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Newborn infant hearing screening is performed before the child is discharged from the hospital. If the infant doesn't pass the test, a rescreen is performed. Detecting hearing loss at an early age increases a child's chance of having a healthy and more productive life. There are two methods of testing hearing in infants: auditory brainstem response (ABR) and otoacoustic emission (OAE). Both tests are accurate, automated, and don't require a visible response from the infant.

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Terms related to Newborn Infant Hearing Screening:

  • Auditory Brainstem Response
  • Hearing Testing of Newborns
  • Otoacoustic Emission

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