Auditory Steady State Responses – ASSR
ASSR is a new test used to confirm a hearing loss in children who fail an OAE test. ASSR gives a frequency specific audiogram of the hearing levels of children.
These tests do not require that the child is asleep, but the child has to be calm. The skin is cleaned on the forehead and on the earlobes. Headphones are placed over the ears and sound is transmitted to the patient. The test is completely painless, but if the child is uncooperative may require that medication be given to cause the child to relax. The test is completely safe.
The audiogram test will reflect the degree of hearing impairment if here hearing loss problem found. But in case of normal hearing audiogram will reflects normal frequency.