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Traditional Audiometry

At approximately 4 years of age, a child is able to participate in traditional audiologic testing procedures. During this test, a child wears a set of earphones and is instructed to raise a hand as soon as they hear a sound. Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) are measured directly with a miniature microphone and sent to a special computer to determine your baby’s hearing status. This allows the audiologist to determine if the anatomical regions of the hearing system are functioning. Although not a specific test of “hearing”, this provides the audiologist with valuable information pertaining to the integrity and status of your child’s hearing system.