Letter to the Editor  |   June 2007
Initial Audiologic Assessment of Infants: Comments on Karzon and Lieu (2006)
Author Notes
  • 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.
Hearing Disorders / Letter 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: Accepted 25 Oct 2006 , Received 24 Jul 2006
American Journal of Audiology June 2007, Vol.16, 75-76. doi:10.1044/1059-0889(2007/007)
History: Accepted 25 Oct 2006 , Received 24 Jul 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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