Beth A Prieve

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OBJECTIVE To determine the feasibility of universal newborn hearing screening, including intervention of identified infants, in the state of New York. DESIGN The New York State Department of Health issued a request for proposals that invited regional perinatal centers to apply for funding to implement universal newborn hearing screening. Hospitals were(More)
OBJECTIVE A clinical protocol for diagnosing hearing loss (HL) in infants designed to meet early intervention guidelines was used with the goals of providing normative data for (1) frequency-specific tone burst auditory brain stem response (TBABR) thresholds by air conduction (AC) and bone conduction (BC) in early infancy used to classify type and severity(More)
Transient-evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAEs) were measured in 113 normal-hearing and hearing-impaired ears to examine repeatability within a test session, which TEOAE parameter (level, TEOAE level-to-noise or reproducibility) best identified hearing loss and if the TEOAE separated into frequency-specific bands identified hearing loss in a corresponding(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate outpatient outcome measures of a multi-center, state-wide, universal newborn hearing screening project. DESIGN Eight hospitals participated in a 3-yr, funded project. Each hospital designed its own protocol using common criteria for judging whether an infant passed a hearing screening. Infants were tested in the hospital, and(More)
Click-evoked otoacoustic emission (COAE) and tone-burst-evoked otoacoustic emission (TBOAE) input/output (I/O) functions and group latencies were measured in normal-hearing and hearing-impaired ears to determine the extent to which these two types of transient-evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAEs) were similar. When stimulus levels measured in 1/3 octave(More)
Although many distortion-product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs) may be measured in the ear canal in response to 2 pure tone stimuli, the majority of clinical studies have focused exclusively on the DPOAE at the frequency 2f1-f2. This study investigated another DPOAE, 2f2-f1, in an attempt to determine the following: (a) the optimal stimulus parameters for(More)
The present study describes the unexpected finding of evoked otoacoustic emissions (EOAEs) from the left ear of a subject with severe-to-profound bilateral sensorineural hearing loss. No EOAEs could be measured from the right ear. To ensure that the EOAEs were not artifacts, two different instrumentation systems were used and both provided similar results.(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the ages of hearing loss identification, hearing aid fitting, and enrollment in early intervention through a multi-center, state-wide universal newborn hearing screening project. DESIGN Universal newborn hearing screening was conducted at eight hospitals across New York State. All infants who did not bilaterally pass hearing(More)
OBJECTIVE The main goal of this study was to examine the test-retest reliability of wideband reflectance (WBR) measures collected from infants in screening and diagnostic hearing test environments. In addition, the results of WBR testing for infants who passed and failed otoacoustic emission (OAE) screening were examined to determine whether these measures(More)
OBJECTIVES Otoacoustic emission (OAE) testing is now a standard component of the diagnostic audiology protocol for infants and toddlers and is an excellent tool for detecting moderate-to-profound cochlear hearing loss. Detection of hearing loss is especially important in infants and toddlers. Unfortunately, middle-ear dysfunction has a high incidence in(More)