A device that will test hearing of newborns
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The science & technology ministry has launched a low-cost indigenously developed hearing screening device for newborns called Sohum to cater to nearly 26 million babies born every year with hearing loss in India. The battery-operated noninvasive Sohum uses brainstem auditory evoked response technology, without requiring babies to be sedated, which is recommended as best screening choice by the American Association of Pediatrics and the National Health Services of UK. This screening device will facilitate the routine screening of newborn babies to minimise hearing impairment at an early stage or even reverse the damage...


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