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COVID-19 and Newborn Hearing Testing

The current COVID-19 crisis has caused quarantines and service disruptions around the world. However, delays in diagnostic hearing testing for newborns can affect a lifetime of hearing ability. Regarding audiological development, the first months of a newborn’s life are critical. The sooner hearing changes are identified in a newborn, the more likely interventions can help […]

2019 JCIH Guidelines – Newborn Hearing Screening

Universal newborn hearing screening (UNHS) allows for early diagnosis and prompt intervention for infants who were born deaf or hard of hearing. The ability to ensure timely retesting for all infants who do not pass their newborn hearing screening test is critically important. Outpatient rescreening should be conducted as soon as possible after hospital discharge […]

UAE Study Shows Importance of Universal Hearing Screening

Although the incidence of sensorineural hearing loss among infants in the neonatal intensive unit (NICU) is higher than in normal infants, this study from the UAE illustrates the importance of implementing universal hearing screening programmes in both healthy neonates and high-risk newborns admitted to the NICU. Limiting the screening to the high-risk group would fail […]

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention: Timely Diagnosis, Timely Management

Findlen, Ursula M.; Hounam, Gina M.; Alexy, Emily; Adunka, Oliver F. Ear and Hearing, August 2018 This study examined how three clinical practice changes affected age at diagnosis: 1) Using Kalman-weighted signal averaging for ABR assessment, 2) Using a tone burst-prioritized protocol for assessment, and 3) Expediting the initial visit for infants. The 1-3-6 guideline for […]

Hearing Assessment of Neonates at Risk for Hearing Loss – Brazil

This study reviewed the audiological diagnosis of neonates at high risk for hearing loss referred by maternity hospitals to a high complexity service on hearing health in Brazil. The auditory brainstem response (ABR) test was performed using the Integrity V500 equipment (Vivosonic Inc., Toronto, ON, Canada). The children were naturally asleep or awake. Among the 104 subjects, […]

AAA 2018 Presentation – Improving Signal-To-Noise Ratio for Optimizing Repeatable ABR

Visit us at AAA 2018 – Vivosonic Booth #1425! Join us for an education session: EC209: Improving Signal-To-Noise Ratio for Optimizing Repeatable Auditory Brainstem Responses Thursday, April 19, 2018: 11:30 AM-12:30 PM Room: 205ABC  Aaron Steinman, PhD, PEng – Director of Research, Vivosonic Inc. (Lead Presenter) Instructional Level Intermediate Learning Objectives Upon completion, participants will […]