Recovery from ANSD? A reality, a myth or just getting it all wrong?

Contact Name: Dr Kai Uus

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I am qualified as a paediatrician and thus my research interests are in the area of paediatric audiology





Newborn hearing screening programs are being introduced across the world. Depending on the protocol, these programs usually allow for the identification of neonates and young infants with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD). The talk reviews the issues around auditory brain stem response (ABR) recovery in young infants, putting forward the suggestion that it is not necessarily always associated with normal physiological maturational changes. In some cases, it is related to pathological neuromaturational delay but also other factors. I will argue for conceptualizing ABR recovery as transient ANSD and including it as part of the spectrum.

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