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Hearing Screening for Infants - Audiology Services

The audiology facilities listed in this directory were compiled from self-reported data.  The Infant Hearing Program at the Ohio Department of Health does not endorse or recommend any specific provider.  To learn more about testing procedures and/or financial assistance programs, please contact each facility directly.

Audiology service providers are listed by county and by city.  Please select from the links below to find an audiologist in your area.

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Hearing Tests for Babies

The two most common tests used to screen a baby's hearing are Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) testing and Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) testing.  During these tests, the equipment does all of the work.  The baby does not need to do anything other than sleep or rest quietly.

Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) tests measure the response of the ear to a series of soft sounds.  Sounds are transmitted through a small tube with a soft tip that fits into the baby's ear canal and is measured by a computer.

Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) tests measure how well sounds travel along the hearing nerve pathways from the ear to the brainstem.  Clicking sounds are transmitted into the baby's ear by a tiny earphone.

This page last updated on 7/09/2013.  

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