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PURPOSE This article is the 1st in a series of 4 articles on a recently completed multistate study of newborn hearing screening. METHOD The study examined the efficacy of the 2-stage otoacoustic emission/automated auditory brainstem response (OAE/A-ABR) protocol for identifying hearing loss in newborns. RESULTS The study found that the 2-stage OAE/A-ABR… (More)
OBJECTIVE Since the introduction of neural response telemetry (NRT) for the Nucleus 24 cochlear implant (CI24), researchers and clinicians have investigated the feasibility of using the electrically evoked compound action potential (ECAP) threshold to objectively predict psychophysical measurements that are used in the programming of the speech processor.… (More)
PURPOSE This article examines whether changes in hearing screening practices are warranted based on the results of the recent series of studies by J. L. Johnson, K. R. White, J. E. Widen, J. S. Gravel, B. R. Vohr, M. James, T. Kennalley, A. B. Maxon, L. Spivak, M. Sullivan-Mahoney, Y. Weirather, and S. Meyer (Johnson, White, Widen, Gravel, James, et al.,… (More)
PURPOSE This 3rd of 4 articles on a study of the efficacy of the 2-stage otoacoustic emission/automated auditory brainstem response (OAE/A-ABR) newborn hearing screening protocol describes (a) the behavioral audiometric protocol used to validate hearing status at 8-12 months of age, (b) the hearing status of the sample, and (c) the success of the visual… (More)