March 11, 2017

How a Gorilla Gets a Hearing Test

Ever wonder how a gorilla suspected of hearing loss gets a hearing test? Wonder no more...

Watch this news video clip showing how a gorilla suspected of hearing loss got a hearing test. This procedure is known as a sedated auditory brainstem response and is a test that is routinely performed on infants/children.

In order to undergo an auditory brainstem response test, you do NOT have to be sedated unless there is a concern the patient may not be cooperative (won't mess with the wires, ear plugs, electrode pads, etc).

Below is a video showing this test being performed on a human infant.

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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids.

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