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BERA

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BERA

Why is BERA Test done?

Hearing loss in children is difficult to know from the beginning. Hearing loss can cause speech, language, cognitive, social and emotional problems. Therefore, it will be better if the hearing test in children is done early.

Healthy hearing is when the auditory nerve is able to transmit sound impulses from the ear to the brain at a certain speed. The BERA test can provide information on whether nerves convey sound impulses to the brain and whether the speed of sound delivery is within normal limits.

This hearing examination can determine the type of abnormality (conductive or sensor neural), severity (hearing threshold), and hearing loss (inner ear or other parts) of the child.

In addition, in determining the hearing threshold, BERA is also used in otoneurologic diagnosis. This is useful for patients with unilateral or asymmetrical hearing loss (hearing nerve tumors, brain tumors, other nerve disorders, multiple sclerosis, etc.).

BERA testing at City XRay

BERA Test Procedure

  • BERA can be done without the patient needing to do anything. Patients only need to lie down and preferably in a calm attitude or while sleeping.
  • For children, this examination can be done in the wake, sleep, or in anesthesia (although rarely).
  • Electrodes will be placed on the patient’s head and behind the ear during the BERA test procedure.
  • When the examination is done, the patient will be heard various sounds through headphones. This examination measures changes in brain electrical activity (EEG) in the provision of acoustic stimuli.
  • Abnormalities that occur in the transmission of signals when the sound is heard indicates hearing loss.
  • This examination has no risk of complications, is painless, and does not require special preparation for the BERA test.

Frequently Asked Questions

The brainstem evoked response audiometry (BERA) is an objective neurophysiological method for the evaluation of the hearing threshold and diagnosing retro cochlear lesions. The aim of the study was to investigate the hearing level in children with suspected hearing loss or pathological speech development.
The test itself takes about 1 hour to 11/2 hours, but the entire appointment will take about 2 hours without anesthesia and up to 4 hours if your child needs anesthesia, due to the recovery time.
Brainstem-evoked response audiometry (BERA) is a simple, noninvasive, objective test for early identification of hearing impairment in children and neonates. It can be used as a screening test and is useful in newborns, infants, and other difficult-to-test patients.
The Brain Stem Evoked Response Audiometry (BERA) is an objective test that gives us the approximate average hearing threshold level of the subject. It is a very reliable but time consuming test to objectively evaluate the hearing threshold of an adult or child across all frequencies except for the low frequencies.
Electrodes will be placed on the patient's head and behind the ear during the BERA test procedure. When the examination is done, the patient will be heard various sounds through headphones. This examination measures changes in brain electrical activity (EEG) in the provision of acoustic stimuli.