ERIC Number: ED373492
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-May
Reference Count: N/A
Audiologic Assessment of Infants and Toddlers.
Gravel, Judith S.
This paper provides guidelines for the audiologic assessment of infants and young children, highlighting recent technologic advances in auditory electrophysiology, acoustic immitance measure procedures, and behavioral audiometric techniques. First, audiologic assessment guidelines developed by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association are discussed and the specific protocol used at the Rose F. Kennedy Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine (New York) is outlined. Components of this protocol are then discussed in further detail, including: (1) auditory brainstem response (ABR) evaluation, (2) the use of acoustic immitance measures, (3) behavioral audiologic assessment, (4) visual reinforcement audiometry (VRA), (5) optimizing the clinical VRA procedure, (6) obtaining ear-specific thresholds, and (7) developing recommendations for amplification. Contains 40 references. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: American Speech Language Hearing Association; Yeshiva University NY
Note: In: Cherwo, Evelyn, Ed. Proceedings of the ASHA Audiology Superconference. ASHA Reports Number 21, p55-62, May 1992.