An audiogram measures hearing by testing how well a child can hear sounds of different pitches and different degrees of loudness.
Your child may wear headphones and/or go into a soundproof booth for this testing.
Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response - BAER
Some children are not able to have an audiogram, including very young children and those who cannot understand the test instructions. These children can have their hearing tested by measuring brain waves. This is called Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response (BAER) testing, also known as Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR)
Small electrodes will be taped to your child’s head, and their brainwave responses to various sounds will be recorded.
Your child will usually be given medicine so that they sleep during this test.