Using otoacoustic emissions to screen for hearing loss in early childhood care settings.

@article{Eiserman2008UsingOE,
  title={Using otoacoustic emissions to screen for hearing loss in early childhood care settings.},
  author={William D. Eiserman and Diana M Hartel and Lenore Shisler and Jan Buhrmann and Karl R. White and Terry E. Foust},
  journal={International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology},
  year={2008},
  volume={72 4},
  pages={475-82}
}
OBJECTIVE Until recently, no objective tool has been available to help health and early childhood education providers screen young children for hearing loss. The aim of this study was to screen underserved children <or=3 years of age for hearing loss using otoacoustic emissions (OAE) technology and to systematically document multi-step screening and diagnostic outcomes. METHODS A total of 4,519 children, <or=3 years of age in four states were screened by trained lay screeners using portable… CONTINUE READING