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Identification of Hearing Impairment in Pediatrics - the Role of Pediatricians and Primary Care Providers

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1.  According to the American Academy of Audiology - the preferred method of hearing screening in children up to 3 years of age is
  1. ABR screening
  2. OAE Screening
  3. behavioral audiometry screening with VRA
  4. The AAP does not recommend screening for children younger than 3 years of age
2.  According to the American Academy of Audiology what percentage of children age 3-5 are unable to complete pure tone audiometry.
  1. 10%
  2. 20%
  3. 30%
  4. 40%
3.  Despite Universal Hearing Screening, ______ per cent of newborns screened are lost to follow-up
  1. 76%
  2. 10%
  3. 39%
  4. an unknown percent
4.  Babies admitted to the NICU for 5 or more days
  1. should have OAE and ABR screening prior to discharge
  2. should have ABR screening prior to discharge
  3. should have screening deferred until after discharge
  4. none of the above
5.  Babies Approved screening protocols for infants in the well baby nursery include
  1. OAE
  2. ABR
  3. OAE followed by ABR for babies who do not pass initial OAE
  4. all of the above
6.  The new digital stethoscope with image /video capture with small speculum that will improve the ability of physicians to diagnose and document otitis media is called the
  1. Wispr
  2. Shout
  3. Peer
  4. Oto-One
7.  Between 2007-2008 and the 2009-2010 the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys indicate that the incidence of hearing loss greater than 15dB
  1. increased from 12.8% to 17.5%
  2. dropped from 17.5% to 12.8%
  3. remained unchanged
  4. none of the above
8.  The Acoustic Otoscope
  1. Was introduced in the early 1980’s
  2. Was also known as the Spectral Gradient Angle Reflectometer
  3. does not require a seal to produce the measurement
  4. All of the above
9.  The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends routine hearing screening
  1. at ages 4, 5, 6, 8,and 10
  2. at ages 4, 6 and 10
  3. only when concerns arise
  4. none of the above
10.  Risk factors for hearing problems in children less than 3 years of age include:
  1. Family history of hearing loss
  2. parental suspicion of hearing problems
  3. exposure to ototoxic medication
  4. all of the above

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