Training in ABR

Beyond the Basics: Threshold ABR

1 - 2 hours
07 February 2022


This will explore some advanced elements of ABR testing including performing bone conduction testing and masking the ABR. This course will demonstrate ABR testing on both a baby and an adult, with interactive tasks and case studies. To gain the most benefit from this course it is expected that you are aware of the basic physiology, test process and interpretation of the auditory brainstem response test.

Learning Objectives

  • Be able to identify the common challenges in ABR test process and how to overcome them.
  • Understand how to perform bone conduction ABR testing.
  • Learn how to identify when masking is required and be able to perform masked ABR testing.


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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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