Volume : VII, Issue : XII, December - 2017

BRAINSTEM EVOKED RESPONSE AUDIOMETRY AND ITS APPLICATION IN HEARING LOSS ASSESMENT IN CHILDRENS.

Dr Abhilash A M, Dr Shankar G, Somanna M

Abstract :

 BERA is a non invasive technique, easily recordable, not affected by sedation, anesthesia or age which helps in heå assessment. Approximately 1 of every 1000 children is born deaf. Early diagnosis of heå impairment is important as the rehabilitative procedure can be started early which help speech and language development. Our aim is to find out its application of screening heå loss in newborns with high risk and pediatric age group in ENT setup like our hospital. Objective of the study is screening of deafness in newborn and pediatric age group esp. high risk cases. A cross sectional prospective cohort study was carried out. 36 cases was taken, BERA was performed on them after clinical evaluation.Results were evaluated and statistical analysis done.

Out of 36 pediatric cases screened 15 cases(41.7%) had normal heå on screening, 13 cases(36.1%) had profound heå loss without any risk factors, 6 cases(16.7%) had heå loss due to meningitis complications, 2 cases(5.6%) had heå loss due to neonatal jaundice. Children with risk factors are 1.65 at more risk of developing heå loss when compared to normal children; but statistically not significant.

Keywords : BERA   ABR   NEWBORN SCREENING   LBW   HEARING LOSS  

Article: Download PDF   DOI : 10.36106/ijar  

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DR ABHILASH A M, DR SHANKAR G, SOMANNA M, BRAINSTEM EVOKED RESPONSE AUDIOMETRY AND ITS APPLICATION IN HEARING LOSS ASSESMENT IN CHILDRENS., INDIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH : Volume-7 | Issue-12 | December-2017


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