Initial Audiologic Assessment of Infants: Comments on Karzon and Lieu (2006) Purpose To comment on a recently published article titled “Initial Audiologic Assessment of Infants Referred From Well Baby, Special Care, and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Nurseries” by R. K. Karzon and J. E. C. Lieu (2006) . Method Comments are directed specifically at the sequence of testing described in ... Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor  |   June 2007
Initial Audiologic Assessment of Infants: Comments on Karzon and Lieu (2006)
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Todd B. Sauter
    UMass Memorial Medical Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester
  • Contact author: Todd B. Sauter, UMass Memorial Medical Center, Audiology Department HA-480, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655. E-mail: sautert@ummhc.org.
Article Information
Hearing Disorders / Letters to the Editor
Letter to the Editor   |   June 2007
Initial Audiologic Assessment of Infants: Comments on Karzon and Lieu (2006)
American Journal of Audiology, June 2007, Vol. 16, 75-76. doi:10.1044/1059-0889(2007/007)
History: Received July 24, 2006 , Accepted October 25, 2006
 
American Journal of Audiology, June 2007, Vol. 16, 75-76. doi:10.1044/1059-0889(2007/007)
History: Received July 24, 2006; Accepted October 25, 2006

Purpose To comment on a recently published article titled “Initial Audiologic Assessment of Infants Referred From Well Baby, Special Care, and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Nurseries” by R. K. Karzon and J. E. C. Lieu (2006) .

Method Comments are directed specifically at the sequence of testing described in the article.

Conclusions This letter challenges the efficiency of beginning infant audiologic evaluations with the auditory brainstem response evoked by high-intensity, unmasked click stimuli. Reasons as well as alternatives favored by the author and other researchers are presented and summarized.

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