ABR test

ABR test

abortus-bang-ring test. See also brucellosis testing, milk ring test.

Patient discussion about ABR test

Q. what is an ABR test? and how much does it cost?

A. ABR, or Auditory brainstem response, is a test of the hearing, from the ears to the brainstem that can be conducted without the cooperation of the patient. As such, it's useful in babies and others who can't cooperate.

It basically consists of playing sounds to the patient and recording the electrical waves of the brain. It's generally safe and painless.

You may read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auditory_brainstem_response

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Questions and answers have been memorized, sometimes verbatim, and contributed to extensive archives of old ABR test material that become the prize possessions of many residency programs,?
The ABR test was re corded with the Intelligent Biologic Master System (Intelligent Hearing Systems; Miami) using traditional montage and recording techniques.
In this study, we evaluated patients with untreated, MRI-proven unilateral vestibular schwannomas with the use of a traditional ABR test and a determination of threshold differences for the purpose of increasing ABR sensitivity.
published in the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, following recommendations made in the NIH (1993) consensus statement, showed that a two-stage newborn screening program using OAE testing, followed by an ABR test of infants who do not pass, resulted in the lowest costs per baby tested.
Impedance test results were normal, and the ABR test showed a good response only in the right ear at 80 dB.
However, without the Clarity System, hospitals must purchase two systems to meet the NIH's recommendations of using both OAE and ABR tests in a two-stage testing protocol for complete screening.
By combining OAE and ABR tests into a single, truly portable device, we are leading the way for simple, advanced and reliable hearing screening.
The GSI AUDIOscreener(TM) is the first and only device to combine evoked otoacoustic emissions (OAE) and auditory brainstem response (ABR) tests in a single, handheld, PC-free unit -- providing a practical solution to the National Institutes of Health's recommendation for universal newborn hearing screening using both OAE and ABR tests.