otoacoustic emissions test

otoacoustic emissions test

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OAE test

A screening test for deafness that assesses the functioning of the cochlea. It is used esp. in newborns as a quick way of identifying possible congenital hearing loss. The test is performed by placing a probe in the external ear canal. The probe emits a series of clicks and then measures the echoes returning from the cochlea.
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The test ( called the Automated Otoacoustic Emissions test (AOAE) ( uses specialist equipment.
The new test, which can be carried out in hospital, is known as the transient-evoked otoacoustic emissions test.
The Otoacoustic Emissions test (OAE) is a quick, reliable and inexpensive test that can diagnose problems safely within hours of birth.
The charity Defeating Deafness (020 7833 1733) is calling for the Otoacoustic Emissions Test (OAE) to be available on the NHS nationwide.