Yet most hearing impaired children are not identified until 1 to 3 years of age - which is well beyond the critical period (6 months) for healthy speech and language development.
In addition, 3 out of 4 children experience otitis media (ear infections-the most common illness in babies and young children) by the time they are 3 years of age. An ear infection can cause temporary hearing, speech and language problems. If left untreated, these problems can become permanent
However, if a hearing-impairment is identified and treated in its early stages, studies have shown that the child's speech and language skills will be comparable to his or her normal-hearing peers. For these reasons, hearing screening at birth and routinely throughout childhood is extremely important.
THE SOLUTION IS ROUTINE HEARING SCREENING WITH OAE AND ABR TECHNOLOGY
Recent improvements in hearing screening standards have led to the advancement of hearing screening technology. Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) and Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) have become the standard of care for hospital newborn hearing screening programs. In addition, more and more physician offices are using the technology to screen children of all ages throughout adolescence.
THE GSI AUDIOSCREENER+ PROVIDES THE BEST SOLUTION FOR HEARING SCREENING WITH OAE AND ABR
- DPOAE, ABR and TEOAE
- Simple to Use Interface
- Objective Screening
- Time and Cost Savings
- High-Volume Screening
- Portability and Versatility