ASSR test is usually performed to determine a threshold of hearing, that means reconstruction of audiogram. On the basis of the examination evaluation of hearing, hearing defects, possibility of treatment and rehabilitation may be performed.
In case of children with suspicion of neurological abnormalities (suspicion of Asperger syndrome, autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, hyperesthesia, sensory processing disorder) it is recommended to perform the examination with the help of anaesthesia. All attempts to test hearing in children with these deficiencies are not possible to be performed under child’s natural sleep.
The tests are carried out in children between 30 days of life and 3 years.
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