Using transient evoked otoacoustic emissions for neonatal hearing screening

Br J Audiol. 1993 Apr;27(2):149-53. doi: 10.3109/03005369309077906.


The Rhode Island Hearing Assessment Project was developed to determine the feasibility of establishing a valid cost-effective method of screening newborn hearing through a universal early identification programme. In a sample of 1850 infants, sensorineural hearing loss was identified in 11 infants using transient evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAEs). A second sample of 1451 infants showed similar trends in hearing loss identification. TEOAE was shown to have significant potential as a newborn screening tool when used in a carefully designed hospital-based early identification programme.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Acoustic Stimulation*
  • Audiometry
  • Auditory Perception
  • Child, Preschool
  • Cochlea / physiology*
  • Ear, Middle / physiopathology
  • Female
  • Hearing / physiology*
  • Hearing Loss, Sensorineural / diagnosis*
  • Hearing Loss, Sensorineural / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Neonatal Screening*