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A clinical trial of infant hearing screening by measuring finger tip blood flow with a laser doppler flowmeter
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Author
Kinoshita, Michiko The University of Tokushima
Keywords
infant hearing screening
finger tip blood flow
Crib-O-Gram
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
The detection of infant hearing disorders is quite crucial, because an early detection may lead to a proper treatment and to a prevention of developmental loss of auditory function in some cases. Although several screening methods for infant hearing loss have been tried so far, a definitive test with a sufficient reproducibility and reliability is yet to come at this moment. For some time it is known that the blood flow of the finger tip changes after sound stimulation. So in this study, blood flow at the infants' finger tip is measured before and after a sound stimulation employing a Laser Doppler flowmeter, and Crib-O-Gram testing is also performed at the same time. Efficiency as a screening measure for infant hearing loss has been compared between these two methods. So far, sixty infants have been tested. No false positive case has been found by use of the blood flow method, although eleven false positive cases have been observed using Crib-O-Gram testing only. Our results seem to suggest that this newly developed method can be a more accurate screening procedure for the infant hearing loss.
Journal Title
Shikoku Acta Medica
ISSN
00373699
NCID
AN00102041
Publisher
徳島医学会
Volume
53
Issue
5
Start Page
171
End Page
177
Sort Key
171
Published Date
1997-10-25
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jpn
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