Vol. 4, Issue 5 (2019)
Study showing relation of obstructed labour in primigravida and deaf-mute children under 5 years
Author(s): Dr. Manvee Tomar, Dr. VP Singh, Dr. Amit Kumar Saini, Dr. Farheen Khan
Abstract: Brainstem evoked response audiometry (BERA) is a diagnostic tool which can be used to assess the early hearing loss and planning rehabilitative procedures. It is noninvasive and can be performed in uncooperative children under mild sedation or even under general anaesthesia. Aim of this study was to determine the hearing threshold to assess the deafness in children of suspected hearing loss and to find out the importance of BERA, in obstructed labour in primigravida. The study was conducted in ENT OPD, and Obstretic and Gynaecology OPD, LLRM, medical college. A total of 48 children were included in this study. All 48 children have been grouped in two categories. 26 patients were below age of two years. 22 patients were in age group of 2-5 years. 79% of the patients were males. Delayed developmental milestone and poor speech is the main indication for BERA. Out of 48 patients, 5 patients were found to have normal hearing as BERA showed normal responses. In 43 patients, BERA showed Mild to severe sensorineural hearing loss. 12 patients showed severe deafness, who were given hearing aids.