Need for Hearing Tests
PTA & Impedance
Due to age, our hearing sensitivity comes down. Pure Tone Audiometry test is done to ascertain loss. If there is any Middle ear pathology , Impedance test is done.
OAE / BERA Tests
Some causes of Pediatric (Children) Hearing Loss
- Hereditary (Blood relatives have hearing loss)
- Consanguineous Marriage (Parents are Blood relatives)
- Jaundice, Typhoid, Mumps (Mother, during pregnancy & child, after birth)
- Mother – constantly taking medicine during pregnancy period
If one or more of the above mentioned events have occurred in a family, to rule out any possibility of hearing loss, an OAE & BERA clinical test must be taken when the child is 45 days old.
Noise induced deafness
Prescribed General sound exposure limits (Constant exposure / Exceeding these time limits will lead to Permanent Hearing loss)