Newborn hearing screens are now available at more locations

As part of the state of Georgia newborn hearing screening initiatives, Children's is now offering Automated Auditory Brainstem Response (AABR) testing at three new neighborhood rehab locations. In addition to Egleston hospital and the Children’s Medical Office Building, Children’s at Fayette, Children’s at Mt. Zion and Children’s at Satellite Boulevard  are now able to provide this procedure. Diagnostic Auditory Brainstem Response testing for infants can be scheduled at Egleston hospital, the Children’s Medical Office Building and our newest rehab location, Children’s at Forsyth. To schedule all audiology appointments, contact the rehabilitation scheduling department at 404-785-7100.  

An AABR is used to screen the hearing of infants from birth to six months of age. It can be completed as either an initial newborn hearing screening or as a follow up to a failed screening.  The AABR is the recommended screening procedure to evaluate for multiple types of hearing loss, including neural hearing loss such as auditory neuropathy/dyssynchrony. Diagnostic Auditory Brainstem Response testing for infants from birth to four months of age can be scheduled at Egleston hospital, the Children’s Medical Office Building and our newest rehab location, Children's at Forsyth.