Madsen Newborn Hearing Devices
Our selection of Madsen Accuscreen and Alpha newborn hearing screening equipment allows forsimple otoacoustic emissions (OAE) testing, uses a probe, and is ideal for midwives, nurse midwives, birthing centers and other professionals who perform initial newborn hearing screening. The more accurate ABR, which uses electrodes and requires testing to be done on sleeping babies, is used primarily in clinics. We also carry OAE + ABR combination screening devices that allow practitioners to perform the faster OAE test and the more Accurate ABR test. The combination units are ideal for hospitals and clinics.
One to three of every 1000 babies are born with some degree of hearing loss. In order to ensure immediate detection and early intervention, many states require that newborns receive hearing screening within 48 hours of birth. Without newborn hearing screening equipment and assessments, it is difficult to detect hearing loss within the first few months of life. Early identification is critical in order to ensure for timely diagnosis, early intervention, and to guarantee learning occurs on time. For more information visit healthychildren.org by clicking here.