Newborn hearing screening is incredibly important. In fact, according to the Hearing Health Foundation, 97 percent of babies are screened for hearing disorders before leaving the hospital. Why is this? Because early intervention is of the utmost importance. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, hearing loss can affect a child’s ability to develop speech, language, and social skills.
GSI has introduced the next generation of clinical evoked potentials and OAE testing with the Audera Pro. The GSI Audera Pro comes with all of the great features of its predecessor, the Audera, and now offers a number of significant upgrades to support the needs of today’s audiology practice.
There are many Ear, Nose and Throat practices that see mostly adult patients. Because they don’t see a volume of pediatric ENT patients, the physicians are often reluctant to add OtoAcoustic Emissions (OAE) to their standard audiology battery.This article presents the rational for including OAE as an integral component of the standard audiology test battery ordered for all ear and hearing patients.