In a study by V Rupa (5) Department of ENT, Speech and Hearing, Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, India, where the records of 94 consecutive developmentally retarded children with speech retardation and suspected hearing loss who underwent auditory assessment by both conventional behavioral observation audiometry
(BOA) and brain stem evoked response audiometry (BERA) were analyzed.
Equipped with the latest devices from the worldwide leader Interacoustics, the center provides the traditional hearing tests in addition to: behavioral observation audiometry
examinations; conditioned play audiometry tests; auditory brainstem response (ABR); and auditory steady state response testing (ASSR).
Specific topics include the genetics of hearing loss, medical evaluation, newborn screening, hearing test protocols, behavioral observation audiometry
for infants from birth to six moths and conditioned play audiometry for children older than two and a half, evaluation of children with special needs, middle-ear measurement, hearing aids, cochlear implants for infants and children, team approaches for management of hearing loss, education and access laws, educational placement options, multicultural children, parent counseling, teen counseling, and managing special considerations such as mild or unilateral hearing loss and cases of auditory neuropathy.
Choices included case history, behavioral observation audiometry
, otoacoustic emissions, central auditory processing disorders, evaluations, auditory brainstem responses, visual reinforcement audiometry, neonatal screening, conditioned play audiometry, immittance, counseling, and tests for functional hearing loss.