Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) Testing
Auditory brainstem response testing is designed to assess the hearing thresholds of young children, as well as the functionality of the auditory neural pathway. We place small electrodes on each earlobe and one on the forehead and present sounds using small earphones. The electrodes pick up and record the brain’s response to the sounds and processes them onto a graph.
In partnership with St. Joseph Rehabilitation Hospital and CHOC Children’s Hospital, Providence Speech and Hearing Center offers an ABR clinic for those children who require sedation for accurate testing and diagnosis. This one-of-a-kind collaboration guarantees the highest quality service for your child.