Asked by: Ruxanda Dettenhofer
asked in category: General Last Updated: 5th April, 2020

How accurate is OAE test?

Although the test is relatively accurate, it sometimes fails to detect hearing impairments. Sometimes newborns with normal hearing get a wrong diagnosis after having an OAE test: Although they can hear well, they are mistakenly diagnosed as being hard of hearing.

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Likewise, how accurate is the hearing test for newborns?

Both tests are accurate, and are a good indicator that your baby has normal hearing. If your baby does not pass the initial test, there is still a good chance that she has normal hearing. About 2 to 10 percent of babies with no hearing loss do not pass the initial screening test.

Additionally, why would a baby fail a hearing test? Babies can fail the newborn hearing screening due to vernix in the ear canal, fluid in the middle ear, or because of movement or crying during the test. The audiologist will perform a few tests to determine if hearing loss is present and if so, the degree and type of hearing loss.

Simply so, how accurate is an ABR test?

ABR accuracy is excellent for detecting average sensorineural hearing loss at 2 and 4 kHz in excess of 30 dB, and the overall results for a wide range of hearing loss and ABR abnormality criteria can be conveniently summarized in terms of relative operating characteristics (ROCs).

How does OAE hearing screen work?

The OAE test is used to find out how well your inner ear, or cochlea, works. It measures otoacoustic emissions, or OAEs. These are sounds given off by the inner ear when responding to a sound. There are hair cells in the inner ear that respond to sound by vibrating.

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