This study investigated the feasibility of using a localization task to rule out unilateral hearing loss in infants. Fourcorner localization ability was assessed in 29 normalhearing infants (9-20 mo) using four different test stimuli. In these same infants, a mild unilateral hearing loss was simulated by occlusion of the external auditory canal and the test sequence was repeated. Analysis of front-back, right-left, and combined errors for each of the test stimuli revealed that this type of task may allow detection of unilateral hearing loss as slight as 25 dB HL.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Speech and Hearing