March 03, 2021
Clínica Ricardo Palma performs this test on all babies born in our institution as part of routine neonatal examinations.
According to the World Health Organization, hearing loss affects 5 out of every 1,000 newborns worldwide.
For this reason, by way of prevention, every newborn must undergo neonatal hearing screening, also known as otoacoustic emissions. A simple, quick, and painless test, which checks the response to the stimulus of slight sounds, to prevent, detect and treat hearing loss early.
On the other hand, commemorating World Ear and Hearing Care Day, Dr. Francisco Salaverry,
Otolaryngologist at Clínica Ricardo Palma, offers us the following tips to maintain good hearing health:
Remember, early diagnosis and intervention are key to avoiding hearing loss.
Dr. Francisco Salaverry
Otolaryngologist at at Clínica Ricardo Palma