auditory brainstem response, BAER, brainstem auditory evoked response, newborn hearing screening, electrophysiological hearing test
I’m so excited for scientific research to crack the code and be able to pinpoint the site of lesion for Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder (ANSD). We’re getting closer and starting to realize that certain genetic forms of ANSD are likely not going to resolve/improve (ANSD improves in a very very very very small % of patients). Between that and an MRI to determine if there is a thin or absent nerve we can give slightly better guidance about the plan of action. Beyond that there can be a lot of gray area and questions marks. Starting early intervention right away is going to be the best thing you can do!…
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