Baby Hearing Test Singapore
Baby hearing tests are done right after the baby is born, which help to determine if the baby has any kind of hearing problems. This is an important test as hearing issues can slow down a baby’s development and impede her future ability to speak, learn, and understand languages. Thus, it is necessary that the hearing tests be done as early as possible.
Types Of Hearing Tests Available
Newborn hearing tests are done for babies as soon as they are born. If the baby fails in the screening tests then he or she will be referred for a more detailed diagnostic hearing test. There are two main types of hearing tests that can be done for the babies that fail in the screening tests:
Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR)
Also known as Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response (BAER), this is a helpful test to determine the child’s ability to hear. By detecting the baby’s brainwaves with the help of a special computer, the audiologist will be able to measure the way in which the child’s hearing nerve is responding to various sounds.
Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE)
This hearing test can detect any kind of obstacles in the outer ear canal. It can also identify the presence of ear fluid in the middle ear canal and if there is any damage to the outer hair cells.
These baby hearing tests can provide accurate results. If the results show any kind of hearing loss, then the audiologist will offer advice for your baby’s development.
It is important and necessary that the treatment for your baby begins as soon as the hearing loss is detected. So, get in touch with our professionals at The Hearing Centre to know more about the baby hearing tests.