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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 18-20

screening for newborn well babaies by transient evoked otoacoustic emissions in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

1 Department of Paediatrics, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Otorhinolaryngolgoy, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Audiology, Dr. S.Fakeeh Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
MD, FRCSC K Alnoury
Associate professor Department of ORL King Abdulaziz University P.O.Box. 6615, Jeddah 21452
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1319-8491.289071

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Objectives: To investigate the use of Transient Evoked Otoacoustic Emissions (TEOAE) as a screening tool for hearing in well babies. Subjects and Methods: Three thousand well babies were screened in three stages using TEOAE in the first two days after birth. Results: Out of 3000 infants screened, 94.3% passed the 1st screening. During the 2nd screening, 166 babies out of 170 passed the test. Four infants (0.13%) failed the test. These were found, to have bilateral profound hearing loss by auditory brainstem response at 6 months of age. Conclusion: The use of TEOAE is recommended in universal screening programmes for the new-borns.

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