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WIDEBAND IMMITTANCE IN NEONATES: A SYSTEMATIC LITERATURE REVIEW
 
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Faculty of Medical Science, University of Campinas (Unicamp), Campinas, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
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Thais Antonelli Diniz Hein   

Thais Antonelli Diniz Hein, Faculty of Medical Science, State University of Campinas, Rua Tessalia Vieira de Camargo, 126 Cidade Universitária Zeferino Vaz, CEP 13083-887, Campinas, SP, Brazil, e-mail: thaisdiniz@uol.com.br
Publication date: 2020-04-14
 
J Hear Sci 2016;6(4):19–24
 
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ABSTRACT
Objective:
To analyze the literature on wideband immittance testing and to evaluate the success of these procedures in evaluating middle ear function in newborns.

Methods:
A systematic literature review was conducted using as keywords: wideband, tympanometry, reflectance, absorbance, immittance. Papers which did not address neonates were excluded from the review. From each article specific information was extracted referring to the following: sample size, population characteristics, equipment, stimulus type, study evaluation, and study conclusion.

Conclusions:
This systematic review considers that wideband immittance is a promising way for evaluating middle ear function in neonates. It is necessary to establish regulatory standards for different age groups of neonates and infants.

FUNDING
This study was funded by Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education (CAPES).
 
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