The frequency of auditory neuropathy detected by universal newborn hearing screening program

KIRKIM G., Serbetcioglu B., ERDAĞ T. K., Ceryan K.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY, vol.72, no.10, pp.1461-1469, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 72 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2008.06.010
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1461-1469
  • Keywords: Auditory neuropathy, Auditory dyssynchrony, Newborn, Hearing loss, Neonatal screening, Transient oto-acoustic emissions, Auditory brainstem response, Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia, SPEECH-PERCEPTION, DYS-SYNCHRONY, HIGH-RISK, CHILDREN, INFANTS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Auditory neuropathy/auditory dyssynchrony (AN/AD) has become a well-accepted clinical entity. The combined use of oto-acoustic emissions (OAEs) and auditory brainstem response (ABR) testing in the universal newborn hearing screening (UNHS) has led to the easy recognition of this disorder. Although, we are now able to diagnose AN/AD reliably, little is known about its epidemiology, etiology, and especially the frequency of its occurrence. The primary goal of this study was to determine the frequency of AN/AD in the Western Anatolian region of Turkey. The secondary goal was to compare the detection rate of AN/AD before and after the implementation of the UNHS in the audiology department of Dokuz Eylul University Hospital.