Procedures & Tests - Auditory Brainstem Response Testing

(This procedure/test may also be known as: ABR, BSER, ASSR, hearing test)

Auditory Steady State Response (ASSR) and Auditory Brainstem Evoked Response (BSER) testing - using either click or tone burst stimuli - are two methods of electrophysiologic hearing testing. This testing is available without sedation for infants up to 4 months of age, and with procedural sedation, or under general anesthesia in the operating room for older infants and children.

The ASSR and BSER tests are valuable for many reasons. The tests do not depend on the child reacting to sound and can assess the degree, configuration and type (conductive, sensorineural or mixed) hearing loss. They are also safe, will not hurt the child and are not uncomfortable.

Related Conditions

Related Conditions
Here are some of the conditions related to this procedure/test. Select a condition to get more information and resources: Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder, Auditory Processing Disorders, Hearing loss.

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