Revista Brasileira de Otorrinolaringologia
Print version ISSN 0034-7299
OLIVEIRA, Pedro; CASTRO, Fernanda and RIBEIRO, Almeida. Childhood hearing impairment. Rev. Bras. Otorrinolaringol. [online]. 2002, vol.68, n.3, pp. 417-423. ISSN 0034-7299. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-72992002000300019.
Childhood Hearing Impairment is nowadays considered as a Health Care matter due to its high prevalence and to its multiple consequences. As a developing subject, frequent updates are justified to keep up with the evolution of techniques and knowledge. This paper aims to discuss the matter from a global point of view, paying particular attention to the Screening Models and Instruments available.
Keywords : childhood hearing impairment; otoacoustic emissions; auditory brainstem responses; screening.