The Sera™ automated auditory brainstem response (automated ABR) hearing test provides a reliable and easy-to-interpret pass or refer result - important in any newborn hearing screening program. The solution builds on extensive clinical research and our many years of experience in ABR testing. The protocol provides a reliable result with an algorithmic sensitivity of 99.96%.
The automated ABR algorithm uses weighted averaging technology to combat against noise in the hearing test environment. Using the EarCups™ with Sera™ also helps to reduce noise in challenging hearing testing conditions.
The Sera™ includes a fast and reliable DPOAE screening test for use in newborn hearing screening. We have derived the DPOAE screening algorithm from the many years of knowledge and experience gained with our Titan Clinical DPOAE. It uses Bayesian weighted averaging to reduce test times and a DP reliability calculation to ensure accurate response detection every time!
Developed by a group of dedicated engineers, the Sera™ TEOAE and DPOAE screening algorithms bring your testing to the next level. The optimized in ear detection together with a good fitting probe enables the collection of quick and reliable OAE results. Combining the sleek, light-weight probe design with algorithm improvements and special on-screen user guidance, means the challenge of a proper probe seal is a thing of the past.
Newborn hearing screening requires complex and sensitive technology to be able to record the electrophysiological and physiological responses (ABR and OAE). At the same time, newborns have very small ear canals, which means the probe must be quite small and lightweight to fit properly. In addition, newborns often have earwax and fetal fat in their ear canal, which can impede the sensitive equipment.
SnapPROBE™ is a small and lightweight probe with a smooth surface. The smooth surface means it is easy to keep clean, accommodating for the hygienic demands in clinical practice.
SnapPROBE™ comes with two designated ear tips of a conical or narrow shape, which are longer compared to other models. They are designed to catch earwax and other foreign bodies that could harm the probe electronics.
Combined with its designated ear tips, SnapPROBE™ increases stimulus stability and reduces noise during measurements.
1. The ABRIS module offers automated ABR testing
Jessica A. Ramos, MSc Audiology, demonstrates how easy and fast you can do an OAE screening of a newborn baby using the Sera™ device.