HEARING TESTS @ HNR HYDERABAD
Auditory Steady-State Response (ASSR)
For children who are too young, Auditory Steady state
response is an objective test used for evaluation of their hearing ability. If the screening of the new born indicates possible hearing loss, they are referred to ASSR. The ASSR results can be used to estimate pure-tone audiogram. For the children under 6 months of age, ASSR is performed when they are in natural sleep. In case of older children, sedation is suggested. The results are obtained by analyzing the brain activity when the person listens to the tone of varying pitch.