Effects of background noise on recording of portable transient-evoked otoacoustic emission in newborn hearing screening

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Transient-evoked otoacoustic emission (TEOAE) is a well-established screening tool for universal newborn hearing screening. The aims of this study are to measure the effects of background noise on recording of TEOAE and the duration required to complete the test at various noise levels. This study is a prospective study from June 2006 until May 2007. The study population were newborns from postnatal wards who were delivered at term pregnancy. Newborns who were more than 8-h old and passed a hearing screening testing using screening auditory brainstem response (SABRe™) were further tested with TEOAE in four different test environments [isolation room in the ward during non-peak hour (E1), isolation room in the ward during peak hour (E2), maternal bedside in the ward during non-peak hour (E3) and maternal bedside in the ward during peak hour (E4)]. This study showed that test environment significantly influenced the time required to complete testing in both ears with F [534.23] = 0.945; P < 0.001 on the right ear and F [636.54] = 0.954; P < 0.001 on the left. Our study revealed that TEOAE testing was efficient in defining the presence of normal hearing in our postnatal wards at maternal bedside during non-peak hour with a specificity of 96.8%. Our study concludes that background noise levels for acceptable and accurate TEOAE recording in newborns should not exceed 65 dB A. In addition, when using TEOAE assessment in noisy environments, the time taken to obtain accurate results will greatly increase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)495-499
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Volume267
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010

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Keywords

  • Background noise
  • Newborn hearing screening
  • TEOAE

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  • Otorhinolaryngology

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