This presentation offers practical evidence-based information on auditory brainstem response (ABR) that can be applied clinically in the accurate diagnosis of infant auditory dysfunction. The presentation reviews test parameters and protocols for efficient single channel air- and bone-conduction ABR measurement plus the role of auditory steady state response (ASSR). Strategies and technical advances are described for performing a complete frequency-specific ABR assessment in 30 minutes or less, and combining ABR with other objective auditory procedures (otoacoustic emissions and aural immittance measurement), for successful infant hearing assessment in natural sleep.
Course created on November 22, 2019
- After this course learners will be able to identify key test parameters for optimizing ABR outcome.
- After this course learners will be able to describe the unique role of ASSR in infant auditory assessment.
- After this course learners will be able to list 4 specific strategies for minimizing test time without sacrificing diagnostic accuracy.
- After this course learners will be able to describe a clinically applicable test protocol for efficient assessment of infant hearing.
|0-10 Minutes||Introduction; Rationale for infant ABR assessment|
|10-20 Minutes||Evidence-based ABR protocol|
|20-30 Minutes||Pediatric ABR measurement and analysis|
|30-35 Minutes||Strategies for minimizing test time|
|35-40 Minutes||Role of ASSR in infant assessment|
|40-50 Minutes||ABR within an objective test battery|
|50-60 Minutes||Summary and conclusion - Q & A|
James W. Hall III, PhD is an internationally recognized audiologist with 40-years of clinical, teaching, research, and administrative experience. He received his Ph.D. in audiology from Baylor College of Medicine under the direction of James Jerger. During his career, Dr. Hall has held clinical and academic audiology positions at major medical centers. Dr. Hall now holds appointments as Professor at Salus University and the University of Hawaii, and as Extraordinary Professor at the University of Pretoria South Africa. Dr. Hall is the author of over 160 peer-reviewed journal articles, monographs, or book chapters, and nine textbooks including the 2014 Introduction to Audiology Today and the 2015 eHandbook of Auditory Evoked Responses
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