Otoacoustic emission criteria for neonatal hearing screening

Smyth, Veronica, McPherson, Bradley, Kei, Joseph, Young, June, Tudehope, David, Maurer, Marion and Rankin, Geraldine (1999) Otoacoustic emission criteria for neonatal hearing screening. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 48 1: 9-15. doi:10.1016/S0165-5876(99)00005-1


Author Smyth, Veronica
McPherson, Bradley
Kei, Joseph
Young, June
Tudehope, David
Maurer, Marion
Rankin, Geraldine
Title Otoacoustic emission criteria for neonatal hearing screening
Journal name International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0165-5876
Publication date 1999-04-25
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0165-5876(99)00005-1
Volume 48
Issue 1
Start page 9
End page 15
Total pages 7
Editor R.J. Ruben
Place of publication Shannon, County Clare
Publisher Elsevier Science Ireland
Collection year 1999
Language eng
Subject C1
730111 Hearing, vision, speech and their disorders
110321 Rehabilitation and Therapy (excl. Physiotherapy)
Abstract Transient evoked otoacoustic emission measures are gaining acceptance as a technique in new-born hearing screening. At present a wide variety of pass–fail screening criteria are used in otoacoustic emission screening programs. In a study of 100 special care neonates and 35 well, full term babies, a number of screening criteria were examined for sensitivity and specificity characteristics when compared to a standard auditory brainstem response protocol. Results indicate that, for normal and special care neonates with a gestational age at test of 38–41 weeks, high sensitivity (>80%) could be obtained when a pass–fail criterion involving analysis of emission reproducibility, or emission reproducibility and emission response level, was set. Sensitivity was reduced for special care neonates who fell outside this age range. Specificity was found to be relatively low overall (always <65%) and may relate to clinical factors in special care neonates not investigated in this study.
Keyword Otorhinolaryngology
Pediatrics
Hearing
Screening
Special Care Neonates
Transient Evoked Otoacoustic Emissions
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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