Can Automated Auditory Brainstem Response be Used as an Initial Stage Screening Test in Newborn Hearing Screening Programs?


Konukseven O., Genc A., Muderris T., KULAK KAYIKCI M. E. , Turkyilmaz D., Ozturk B., ...More

JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL ADVANCED OTOLOGY, vol.6, no.2, pp.231-238, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL ADVANCED OTOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.231-238

Abstract

Objectives: Generally, newborns have been tested according to the method recommended by the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing all around the world: a two-stage automated transient evoked oto-acoustic emissions (ATEOAE) program, completed by an automated auditory brainstem response (AABR) for the positive diagnosis of hearing impairment. However, there are still some controversies on this two-stage method. In this study, we used ATEOAE and AABR in combination as an initial stage screening protocol to investigate if we could reduce the disadvantages of routinely performed screening procedure.