Three out of every thousand babies are born with some degree of hearing loss.
Testing for hearing loss in newborn begins with a hearing screening.
If the child fails this test, he or she is then referred for a diagnostic follow-up.
At this stage precision and speed are essential.
The extent of the hearing loss must be precisely detected in order to establish the most effective rehabilitation and intervention plans.
That is what the ASSR test does.
The test is short which means that detection of hearing loss can be completed in a single session while the baby is still asleep.
The family gets an answer immediately and is well informed when they leave the clinic.
The quick testing also saves valuable clinic time.
To make theshold estimation faster and more reliable
Interacoustics re-engineered the ASSR standard in close collaboration with leading scientists.
This was done by changing the two most important parts of the ASSR system.
The acoustic stimuli and the detection of neural responses.
The new efficient NB CE-chirp stimuli add to larger response amplitude.
And, using both the phase - and the magnitude of the electro-physiological response along with other key components response detection is vastly improved.
With this generation ASSR four frequencies in both ears can accurately be analyzed simultaneously.
Combining these new technologies allows the average testing time to be reduced to 18 minutes - or even less.
Compared to tone burst ABR there are clear advantages when using Interacoustics ASSR for faster accurate threshold estimation.
Precise estimation of hearing threshold allows improved hearing aid fitting.
When the estimated audiogram is ready data is saved directly in NOAH ensuring safe and correct hearing aid fitting.
Interacoustics ASSR technologies improve accuracy and threshold estimation in newborns helping doctors address long-term developmental issues that can result from hearing loss.
Interacoustics ASSR for fast and precise estimation of hearing thresholds.
Eclipse offers fast, reliable, and precise detection of infant hearing loss using an Auditory Steady-State Response test. ASSR in short. ASSR is performed while the baby is sleeping, and the results of the hearing test are fast to obtain. This means the parents get an answer quickly, and early intervention can take place, preventing unnecessary language learning delays.