behavioral observation audiometry

behavioral observation audiometry

a method of observing the motor responses of young children to test sound intensities to determine the hearing threshold.

be·hav·ior·al ob·ser·va·tion au·di·o·me·try

(bē-hāv'yŏr-ăl ob'sĕr-vā'shŭn aw'dē-om'ĕ-trē)
A method of observing the motor responses of young children to test sound intensities to determine the hearing threshold.
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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.

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