Auditory evoked potential evaluation (1956)

Key points below

What is the Auditory Evoked Potential (AEP) evaluation?

It is a hearing test that tells us if your child has normal hearing or if they have hearing loss. It can also tell how much hearing loss there is. It is done while your child sleeps.

Why is this test important?

Untreated hearing loss can cause speech and language delays. It can also cause learning delays.

How is the test done?

What do I need to know and do to get ready for the test?

There are 2 different ways to do the test. Your child will have the test that is checked.

______ Natural Sleep AEP Evaluation

______ Sedated AEP Evaluation

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