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What can affect the hearing test of a newborn?

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Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics
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In brief: Many things...

The size, shape, and angle of the ear canal, wheter there's any material in the canal blocking it, movement of the infant, the quality of the hearing test equipment, how well the person giving the test knows how to use it, and, of course, true hearing loss problems.
Failed hearing screens should always have a confirmation test run soon after.

In brief: Many things...

The size, shape, and angle of the ear canal, wheter there's any material in the canal blocking it, movement of the infant, the quality of the hearing test equipment, how well the person giving the test knows how to use it, and, of course, true hearing loss problems.
Failed hearing screens should always have a confirmation test run soon after.
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