in at least 3 frequencies is set to be Pass criteria.
- Otoacoustic Emissions & Auditory Brainstem Responses are widely performed for assessing hearing in Newborns.
- Hearing could be screened as early as 24 hours after birth
- OAE test measures sound waves produced in the inner ear. A tiny probe is placed just inside the newborn’s ear canal. It measures the response when stimulus are presented into the baby’s ears.
- Newborn hearing screening is a program that enables to identify congenital deafness and hearing loss at birth.
- The major objective of the program is to identify children with all kinds and degrees of hearing loss, both bilateral and unilateral and to lower the age at the time of diagnosis for early hearing amplification, thereby maximizing their linguistic competence and literacy development.
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