Oto-acoustic emission audiometry

Medical Services Advisory Committee
Record ID 31999009748
Authors' objectives:

To review the use of oto-acoustic emission audiometry (OAEA), which is a diagnostic hearing test for infants and children at risk of, or actively suspected of, impaired hearing.

Authors' recommendations: It is recommended that on the strength of evidence pertaining to OAEA, public funding should be supported for this procedure for the detection of permanent congenital hearing impairment in groups of children at high risk due to the following factors: admission to a neonatal intensive care unit family history of hearing impairment perinatal infection (either suspected or confirmed) birthweight of less than 1.5kg craniofacial deformity birth asphyxia chromosomal abnormality, including Down syndrome exchange transfusion In addition, it is recommended that OAEA be preceded by a specialist assessment to exclude middle ear pathology.
Authors' methods: Systematic review
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 1999
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Australia
MeSH Terms
  • Audiometry, Evoked Response
  • Child
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Otoacoustic Emissions, Spontaneous
  • Deafness
Organisation Name: Medical Services Advisory Committee
Contact Address: MSAC (MDP 107), GPO Box 9848, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia. Tel: +61 2 6289 6811; Fax: +61 2 6289 8799.
Contact Name: msac.secretariat@health.gov.au
Contact Email: msac.secretariat@health.gov.au
Copyright: Medical Services Advisory Committee
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