Clinical Study

Clinical Experience of Auditory Brainstem Response Testing on Pediatric Patients in the Operating Room

Table 1

A summary of specific reasons for ABR testing in the operating room, with the number of cases in each category listed.

Specific reasons for ABR testNumber of casesPercentage

Recurrent otitis media 153 57.3%
Neurologic disorders3613.5%
Chromosomal anomalies2910.9%
Autistic spectrum disorders166.0%
Infectious disease involving central nerve system155.6%
Global developmental delay114.1%
Head injury/temporal bone fracture41.5%
Verification of hearing loss for cochlear implant 3 1.1%