Transient evoked otoacoustic emission-basedscreening in typical nurseries: A response to Jacobson and Jacobson
International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Jacobson and Jacobson (Int. J. Pediatr. Otorhinolaryngol. 29 (1994) 235-248) recently questioned whether TEOAE-based newborn hearing screening similar to what was recommended by the National Institutes of Health could be implemented in a typical nursery setting. They concluded that, 'the theoretical advantage of TEOAEs as a method for screening newborn babies at risk for hearing loss may not be realized in acute practice.' This article presents data based on dozens of currently operational TEOAE-based newborn hearing screening programs which demonstrate that the concerns raised by Jacobson and Jacobson are not representative of what is being experienced by operational newborn hearing screening programs.
White KR, Culpepper B, Maxon AB, Vohr BR, & Mauk GW. (1995). Transient evoked otoacoustic emission-based screening in typical nurseries: A response to Jacobson and Jacobson. Inter. Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 33, 17-21.