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International Journal of Pediatric Nursing

Volume  2, Issue 2, May-Aug 2016, Pages 83-86

 

Review Article

Early Identification of Hearing Loss in Neonates & Children- Information to Non-Audiologists
Heramba Ganapathy Selvarajan*, Aravind Kumar Rajasekaran**
*Associate Professor, Department of Speech Language & Hearing, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai- 600116, Tamil Nadu, India. **Speech therapist, Department of Speech Pathology & Audiology National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences (
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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21088/ijpen.2454.9126.2216.3

Abstract

 Sprouting of brain happens during critical period. Hearing loss during this period has a devastating effect on the child’s development. Early identification of hearing loss is crucial to minimize this impact. Technological improvements have brought in effective identification procedures. However, challenge lies in the execution of efficient programs, especially, in developing countries.

Keywords: Hearing Loss; Early Identification; Universal Hearing Screening; ABR & OAE.


Corresponding Author : Heramba Ganapathy Selvarajan*