Auditory brainstem response in auditory assessment of acute severely burned children

J. W. Hall, J. B. Winkler, D. N. Herndon, L. B. Gary

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The burn population often requires ototoxic drugs in the treatment of infection. Previous investigations indicate that cochlear damage and auditory impairment may result from this medical therapy. In recent years, the auditory brainstem response (ABR) has assumed an important role in pediatric auditory assessment. We describe a test protocol for ABR assessment in the severely burned child. In a series of 69 acute severely burned children, 13% showed evidence of auditory deficit by the ABR. Based on our experiences, we recommend the inclusion of routine auditory evaluations, including ABR, in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of these children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-198
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • General Nursing
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Rehabilitation
  • General Health Professions


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