[Early diagnosis of congenital hearing loss. Use of oto-acoustic emission tests in newborn infants with increased risk of hearing impairment].

@article{Strdal1998EarlyDO,
  title={[Early diagnosis of congenital hearing loss. Use of oto-acoustic emission tests in newborn infants with increased risk of hearing impairment].},
  author={Ketil St\ordal and S H Anderssen and Jon Lunde and Ronny A. Andersen and Lars Sponheim},
  journal={Tidsskrift for den Norske laegeforening : tidsskrift for praktisk medicin, ny raekke},
  year={1998},
  volume={118 26},
  pages={4076-8}
}
With the use of today's screening programme children with congenital hearing losses (prevalence about 1/1,000) get their diagnosis unacceptably late (median age 28 months). Newer screening methods as oto-acoustic emissions and auditory brain stem responses have been in use, separately or as combined tests. The methods are used both as universal screening and as screening of selected children with increased risk of congenital hearing impairment. On the basis of ten risk factors for congenital… CONTINUE READING