Screening newborn babies for hearing issues is part of standard care. In India, 63 million people (6.3%) suffer from signiﬁcant hearing loss. According to WHO half of this is preventable. The tests done in hearing screening for newborns are OAE (Otoacoustic emission) and ABR (Auditory brainstem response). OAE takes 5-10 minutes approximately. The ABR test measures the reaction of the parts of a child’s nervous system that affect hearing. Newborn screening enables early detection of hearing issues and early intervention goes a long way in ensuring a better future for kids.
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