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Audiology (Hearing)

Auditory Steady State Response Testing

The test is similar to the BAER test in that the patient needs to be asleep for testing.

The recordings are measured by the same equipment and electrodes. While the BAER test allows us to obtain an estimate for hearing for certain frequencies, the ASSR allows us to obtain detailed frequency-specific information to estimate an audiogram. The information obtained provides a basis for determining the most appropriate intervention – specifically, recommendations for the programming of hearing aids and consideration of a cochlear implant