Publication
Title
Auditory neuropathy/dyssynchrony as a cause of failed neonatal hearing screening
Author
Abstract
The prevalence of auditory neuropathy/dyssynchrony (AN/AD) is not exactly known. We retrospectively analysed the prevalence of this condition among 135 infants who failed a neonatal screening. Hearing screening was performed by automated auditory brainstem responses (AABR). Unilateral presence of click-evoked oto-acoustic emissions with absent auditory brainstem responses was found in 4 infants. Magnetic resonance imaging of the posterior fossa showed an aplasia/hypoplasia of the ipsilateral cochlear nerve in these 4 cases. The prevalence of AN/AD was 19% in infants with confirmed hearing loss. Our findings underscore the role of AABR in neonatal hearing screening.
Language
English
Source (journal)
International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2011
ISSN
0165-5876
Volume/pages
75:7(2011), p. 973-975
ISI
000292490600018
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 30.08.2011
Last edited 23.09.2017
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