Table 2 Incidence of congenital sensorineural hearing loss in infants with very low birth weight
StudyNo of patientsHearing loss (%)
Cone-Wesson et al,9 200011/5352 (Diagnostic ABR)
Ari-Even Roth et al,31 200643/33712.8 (OAE screening)
6/3371.8 (Diagnostic ABR)
Korres et al,29 20056/1931.6 (OAE screening)
  • Diagnostic ABR is the gold standard for diagnosing sensorineural hearing loss. OAE screening detects both conductive and sensorineural hearing loss.

  • ABR, auditory brainstem evoked response; OAE, otoacoustic emission.