Training in ABR

Getting Started: Threshold ABR

1 - 2 hours
12 December 2022


In this course, Amanda Goodhew, International Clinical Trainer, will demonstrate how to get started in threshold ABR testing, with a focus on testing newborn infants. This course will cover patient preparation, test strategy and results interpretation, with interactive tasks and case studies.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to prepare for ABR testing, including electrode placement and patient instructions.
  • Understand the tools available to implement and optimise testing strategy.
  • Be able to interpret ABR traces including waveform morphology, amplitude and latency.


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Amanda Goodhew
Amanda holds a Master's degree in Audiology from the University of Southampton, where she now teaches as a Visiting Academic. She has extensive experience holding senior audiologist positions in numerous NHS hospitals and clinics, where her primary focus has been pediatric audiology. Her specific areas of interest include electrophysiology (in particular ABR, ASSR and cortical testing), neonatal diagnostics and amplification and the assessment and rehabilitation of patients with autism and complex needs. Amanda has a particular interest in pediatric behavioral assessment and has twice held the Chairperson position for the South London Visual Reinforcement Audiometry Peer Review Group, and is a member of the Reference Group for the British Society of Audiology Pediatric Audiology Interest Group. Amanda also works as an independent technical assessor, undertaking quality assessment for audiological services throughout the UK, and is a member of the expert reference group for the James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership on Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss.

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